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Biography

There are multiple artists by the name of Prodigal Son:

1) Calvin Curtis Whilby a. k. a. Prodigal Son is a gospel reggae artist born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, in 1976.

Prodigal Son has performed at sold out venues spanning crowds as huge as 150,000, at events such as Antiguan Governmental Celebrations (Caribbean), International Reggae Festival of Life (Chicago, USA) Fun in the Sun, Recharge, and Sting (Jamaica), France World Cup Qualifier Match (Jamaica vs. Mexico) Air Jamaica sponsored UK Tour, Israel & New Breed Tour (Jacksonville, USA) and many other International events, he has shared stages with renowned Gospel Artistes, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Wynans, Jackie McCullough, Tobi Mac, Mary Mary, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Martha Munizzi, Kirk Franklyn, Yolanda Adams and mainstream artistes such as: Shaggy, Junior Gong, Beenie Man, Bounti Killa, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Jackson, Maxi Priest, Regina Belle, Calypso Rose, Barrington Levy, Luciano, Jimmy Cliff and more.

Prodigal Son has gained the respect of both fans & critics and is one of the only Jamaican gospel Artiste who is appreciated in both the Christian arena and mainstream/secular and as such was the only Gospel Artiste that appeared on the 2006 BMobile 'No Violence' school tour in Jamaica, he has subsequently, received several mainstream awards including: Jamaica Federation of Musicians, best new gospel artiste for 2001, the Xnews award, artist of the year 2001, Jamaica Federation of Musicians best male gospel vocalist 2002 and Irie FM's Gospel Artiste of the year ('06), other accolades are Marlin Awards for Outstanding Reggae Recording of the year and Outstanding DJ Vocal Performance of the year for the year 2003, Marlin award for Best Dancehall Recording for 2004, U. S. Urban Gospel Award, best Producer 2005, Urban Gospel Award best Caribbean Artiste, Canadian Maja Award album of the year 2006, he has copped and maintain numerous number one spots on charts like UK's United by 1, Love 101 FM Jamaica, Flow FM Canada, Mystic 98, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and UK's Soulcare. Prodigal was interviewed and featured on the US network CBS on the 700 club programme 'Turning Point' where he shared his life changing testimony, to date he is the first gospel artiste to be interviewed by WLIB radio station in New York.

Prodigal Son is an ordained Pastor, Producer, Mentor, Entrepreneur, and Gospel Artiste. He has released three albums to date RADIKAL PRODIGAL, RECHARGE and STILL STANDING on his label Radikal Records his fourth album which features work with International artistes, Micah Stampley and Junior Tucker is highly anticipated.

2) Prodigal Son are a progressive metal quintet from Scotland, UK. Formed in 2005 they built their sound around each members musical aspiration. All though all five were mainly into metal, their preference in sub-genres created a vast array of sounds to experiment with. As a result, their sound is an amalgam of most sub-genres of modern metal. They draw from Prog, Groove, Death, Grindcore,and occasionally Gothenburg, Industrial & Power metal. However, utilising more than one at most times, they manage to avoid clichés of these sub-genres and create a sound that is epic but not cheesy, aggressive without sounding stupid and maintains a certain Groove.

Their songs are mostly progressive with a few exceptions. The songs are not necessarily long and drawn out; they are able to take the complexity of a progressive song and compact it into spaces as small as three minutes. Their songs were originally played only in dropped C tuning but in 2006 they introduced the Seven-String to their sound which allowed for more expression and a lynching tone. They have more dominant bass parts than a lot of metal acts around today and the drums bring a bit more in terms of creativity. In short, Prodigal son are filtering out the mundane whilst keeping that which truly rocks.
Members: Scott Morrin: Vocals, Jamie Lindsay: Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Ben Watson: Bass, Tutin: Drums, Callum Stott: Synths & Strange noises
Prodigal sons music is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 UK: Scotland Licence.

3) There is also a drum n' bass artist called "The Prodigal Son".

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