November 06, 2006
January 14, 2010
Reggae, Righteous/conscious, Soul
All roots reggae artist from Dennis Brown to Peter Tosh to Bob. A song by Lenny Kravitz inspired me to buy a guitar.
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2009 Juno Award Winner - Reggae Recording of the Year
Canada's Music Awards
Humble was in the third grade he was asked to complete a mandatory musical aptitude test. Soon after he was called into the principal's office and told he scored the highest on the test in the entire public school system in Toronto. The aptitude test indicated the talents Humble, born Simon Vassell, possessed at a young age.
Now this young recording artist is on the cusp of a successful music career. The group home councilor by day doubles as a reggae musician unique in sound, voice and message. He has a single plan - to help people and he believes music is the tool he will use to accomplish this. "To touch people - that is my ultimate goal," says Humble, whose artist names suits his shy, quiet demeanor. "[I want] to write songs which will cause people; for even just a minute, to reflect on their life." A man of his word, Humble's debut album is chalk full of inspirational and uplifting songs. He sings "The wait is over, time to dry your eyes / we're gonna make it over, to the other side," on one of his personal favourites and the album opener, "The Other Side". Then seamlessly he transitions into equally moving tracks "Jah Has a Plan", "The Lion Has Prevailed" and "Forward Jah Children". Later comes the album's title track "Hard to See". "[The track] "Hard to See" explains the whole album," says Humble. "Sometimes it's hard to see our culture. Sometimes people are blinded by a lot of things. Sometimes it's hard to see who you are as a person; you end up spending half your life doing something you didn't want to." "Jah has a plan for us all / no need to worry, nothing to worry bout " - "Jah Has a Plan", Hard to See, Humble's Debut Album Where Humble himself is concerned, the plan laid out for him may have been obvious to those closest to him from the time he was three years old.
Born in Redditch, England, by the time he was a toddler he had already fallen in love with music, learning the words to "Tears On My Pillow" by Johnny Nash. He remembers people in Redditch and St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, where he later moved, would gather around him to listen to him sing the '70s hit. With a strong voice, message and mantra Humble progresses on his journey to inflicting change, hope and inspiration. Signing off his album's thanks and praises he writes, "To the youth dem in the system, show Babylon knowledge and seek righteousness. To the youth dem in the struggle, seek Rastafari, plant that seed in your heart and it will grow, cease the violence." Evidently he is already making a difference - a humble one.
2007 has proven to be quite a successful year for reggae artist Humble. To start the year off the singer/songwriter earned a Juno nomination for his debut album "Hard to See", followed up by awards for Artist of the Year and Album of the year at the 2007 Reggae Achievement Awards, and most recent a Global Marijuana Music Award for his herb hit "High Grade". Having two songs air on two different episodes of "Da Kink In My Hair" and add stage performances in Jamaica (St. Mary Mi Come From), Montreal (Reggae Festival), Calgary (Reggae Festival), and most recently a performance in Japan all while completing his sophmore album under the Palm of Gold recording label. There's clearly no stopping this Lion as he's set to conquer in 2010.
It's clearly not Hard to See that this rasta youth is definitely going places.
October 02, 2009
Tune into Reggae Vibes Radio Australia Radio 107.1 fm on Friday Oct 2nd from 5pm to 7pm in Australia as they air Humble's music for the first time. The biggest Radio Reggae program in Australia. (drive time radio/ prime time radio)
September 22, 2009
Tune into WLMJ on Wed Sept 23rd at 11:30 AM (EST) to listen to Humble's interview. Syndicated on Energy 101.5 FM & WATB 1420 AM.
- Street Team
August 13, 2009
On Friday August 21st Humble will appear on 'A' Morning Ottawa. Ottawa's number one morning show. Catch his interview and acoustic performance taped in front of a live audience currently scheduled for 9:30 AM (EST). The show will be aired on Canada's CHRO-TV in Pembroke, Ottawa, and on satellite TV. Channel 342 Star Choice & 209 Bell ExpressVu. Tune in and be counted as one of the eighty thousand viewers; on average, they reach every Friday.
Don't forget! Humble performs live on Sunday August 23rd at the Ottawa Reggae Festival held at Lebreton Flats Park. Stage time 7:00 PM. Be early to avoid disappointment.