MEET THE FAMILY
"TOGETHER WE RISE"
In addition to our wonderfully entertaining radio show of all Canadian music, at Rebel Vibez we work hard to keep our network informed about all the latest news and updates in our musical family as well as the radio world. Tuning in and remaining connected will help you stay informed and be first for the introduction to our new RV family members...STAY TUNED!
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Lil’Bit’s efforts during the 2009 Junos in Vancouver, B.C. earned her the notice of Carrie Mullings (Rebel Vibez) who introduced her to the Toronto reggae scene, and took her under her wing as manager & mentor then, eventually partnering, working together as a team to build the movement.
Recipient of the Most Promising New Artist Award at the RMAA's was a milestone in itself and ultimately foreshadowed her acceptance of the most prestigious award in the Canadian Music Industry. Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year for her Single "Likkle But Mi Tallawah" produced by Donovan "Danny M'aestro" Lee on the "New Tek Riddim", an honour that she received graciously. That same year Shepherd also won the 2011 MMA Marijuana Music Award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single "Sensimilla"
Lil’Bit also received two awards at the 2011 WCRMA’s for Best Female Vocalist, and Single of The Year for "Lady in The Streets" and was nominated for Best Female Vocalist, Best Reggae Single, and Artist of the Year at the 2011 RMAA’s. Shepherd was nominated once more for the 2013 Juno Awards; Best Reggae Recording category for her Album "Move Ya".
Elaine “Lil’Bit” Shepherd’s formal accomplishments speak for themselves, but her voice speaks louder, as she continually evolves as a professionally minded, strong woman, and as a relentlessly passionate artist. Her sound is bold, and her humble frame only exaggerates the beauty her soul speaks, making Lil’Bit a Canadian icon worth following closely.
A fiery young Queen is making vibrational ripples in an industry that, at many of times, requires specific packaging for its products and a certain look for its vessels. Vocalist Natural Fyah, while initially starting out feeling boxed in this way, has evolved, into something even more beautiful than originally anticipated. Starting out as a figurative “caterpillar”, she began her musical endeavours as a mere spectator, listening to, singing with, & collecting what music she could by recording it over her mother’s Luther Vandross tapes.. As time progressed, the caterpillar grew, and so did its musical tastes, it’s character, it’s perception, it’s spiritual journey.
Progressing into a cocoon to learn, develop, and transform, we now have a being who has gone through a journey of changes, understanding, patience and growth...the caterpillar once connected to a safety net is now set free, making music that feeds the soul and evokes emotion. The caterpillar is now a butterfly and this butterfly will flutter to the beat of her own heart, now understanding that the journey has really just begun. The journey is spiritual, musical, and sweet with the honey of her past, present and future. Natural Fyah is ready…are you?
Chosen to join the Rebel Vibez family due to his brilliance, innovation, and workmanship, it is clear that Legato is a force to be reckoned with.
Originating from Clarendon Jamaica, Legato is no stranger to the warmth of the guitar, the call of brass horns, and the soulful sound of accented voices, dancing to the vibration of a familiar reggae bass line.
The eldest of two children to his mother, a politician, and father, the proud member of a Jamaican Soundsystem, Legato, born Robert Annakie, has always been a friend of music, encountering it at every corner of his life.
From entering various talent shows, to joining his younger brother to “run sound” on their father’s system, to establishing a studio of his own, Legato has always been focused on the energy of music and the journey on which it is carrying him.
Whether it be his own output, or the output of another, he has always been about the integrity of the music both on and off the stage.
Now, a member of the RV Family, Legato is making waves on the Canadian reggae scene. Legato invites you to keep connected with him by joining our mailing list and connecting with his social media (@rebelvibez, @legato_muzic) as his journey is a tree full of buds, and he would love for you to see them blossom. Stay tuned!
When describing some of the best Dancehall and vocal valour to grace 2021, it's literally impossible to do so without mentioning Onique. Producer, Singer/Songwriter & owner of NeQz productions, Onique definitely didn't come to play & has already proven his production, written, & vocal vernacular.
With a distinctive sound & a flamboyant writing style, Onique gave us a great official introduction to himself in 2019. Releasing his riddim driven project entitled "Pure Soul Riddim", which features various Canadian reggae artists including himself, was just the beginning.
Partnering up with Dancehall sensation "Blistas" to create hit song "Big Billiii" has proven to be another win for Onique in 2021. As the tune, which is slowly climbing the Rebel Vibez Canadian Regga-EH Charts, continues to gain momentum it is becoming more & more clear that Onique's skills inside the booth & at the mixer, are pristine.
"Big Billiii" boasts confidence, great style, and wonderful workmanship. The world looks forward to experiencing more from this talented producer.
Follow Onique on IG: @OniqueOfficial & support him throughout his musical journey. You won't wan't to miss a thing!
Music is a lot like a delicious chocolate; created with buttery notes, followed by the sweet, and the depth of the original gift, the cocoa bean. There is a voice, with just as much depth, well rounded, & as buttery as a beautifully crafted confectioner's delight. That voice belongs to JRNYSTR.
Originally from Jamaica, JRNYSTR is no stranger to the joy of Reggae music & performance. Being the third child out of ten siblings & the daughter of a guitar player opened the songstress to a world of sharing, caring, & creating. This would mold her to become self-affirmed into her craft at age 20.
When JRNSTR performs, the audience can feel every note permeate each part of their physical structure; the essence of her message pours out like honey. JRNYSTR looks forward to pouring out her message this coming 2022. The time as come for this star to shine.
Stay tuned for her soon-to-come release on the Sistehood Riddim produced by DJ Evoz for Rebel Vibez Records.
Music is soothing to the soul and is a medicine unto those who need healing and empowerment. In this time of pharmaceuticals and harsh medicines, we are pleased to welcome a voice so full of soul and positive vibrations, that it can soothe the hearts and minds of many. This voice belongs to LB aka Elby Braithwaite.
Originally from Guyana, LB brings the spice of South America along with the heat of the Caribbean and combines all into his sweet, sultry delivery.
Music is second nature to LB, who comes from a long line of vocalists, & it was inevitable that he would continue this family tradition, especially after observing his sister's vocal triumphs with the police choir back home in Guyana. Observing her made him eager to develop his own talent.
Pursuing music has been a commitment for only the fittest as LB has gone through the trenches, encountering energies that wanted him silenced. After many years of relentless perseverance & seasoning, LB is more than ready to soothe the world in these troubled times.
LB, currently, signed to Canadian label Rebel Vibez Records, has a catalogue influenced by giants such as Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson, Nat King Cole, & John Legend. As he prepares for the release of his debut album, the masses are encourages to stay updated with @RebelVibez on IG as well as RebelVibez.ca where his release dates will be announced.
Breaking onto the reggae scene with a distinct soulful and jazzy sound, Josemar has come a long way from using buckets, sticks, pots, and pans to make music. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Josemar is a well-rounded performer currently residing in Toronto, Canada.
At the age of ten, Josemar began writing poetry which soon evolved into the skill of writing musical lyrics to be performed on his first platform at the church choir. Gaining inspiration from the likes of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Bob Marley, and Robert Johnson, this musician draws a bridge from then to now with eloquently told stories of everyday life portrayed in his music.
Like a Michelangelo of sounds, images of his words are painted on the canvas of your mind to be admired from a new perspective.
Josemar’s passion for music has grown over time.
It is that growth that led him to his recent Juno Award Nomination for the song Don’t Let it Get to You. To Josemar this Juno nomination signifies validation and a sign that his heart,mind, and life’s work has begun. ‘This song to me is Medicine music, healing for those who are open to receive it. The past 2 years have been a struggle for many; losing their jobs, businesses and more importantly their sanity. We truly don't know the effects it will have on us in the future but I hope the song can bring some solace”
Rayzalution Band is an all-female reggae band out of Canada. Hailing from Toronto/GTA, Ontario. The bass player and founder Chantel “CeeCee” McKnight started the band in 2017 in honour and memory of her father Ray McKnight who was a prominent musician in Toronto. The band’s repertoire consists of originals, and cover arrangements of classic and present-day reggae hits, that are designed to entertain, educate and enlighten everyone.
In spite of reggae being a male dominated genre, in just over two (2) years since the inception of the band, Rayzalution was honoured to be chosen to tour the East Coast USA in November 2019, performing in multiple states with the Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths (from Bob Marley I-Threes) and veteran dancehall artist Lady G, as their backing band and opening act.
Mikey Dangerous is a Jamaican/Canadian reggae artist. He was presented with a Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for his singles “Don’t Go Pretending“ & "WAKE UP". Mikey entertains his audiences with his versatile and enchanting voice. His energetic and passionate performance leaves a lasting impression. Be sure to catch him live! Guaranteed to leave you wanting more!