Bermudian Reggae artist Collie Buddz has announced that he will be playing four shows across the UK for March of 2015 in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London. Collie Buddz tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 28th November
'Light It Up', the latest release from Buddz, is a new anthem spreading across every college campus and radio stations, but the artist that created the tune has a name that may sound familiar to some music fans. Collie Buddz exploded onto the scene a few years ago when critics and tastemakers alike embraced him - Spin Magazine proclaiming, "Buddz proves the pop rule: Catchiness transcends color." From Vibe Magazine to Entertainment Weekly, Collie Buddz made quite an impression with music critics.
After discovering 'Light It Up', Salaam Remi known as one of the top-selling music producers in the world [Fugees, Usher, Fergie, and Amy Winehouse] and Executive Vice-President at Sony Music made an offer to Collie Buddz to join his label imprint 'Louder Than Life', a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Produced by Neenyo, a protégé of hit maker J.R. Rotem, 'Light It Up' easily goes from the car to nightclubs all over the world. Collie details his process, "As an artist, I want to expand musically. I'll always do Reggae. I did Reggae music because I was good at it and that's what I knew and loved growing up. But at the same time, when I put on my producer hat and I hear a riddim, it might not be in my comfort range, but whatever I hear on the track dictates what I'm going to make. I really only care about making good music. For that to happen, it can't live in a box."
Indeed growing up on the island of Bermuda, Reggae music was a formidable influence on a young Collie Buddz. With his independent spirit guiding his journey, Buddz has travelled as far possible from his little corner of the earth. He's constantly creating new music and experimenting with it in front of live audiences almost immediately. Collie Buddz has toured the world. He's honed his craft while in support of several tours with artists such as Cypress Hill, Rebelution and Matisyahu. He's performed in front of thousands at the largest music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Boomtown, Summer Jam and the California Roots Festival. While touring, Buddz still found time to record new material and release original music independently on his own record label, Harper Digital. He's even managed to launch a new radio station back home in Bermuda (Vibe 103) and become a father.
Armed with a tremendous record, it doesn't appear that Collie Buddz will soon be finding time to rest. Make sure you catch him while you can.
COLLIE BUDDZ LIVE:
SATURDAY 7 O2 ACADEMY 3 BIRMINGHAM
SUNDAY 8 MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3
MONDAY 9 O2 ABC2 GLASGOW
TUESDAY 10 O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON, LONDON
Collie Buddz tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 28th November priced at £14.50 regionally and £16.50 in London