Tarrus Riley

About Tarrus Riley

Grounded in a roots reggae tradition recast with a gleaming 21st century sheen, Tarrus Riley shifts between smoothly crooned lover’s rock and artful Rastafarian declarations, provocative commentaries and dancehall’s combustible edge. The son of veteran Jamaican singer Jimmy Riley, formerly of the vocal trio The Uniques, and a nurse, Lavern Tatham, he refers to his songs as ‘healing music’.

From 2004’s debut ‘Challenges’ through to sophomore album ‘Parables’ (featuring the most popular reggae song of 2007 ‘She’s Royal’ – a six trophy sweep at Jamaica’s 2008 inaugural Reggae Academy Awards), success has arrived rapidly.

The release of his much-anticipated third set ‘Contagious’ has reaffirmed that Tarrus Riley is one of finest singer/songwriters of his generation, irrespective of musical genre.

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