Keep the Fire Burning
About Neville Bassey Neville Bassey. Artnel Francis aka Neville Bassey was born in Jamaica in the parish of Portland, in the town of Port Antonio. During Neville's school days in Port-Antonio, it was then he discovered that he had an interest in music as he used to sing in school. Much later after High School, Neville began to pursue a career as a disk jockey. He started playing at the popular nightclub called Stage Door where he spent several years. He later moved on to another nightclub called Club Monte Carlo just on the outskirts of town as the house DJ. It was while working there and playing music from his favorite artists like Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Curtis Mayfield, Tavares, Heptones, Paragon, Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Brown and so forth, he began to fantasize about making his own music but had no idea how to achieve that until he had the opportunity to migrate to Canada in the early eighties where he settled in Toronto. Within a few months after arriving, he joined up with a local band that played around town, but Neville had to supplement his income so he began working as a Carpet Installer. During that time he bought an acoustic guitar and taught himself how to play and also began writing songs. After amassing an amount of songs, he decided that he was going to look for someone who was already established in the music industry to record his songs. After looking around for a while his search led him to Fred Crossley, a remarkable man and a legend in the reggae music development. Fred played base on a few songs for Bob Marley and the Gaylads etc. After he listened to the songs that Neville was pitching he advised Neville to do his own recording and start working on his own album. With Fred's guidance, Neville started recording his own songs. It took a long while to complete the recordings after several changes and finally CD was brought to fruition. Neville's new CD titled 'Keep The Fire Burning' has 12 tracks and one Instrumental. Enjoy, You will find yourself listening to it over and over again. What people are saying: I listened to your CD and really enjoyed it. My favorite tracks are' what's wrong with the youths, the title track, Dem weary, and Living in unity says DJ Rudeboy from reggae Alaska. It's real good music, I like it very much says Rootsman Chris from Germany Truly one outstanding piece of work, this CD should be in every radio station, and in every serious reggae lover's collection says Lioness. This CD reminds me of the king every time I listen to it love it says Sista Juddy Wicked CD man mi love it very much says Freddy, selector from Killamanjaro Soundsystem.