Grammy Nominated artist Paul Anthony knew at an early age that he was destined for a life in music. He was born in Boca Raton FL, son of a Canadian mother and a Jamaican father. Heavily influenced by his dad, singer/entertainer Pat Satchmo, Paul began his journey as a songwriter, recording artist, and performer when he was just 12 years old.
Despite growing up outside of the Caribbean, Paul was raised to stay in tune with his roots. He recalls feeling deeply connected to his culture listening to Reggae and Dancehall music. He developed a love and admiration for Hip Hop as well, particularly the way lyrics were cleverly woven together by rappers. His style is constantly evolving as he seeks to strike a seamless balance between his Reggae/Dancehall foundation and Hip Hop influence to create an organic sound that is uniquely his own.
In an interview with the Sun Sentinel, Cedella Marley, Daughter of Reggae Legend Bob Marley and C.E.O of Tuff Gong International said, “Paul is very talented and has an eclectic style that I really like. He blends Dancehall and Reggae in a contemporary way. He sounds like somebody who just came out of Jamaica. I just closed my eyes and listened to his sound." (Read more here https://bit.ly/MarleyMusicArticle)
Pat Satchmo is Paul’s direct link to a Legacy of Reggae Roots. Satchmo recorded with Lee “Scratch” Perry and Peter Tosh during the Ska/Rocksteady era and performed with Bob Marley & The Wailers on their 1975 tour in Toronto Canada. Paul cites his father as being one of his biggest inspirations to pursue his own path in music.
Paul’s stepfather Maurice Walker, also had a major impact on his success. He is an accomplished producer, musician, songwriter and performer, who has worked with Dennis Brown and Alton Ellis. Maurice gave Paul invaluable mentorship with music theory, keyboard proficiency, and audio engineering techniques. These skills continue to carry Paul through his journey, enabling him to record and mix his own music.
Paul Anthony's latest releases are proving to be some of his best work yet. His EP “Light After Dark II: Time to Shine” debuted at #20 on the iTunes Reggae Album charts in April of 2020 and several singles from the project have done exceptionally well on YouTube. These songs include the vivid, summer smash “Day Off”, heartbreak anthem “Love Hurts” and a curiously introspective offering, “Old Me.” Paul has also contributed two features to The Wailers’ 2020 album “One World” produced by Emilio Estefan. The album has scored Paul and The Wailers a Grammy Nomination!
(Find Paul’s recent work here https://linktr.ee/paulanthonyreggae)
In addition to his original recordings, Paul and his band “Reggae Souljahs” have built a reputation for delivering electrifying, high energy performances across South Florida. Paul Anthony & The Reggae Souljahs seek to uplift, inspire, and empower people with their music at every show. Paul created the inclusive “I’m A Reggae Souljah” movement and merch line for fans of the band, who are genuine lovers of reggae music. The group is planning a nationwide tour set for 2022. (Watch live performance clips http://bit.ly/ReggaeSouljahsTV +
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Paul Anthony believes music has the power to change lives. He proclaims, “Music is such a powerful, influential art form. I feel most accomplished as an artist when a person tells me that my songs helped them through a tough time, or made a positive impact on their life. That is my WHY.”
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