Described as dynamic and sensational, with the versatility and range that defies restriction to any one genre. Steele is as captivating in his handling of R&B material as he is with soul, reggae, classical, and jazz. Born in Lucea Jamaica, Steele’s inspiration comes from his parents who sang on the church choir, his first taste of success came with his recording of Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky”, produced by veteran singer and producer Tristan Palmer. But before the songs full potential could be realized, Steele had to migrate to Canada. This however did not stop his continued quest to achieve greatness, and his persistence has definitely paid off. Steele is now regarded as the most consistent reggae artist to call Canada home, his music transcends all ages, gender and color. He has made an indelible imprint on the reggae music-loving audiences with appearances at various venues in most major cities. He has performed to rave reviews at festivals such as Jambana Festival, Eglinton Street Festival, Rasta Fest, and the Jamaica Day Celebration held in Toronto. Steele as graced the stage of the Winnipeg Caribbean Festival in Manitoba, the Maple Ridge Caribbean festival in British Columbia, and the Calgary Reggae Festival in Alberta just to name a few. He has appeared internationally, performing in Africa, and in Jamaica on shows such Reggae Sun fest and Rebel Salute .The artist has also performed in the USA on the New York’s popular festival Irie Jamboree.
“Silhouette”, cover of the late D. Brown, represents Steele’s break-through song, and he has not slowed down since. Other songs to hit the local charts includes “Jah Is My Strength”, Another Confrontation, She Believes in Me and many more. He has shared the stage with some of reggae’s most respected artists, such as Freddie McGregor, Rita Marley, Tony Rebel, Sanchez, Luciano, and Queen Ifrica among others.
Today, Steele has made his mark on the music industry and although most people recognize him as a singer, Steele is an accomplished musician, songwriter, and producer who have earned a reputation as a perfectionist with his professional approach to his music. In 2004 Steele released his first full length solo CD/Album “Uncorrupted” and the world stood up to take note of this lyrically conscious brother. Tracks from “Uncorrupted” made it onto many charts globally, and in Canada the cd was showered with many accolades which included Canada’s highest musical award, a Juno nomination for Reggae Recording of the Year. Steele has since then seen his popularity grow significantly, he accredits this to the blessings from the Almighty and the love from his many fans that continue to support his music. In 2007, Steele dropped his sophomore cd entitled “The Love of Jah” and the critics hailed it as his finest work to date. Steele was blessed once again with the achievement of being named “Best Male Vocalist of the Year”, “Best Songwriter of the Year”, and Top CD/Album of the year for The Love of Jah, and the overall Artist of the Year by the Reggae Music Achievement Awards. Hits from that Cd included “What’s Wrong Wid Wi”, a duet with crooner George Nooks, “New World” with Queen Ifrica, and his heart felt rendition of “Slave Driver”, the Bob Marley original .In 2009, Steele released “The Man The Music” and again captured more hearts with his release. With no letting up, the CD received another two awards from the RMAA, and in 2011 he was awarded with the first Irie Music Award for “Male Artist of the Year”,.
In 2012 he released his fourth Cd Reality and this release again added more accolades to his credit. Steele was once again nominated for A Juno Award for his song Woman a cut from the CD. In 2013 and 2014 he was recognized by the Caribbean Music and Entertainment award as Reggae artist of the year followed in the same year as Male artist of the year presented to him by the Uprising youth in Progress Awards. To follow this once again in 2015 Steele was blessed with another Juno Nomination.
Steele is becoming a household name globally, and with the success of his second solo show in UK he is set for greatness.
The artist is now set to release his fifth studio CD sometime this year, and again he promises nothing less. Songs like “What does a Woman Want” and “Keep I safe” will for sure inspire.
Steele: READY FOR THE WORLD
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