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Glen Washington

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Glen Washington is a Jamaican / singer, songwriter and drummer.

Washington evolved from humble beginnings. Born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica he is currently a popular artist in reggae music. this has come after many years of recording and waiting in the wings. In 1997, he released his debut album Brother To Brother and, to date, has released 10 albums.

Washington began his musical career in the early seventies as the lead singer for the group Names and Faces. He later became the lead singer in a band called 35 Incorporated and learned to play the drums under the guidance of, then drummer, Joseph Hill. When Hill left the band, Washington filled the slot, and became a singing drummer.

Washington made his first hit record Rockers Not Crackers in 1978 for the Joe Gibbs Record label; but he did not grace the charts again until the release of the hit Kindness For Weakness in 1998.

Over the years, Washington has recorded sporadically as a solo singer and extensively as a studio drummer and has laid tracks for various artists. Simultaneously, Washington was a full-time drummer (sometimes singer) in several different bands, such as: The Avengers, The Titans, and Happiness Unlimited. With Happiness Unlimited he migrated to the USA to work with Stevie Wonder. The other bands he played with are Calabash and bands that backed Artists such as Leroy Sibbles, Shinehead, Junior Reid, Gregory Isaacs, Sister Carol and The Meditations.

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