Who is Sun Shade?
When asked, ‘What’s your ultimate goal?’, Sun Shade’s answer is “To perform music every waking moment of my life, and break all barriers with the power of music.” Sun Shade is on a musical journey to become one of the most prolific vocalists that society has to offer today. Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sun Shade started his professional singing career during high school. He performed at local festivals, which enabled him to hone in on his unique and distinct vocal style. Sun Shade has been profoundly influenced by the likes of Sanchez, Maxi Priest, Dennis Brown, Phil Collins, Alton Ellis, and has shared the stage with the likes of Beenie Man, Baby Cham, Wayne Wonder, Mr. Vegas, Terror Fabulous and Jr Reid just to name a few. He has vocalized many of these artists and now hopes to emerge as his own unique artist by performing his original songs. With his dedicated heart and determination, Sun Shade moved to the United States in hopes of breaking through internationally and setting forth new standards in Reggae Music.
Sun Shade’s arrival in the United States has propelled his musical career to another level. He has marketed singles such as Jah Love, Honey, Forever Love and a remake of Robert Craig’s “Smoking Gun.” Within the first few years, he went on a Midwest tour with Luciano, Sizzla, Movado, Leroy Sibbles, Gregory Isaac, Sanchez, and Mikey General covering cities such as Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Chicago. Sun Shade has continued this progressive movement into the musical field by continually performing at many different venues. Ringing in the Millennium, Sun Shade toured to South Carolina, Florida, and Jamaica.
Summer of 2018 Sun Shade released his latest EP entitled 'Don't You Be, a collaboration project between Sun Shade's own label Jeanne Records, indie label DubbStarr and distirbuted by Tuff Gong International.