Shadrock - Biography ===== It does not take much to realise why there is so much hype and interest in this new artiste. He has an almost identical sound and voice like the world famous reggae artiste, "Buju Banton". This liking of sounds was not created to sound the same; it was a style that "Shadrock" has always had for over 18 years. Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica but now living in Canada, "Shadrock" was often called "Little Buju" as he started his career djing and recording dubplates for the local sound systems. "Shadrock" has tried on many occasions to shake off that label, by introducing new styles and sounds to his music and voice, but because it is his voice, he has just decided to be himself and let the world hear what he has to offer. Shadrock's music has been charted in "Seychelles", South Africa, Toronto and Montréal, Canada. He has toured with many bands, but the jewel in his musical crown was when he met "Winnie Mandela" in South Africa and was a guest at her house, as she thanked him and other artistes, for performing at an "Aids Awareness" concert held in 2002. This autumn will see the launch of Shadrock's; new album entitled "Shadrock Moving Forward" on the "Utopia Record Label". This 14 song album shows the style and versatility of "Shadrock's" talent, as he rides on popular reggae rhythms like the "Good To Go", "Queen Majesty" and the "Fiesta 2" rhythm. But it's his lead single "Shadrock" that has the radio disc jockeys talking about this new kid on the block. This song "Shadrock" shows the smooth flow of this artiste and his power to ride any rhythm given to him. Already there are hopes that this song will reach international air play, with a few dj's in California, Miami, London and Hawaii already showing there liking to the preview and have requested their hard copy. 2005 summer schedule: Saw Shadrock performing at the Calgary Reggae Festival, The Toronto Irie Festival alongside "Third World" and the Toronto Jamaica day Concert alongside "Professor Nuts" and "Admiral Bailey". Awards: "TIRMA" 2005 Best single of the year for "SHOTTA and "Best Year To Year DJ from Military Sounds 2005 Awards Gala.