Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band
- Date: Jun 19, 2019
- Times: 8 p.m.
- Admission: $10
- Location: Matanuska Brewing Anchorage
Clinton Fearon is a composer, songwriter, singer and player of instruments since his early teens, and a professional since the age of 19.
He was born in Jamaica and become the bassist, vocalist and lyricist for the mythic Gladiators, as well as a session musician for Coxsonne Dodd in Studio One and Lee 'Scratch' Perry's at Black Ark, two of the main producers on the island at this time. He also composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.
After leaving Jamaica 1987, Clinton Fearon start a new career from Seattle. With other musicians of the Gladiators, he decided to stay in the US and to found The Defenders. The band built a nice following in the Northwest. After five years the band split and Clinton Fearon formed the Boogie Brown Band with local musicians in 1993.
Clinton Fearon recorded eight albums with Boogie Brown Band and two albums in solo acoustic.
Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to help a better world to come. With chiselled music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.
"Many of my songs started just like that, with me and mi guitar. Since 2005 and the release of Mi An Mi Guitar, Clinton Fearon is giving magical solo performances in acoustic. With just vocal and guitar, Clinton is playing his music all over the world, in the United States, in France and Europe but also Brazil, Kenya, Peru etc.
Clinton Fearon continues to meet new public with solo perfomance in acoustic.
In 2012, Clinton Fearon released his second acoustic opus: Heart And Soul. The album gathers 16 songs wrote between 1969-1984, while Clinton was a strong member of the Gladiators. To celebrate these memories, Clinton invited friends for a special tour with Clinton Rufus and Gallimore Sutherland from The Gladiators, and Ire Taylor and Mark Oi from Boogie Brown Band.
Clinton Fearon & Friends today is a trio with Clinton Fearon, Clinton Rufus and Mark Oi.
In 2014 Clinton Fearon is playing in solo acoustic at the prestigious WOMAD festival, both in Caceres, Spain and in Malesbury, England.
" My music is roots reggae from the island of Jamaica. I grew up deep in the hills, up in St. Catherine, surrounded by nature, beauty and hard work. Even as a child, I knew I wanted to be a musician and began my career singing in church and at school, and eventually built my own guitar! As a teenager, my journeys took me to Kingston where I met many musicians and began writing and recording music. The Skatalites, Motown artists and Jamaican musicians who came before me all influenced my music.
I write from my heart. The world is full of inspirations... nature, people, politics, love. I write about them all. My music is good for the soul - always with a message of hope and betterment for tomorrow. It's good for dancing, good for listening and I think it's good for all."
Boogie Brown Band
Boogie Brown is a character born in the imaginary world of Clinton Fearon. A brain child, a free spirit with a distinctive beautiful smile.
Boogie Brown Band was formed by Clinton Fearon in 1994. At the origin it was four local musicians coming from the jazz and the reggae scene. Members changed over the years and today the band is counting five to seven musicians alongside Clinton Fearon.
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