Orville "Da'Ville" Thomas is the former lead singer of the renowned reggae dancehall group ARP (A Raw Perspective) is taking his solo career to new heights.Beginning at the age of 16, Da'Ville wrote and recorded his first single under the influence of his father. "I voiced the first song for him, my first real recording". Prior to that, the Jamaican born native had been using his natural talent singing at the St. Peter's Clever Church choir and performing at local school functions.
Da'Ville enjoyed singing so much that he knew from an early age that music would be at the forefront of his career goals. "I once thought that I would become an accountant or a manager for a large corporation, but music influenced me so much that I felt a sense of satisfaction using it as a medium to express my life experiences. In the end, my music became my greatest influence, passion and joy."
After teaming up with the other members of what became known as ARP, they began creating quite a buzz for themselves within the Jamaican reggae dancehall space. Eventually, Da'Ville decided it was time to go solo. In 2001 he signed with Penthouse Records under the management of Donovan Germaine. Here he recorded hit singles such as: "Love Will Show Me the Way,"Cruzin,"My Ego," and "All My Life," which he recorded with then label mate, Marcia Griffiths. "All My Life," was nominated in the 2001 Reggae Soca Awards.
Since leaving Penthouse Records, Da'Ville has continued to create quite an impressive resume. He has recently released a hot new single titled "Can't get over you," on the Fashozy Records label which is catching everyone's attention. This song definitely has the potential to become a number one hit.
His resume includes other hit singles such as: "Gallis," "This is the Feeling," "Banana," "The one for me," and the latest chart topping hits: "Hey Baby," and "In Heaven." Da'Ville's versatility with music allows him to create cool lovers lyrics while still competing in the fast paced world of dancehall. Performing in front of thousands at the Sting Reggae Festival in 2003 and a year later at the Reggae Summer fest in his native Jamaica has seen him sharing stage with Sean Paul, Lady Saw and Bounty Killer.
Da'Ville has also toured parts of Japan and the U.S.A. He is a great singer with his own lover's lyrics and dancehall style that reaches across a broad musical audience. Da'Ville's unique style definitely commands and has converted a whole platoon of fans.
Aside from his vocal abilities, Da'Ville is a great songwriter, composer and producer. He has written most of his songs and has produced several of his singles on the NAP Musiq and Fashozy Record Labels. Da'Ville adds to his credits several music videos and special appearances in television commercials.