Young singer releases single
Upcoming singer and songwriter Jamal Slocombe, has released his single Blame On Me.
The 15-year-old Coleridge and Parry School student teamed up with Damian Karr, who wrote and produced the song which debuted last week.
It was co-produced and engineered by his manager Jamal Cobham.
Slocombe, who is vocally trained and mentored by respected Barbadian singer and songwriter, Carlyn Leacock, was nominated for the People Choice Award in the eighth Annual Barbados Music Awards. He went up against Rihanna, Alison Hinds, Hal Linton, Shontelle, Rupee and other internationally and regionally known Barbadian vocalist.
“I want to be signed to a major international recording company and become recognised globally, not only as singer, but as humanitarian, fashion designer and an actor. Keep your eyes open, Jamal Slocombe is one to watch,” he said.
Slocombe’s musical talent was first glimpsed in the church, in Diamond Corner, St. Peter community where he lived after moving to Barbados from Britain.
Music teacher Johnny Koimen recognised his talent while he attended All Saints Primary, and “swept him under his wing of tutelage”. Koieman known as one of Barbados’ leading folk musicians, composed Little Island Home which the budding artist performed at the Spirit of the Nation Show, making his first national performance.
He has performed at community and national events with popular singers Kareen Clarke, Toni Norville, Ria Borman and Ronnie Morris at the Sandy Lane Gold Cup as well as at the International AIBA Boxing Championships, the Holetown Festival, Summer Cultural Extravaganza, and in NIFCA with the school’s choir. (DS)