G Whizz biography
Although GWHIZZ has been in the music business since 2005, he gained international notoriety with “LIFE”; winning Carivibez.tv2009 Webby Award for Best Breakthru Video & the 2010 EME AWARD for “Best New Artists.”
"LIFE" is produced by TJ Records and is a very thought provoking ballad about the perils of poverty and one young man's plight to achieve success from his mother's wise teachings. Jamaica Star writer “BLAKKA” says, “In a simple but profound declaration of faith and hope, G Whizz tells the world ‘mi life soon sort out, mi nah worry, mmmm my life soon happy’ and the vibe he emits in the song is contagious. You can’t help but sing along. That’s partly because the young artiste captures a spirit of positive determination that many of us can identify with. He shares a mood of resilience and virtue that we all want to embrace even if we are at a difficult juncture in our life.”
Finding the formula to do a follow- up to a good song can sometimes be difficult for a young artist, but G Whizz is an exception. After watching "LIFE" climb the charts, GWHIZZ decided to record "BETTA SOON COME" and "TOMORROW" for TJ Records who also produced the "UNFINISHED BUSINESS RIDDIM" featuring MOVADO "I'm So Special" and SERANI "No Games."
TOMORROW, another uplifting and positive message from G Whizz suggest that better days are yet to come. Ghetto yutes don't depend on the gun. There is a star in all of us, check out this video, we can do this our people if we are one big family. When asked about the inspiration for this song GWHIZZ says, "People encounter problems everyday and feel down sometimes, and sometimes you just want someone to encourage you. Sometimes thats not even a friend, it can come from music. Thats what I want to offer through my songs. Im hoping the video and the song will touch and encourage
Born on the tropical island of Jamaica , renown for its bauxite, lush vegetation, exquisite beaches and rich musical heritage, G-Whizz focus is to build on this legacy and in time find a place among the greats. His greatest inspiration is Bob Marley! Hailed as a rising star, the young singer, songwriter and composer diverse talent encapsulates Reggae, R&B & Dancehall displaying such versatility second to none. At this early stage in his career, his delivery and vocal style shows a depth of talent that legendary artiste Johnny “Mr. Buda-Bye” Osbourne commented, “He is ready”. Needless to say anymore, your own experience is the barometer to determine his true potential.
As producers, the Barrett brothers, John and Kevin form the nucleus of Fams House Studio and together with G-Whizz embarked on a musical project in 2005. What they have accomplished in this relatively short period of time is indicative they are following in the tracks of their famous dad, the great bass player and producer Aston “Family Man” Barrett of Bob Marley and the Wailers fame.
G-Whizz has released several music videos including: "Life", "Tomorrow", "Whether Night Or Day", "Bartender", "On and On", "Sorrow", "I feel It", “Those Days Are No More” on the Spiritual Warfare rhythm, "Not Guilty", "Blue Seam Red Seam", “Ghetto Life”, “No More War”, “Hush”, "She's Hot", "Break Free", & “Ease My Mind”, a collaboration with female artiste Minx. These videos are also in rotation on Jamaican cable channels: CVM TV, TV J, R.E. TV, Hype TV and Music Plus.
G-Whizz has performed in the Japan, England, Canada, Cayman Islands, New York City, Boston, Atlanta, "Best Of the Best" Concert - Miami, England, Bahamas, St Croix, Bermuda and popular Jamaica Events: Capleton St Mary Me Come From Annual Charity Show, Anthony B Trelawny Fun Day, Reggae Sumfest, STING and Fully Loaded @ James Bond Beach in Jamaica.
His vocal versatility has lead to several collaborations featuring Junior (One Blood) Reid (Gonna Be Alright), Nanko & Atomic (Break Free), Turbulence (Love is Wonderful), Bling Dawg, Minx (Ease My Mind), Deva Bratt, Chi-Ching Ching (We Wont Stop) and many others.
GWHIZZ is currently carving out his own niche in the dancehall and his latest singles "TOMORROW" and "I FEEL IT" is reassurance to the fans that he is not a ‘one hit wonder’.
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