Rising musical talent: ~Tarrus Riley ~ 2011


Tarrus says in his biography on his Official Website: http//:www.taurusriley.com/bio

[…”I’ve always loved music; I used to deejay but everyone used to call me to sing.They used to call me singy-singy” because I was always singing”…]

[..”I sing for the people this is the contribution I can make and after I make a song; it isn’t mine anymore,it belongs to the people”..]

Tarrus Riley born “Omar Riley” son of  the well known Roots Reggae veteran artist, Jimmy Riley. Tarrus has grown up in the reggae business environment . Tarrus has forged his own singing style,beginning his musical career as a teenage DJ / MC (Jamaican rapper) with various Soundsystems before being recruited to Tony Rebels “Flames productions”.ln respect for his mentoring he has performed each year at Rebel Salute festival.

Tarrus is heavily influenced by 80’s and 90’s DJ Dancehall performers Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton,Tigerman, Lieutenant Stitchy and Supercat.

The inspiration for his musical style comes from his African Roots and Rastafarian way of life.


.2004 – Challenges – (Reissued in 2008 with Bonus Tracks)

2006 – Parables
.2009 – Contagious

Discography link: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tarrus+Riley


(1).Bashment Sessions Magazine>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQrJKQvsC3w

(2). Munchie.tv> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOgFkxTqYUk&feature=related

Reference(info)+Video Links..

Biography info: http://tarrusriley.com/

New Tarrus Riley>Music Videos 2011

Music video: “Nyabinghi Pickney”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZlvvoNdQFg







Early 2011 saw the release of the Black History themed Shaka Zulu Pickney which was featured on the Nyabingi rhythm from Bombrush Music. The video for the song which was directed by Storm Saulter was well received upon its release.
His interest in educating the youth about Black History resulted in the Tarrus Riley Freedom Writers Competition, which ran on Jamaica’s Irie FM radio station.

With the support of his friends and collaborative musicians he hopes to develop his B.L.A.K. S.O.I.L. Movement ( Brethren. Living. According to. King.Sellasie-I teachings. Overstanding. Iritical. Livity) to bring further awareness to the consciousness of women and children.

Riley has performed on several stages around the world. His performances have drawn credible reviews from the media in the Caribbean, North America, the United States,United Kingdom and Europe.
Riley’s most recent high profile performances include the 2011 Jamaican Jazz and Blues Festival.


*Flava Radio 2011 interview: 2011-03-20T17_01_53-07_00


~Booking details(For Promoters / Record Labels)~

Nancy Davis
4400 Chemin Cote de Liesse, Suite 210
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4N 2P7
Tel: 514-375-0388
cell: 514-805-6429

Cell: (876) 365-2116
Email: montrevail@live.com

Manager /Producer
Dean Fraser
Sawxwax Limited
5 Glenhome Cresent
Kingston 10
Jamaica, W.I.
Tel: (876) 384-2558

Email: bigbadsax1@hotmail.com

Who is Dean Frazer? The Legendary Jamaican Saxophonist(Interview link)>



  1. I,ve heard some of Tarrus’ music before and I have to say it does not dissapoint. His style of music is very relaxing I find. Well written post on such an unknown artist.

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