Meet The Man Putting Gloucester On The Reggae Map As New Single Earns Him French Record Deal

A reggae artist from Gloucester is over the moon after his single was snapped up by a record label two hours after its initial release.

French record label Cygnus Music called artist Jamie Irie after the song ‘Be There’ was digitally released and then had 1,000 vinyl copies produced.

The song was only released last week and there is already talk of it going to repress and more records being made.

Jamie Irie, 53, from Coney Hill is known for his reggae inspired music over the years and is shocked at the amount of attention the remix single has been getting.


He said: “The single went online and people just seemed to be flocking to it. I was blown away with the amount of attention it was getting. It was only due to be a digital release but I got a call and it was signed within a couple of hours.”

The vinyl has the original version of Be There but the remix by Dougie Conscious is what the public have been rushing to buy.

Gloucester Reggae artist Jamie Irie in his studio (Image: COPYRIGHT SIMON PIZZEY)

Jamie said: “If you believe in Rastafarian culture like I do, I am with the ‘Twelve Tribes of Israel’ and you feel like someone is there with you, be that God who whatever, it about he is there and watching over us and he will always be there for us.”

The record company are pleased to be working with Jamie.

A spokesman for the record label said: “At Cygnus Music we are thrilled to be working with Jamie on his latest chart topping single ‘Be There’. Jamie’s style and versatility shines through and really reinforces Gloucester’s presence in the Reggae music scene.”

Source: Meet the man putting Gloucester on the reggae map as new single earns him French record deal – Gloucestershire Live

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