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Harmony - My Joy

Harmony - My Joy

Harmony - My Joy

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Harmony is poised to become a household name much sooner than later.

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Derrick Campbell, also known as Harmony was born in North West London in the 1970’s to a family of five which includes one of UK’s finest reggae artistes, his brother Don Campbell; a reggae singer from London who is best known for his lovers rock style of reggae music and for being a member of the group Undivided Roots in the 1980s, before embarking on a solo career.

Harmony grew up in a spiritual household as his mother regularly attended church and was an active participant in church activities. There was however an extensive collection of records in the home including the popular secular artistes of the period such as Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross and Bob Marley which stimulated his interest in music and singing. He was heavily influenced by his family and received constant encouragement from his peers in school who were impressed with his vocal ability. 

Harmony - My JoyThe idea of creating an album was always foremost on his mind, but it was the passing of his father in Jamaica in 2010, ten days after his own birthday that served as the final motivating factor to move the album from an idea to a reality. The singer has gone all out to work with some of London’s top reggae producers on his new project. The album consists of twelve wonderful tracks, which forces the listener to ask, “why didn’t he start his singing career earlier?” In listening to the album, selections such as My Joy produced by Carlton ‘Bubblers’, keyboard player for Ruff Kutt Band, Lover & Friend produced by Stingray Records and features female vocalist Sha Sha, About Us, and Cry A River will encourage anyone to keep on listening.   

The results of working with top producer and rhythm duo Mafia and Fluxy is evident on Just You and Me featuring Greenfly. Tracks six and nine, Touch You and Love & Faith were both produced by Peckings with the latter featuring Harmony’s niece, Safiyyah. The CD was released on iTunes on December 11th on the Tumpy label which incidentally is the nickname of his dad. 

With not that many new vocalists entering the UK reggae scene as many would hope, talent such as that exhibited by Harmony makes it clear he is poised to become a household name much sooner than later.

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