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SNWMF '05
PERFORMERS



 

 

 

 

RICHIE SPICE
(The Element Of Righteousness)
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EARTH A RUN RED ever since the world discovered the exceptional talent of Richie Spice. His robust, commanding vocal couples with this solid lyrics, make his sing-jay stand out in an industry that produces artistes a dime a dozen.

With an unmistakably distinct style, Richie Spice merges singing and deejaying into a unique art form, being able to define two art formats quite clearly, alternately singing or deejaying on his signature tracks.
This talented, versatile songwriter always seems to balance his creations with a dancehall flavour coupled with a defined reggae edge. But whether deejaying or singing, his genre of choice is dancehall with a roosty vibes. His lyrics often speak of love or oppression, relating to everyday runnings, the plight of his people and the Rastafarian faith, which he strongly embraces. It is striking that his youth seemingly effortless can capture the kind of tone and vibe that fits the mood of a song perfectly.
Eclectic and entertaining, Richie Spice has all the tools to match or even eclipse the musical accomplishments of his well-renowned brothers.RICHELL BONNER aka RICHIE SPICE was born in Rock Hall, St. Andrew. Jamaica on September 8,1971 into the talented Bonner family. With mother and father who were known singers in the community, it was no surprise that they would produce four sons that would one day become household names.

Indeed, mankind would soon make the acquaintances of the Bonner boys – singers Pliers (from Chaka Demus and Pliers), Spanner Banner, Richie Spice and dancehall DJ Snatcher Dogg.
Deciding it was time his younger brother takes his place among Jamaica’s greatest singers, Spanner Banner, who already making a name for himself, took Richie on the studio rounds and introduced him to some top producers.

This led to Spice’s first track ‘Killing a Sound’, produced by Dennis ‘Star’ Hayes, followed by ‘Shine’ for producer\musician Clive Hunt.
His equally talented sister Brigett Bonner, along with Clive Hunt were instrumental in the release of Richie’s debut album ‘Universal’. This gave birth to his first major hit, ‘Grooving My Girl’, along with his other hits ‘Earth A Run Red’, ‘Living Ain’t Easy’ featuring Snatcher Dogg, ‘Land of Jamaica’ and ‘Time So Rough’. Heartbeat Records was very influential in gaining international exposure for the album.

With an increasing popularity and demanding fanfare, Richie would soon become a staple on all the major stage shows, locally and internationally. Soon, the stages of Reggae Sunsplash, Reggae Sumfest, Rebel Salute, White River Reggae Bash and Sting, among others, were familiar grounds, with the singer delivering outstanding performances.

Spice often joined his brothers Pliers and Spanner Banner on numerous tours, building his global fanfare all across Europe and North America.
With the drive and commitment the professional outfit of Fifth Element Records had in refining outstanding talent, it was inevitable that they would soon draft Richie Spice into their camp. In 2003, Richie joined stablemates DJ Chuck Fenda and singer Anthony Cruz to cement the trifold Fifth Element camp.

CEO OF fifth Element, Devon Wheatly, has nothing but accolades for the Rastafarian singjay. “It is rare that you find someone with Richie’s extraordinary talent,potent writing ability, humility and discipline. With proper guidance and management, there is no limit to the vast possibilities that awaits him, and the Fifth Element has every intention to make it a reality,” states Wheatly.
On the Fifth Element label Richie has already released the potent singles ‘Marijuana’ and ‘The Table is Turning Around’, and the label is in the process of completing his sophomore album.
Other recent releases from Richie include ‘Black Like Tar’ and ‘Jokey Jokey’, joining countless singles like ‘ My Love’, ‘Love Is This Way’ featuring Spanner Banner and Jah Mason, ‘Wasting My Time’, ‘Fire’, ‘All Night Long’ featuring Shaggy. ‘Monday to Sunday’, ‘Galang Yah Gal’, ‘Bingi Drum’, ‘Hold Me’, ‘Eye for an Eye’, ‘Hardcore Lover’ and ‘Moan and Groan’.

With the world only too familiar with this sparkling star, Richie intends to continue making music for his people and channeling it in a positive direction for the youths of tomorrow to follow.

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