On Feb 12th, 1975 in the quaint town of Yallahs, in St Thomas, Jamaica, a messenger Anwar Owen Hanchard a.k.a. Stevie Face was born. He has been a messenger indeed from the tender age of 9 when he started singing in his church choir. It was decided at an early stage of his career that he would always strive to sing for the displaced families and children based on his own early childhood experiences. His first recording Teach The Children became an overnight hit and every Jamaican childs anthem, and its lyrics epitomized the concerns of this dynamic young messenger. This spawned the Vasco Carney produced debut album Coming at you which was distributed in the USA by Ejanis Records. In preparing his debut album Stevie was privileged to work with some of the top musicians and producers in Reggae including Sly and Robbie, Cat Coore of Third World, Dean Fraser and Mikey Bennett. After linking up with Arrows Records in 2001, Steve started focusing on singing primarily for the ladies and crooned his way into their hearts with the mega hit Im In Love. This launched Stevies first top 10 hit, rapidly followed up by two other Arrows produced chart toppers Oh happy day and For your love. With the overwhelming response to his debut album and his newly found chart dominance, Stevie was invited as the opening act for Sizzlas 2002 USA tour. This led to numerous other dates across the USA and Canada. After a unplanned hiatus from the business due to a car accident, Stevie stepped back on the scene in 2006 with the street anthem Poor feel it on the Purple Skunk label, followed by Reasons on the Arrows label, proving that he still had what it takes, both songs brought back Stevie in the peoples hearts.
However things really exploded with the Computer Paul produced mega hit Tell it like it is. This single has propelled Stevie to the top of the charts in several countries, kicking off in Jamaica with a spectacular 4 week run at #1 on The Jamaica music countdown, as well as the RETVs chart, the RJR chart and the popular Stampede street charts. Almost like a domino effect the song climbed to the #1 position on several charts including the Jamaican, South Florida and New York reggae charts simultaneously. This wildfire continued blazing across the Atlantic with Stevie holding down the top spot on the BBC one extra reggae charts as well as on Birminghams New Style Radio and many others. The effect of tell it like it is has been far reaching as Italy and the Netherlands where it has also topped several popular reggae charts. The anticipation is high on Stevies upcoming album titled Tell it like it is produced by Computer Paul as well as supporting singles from other top Jamaican producers, It will feature collaborations from some surprise artists and from early indications di album sell off
Hot on the heels of his spectacular performance at Sting 2008 Stevie kicks off 2009 with another smash hit titled I wanna wake up with you which is already creating a huge buzz and prompting early appearances in England where the anticipation for his arrival is at a fever pitch.
Past major stage appearances from Stevie have included performances at Reggae Sunsplash, the Luther Vandross Power of Love concert, Eastfest, Summer Sizzle and Ghetto Jamboree.
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