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Tony Curtis

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Born in September of 1971 in St. Catherine, Jamaica, Curtis knew that music was his mission from early on, even if he never envisioned it as a career. Young Curtis O’Brien would go to church, approaching the mic anytime the opportunity presented itself. Laughing, Curtis fondly recalls his early days singing in the church.

The young singer began to enter local talent shows, mashing up the place with classic cover tunes. From talent shows to the local studios, Curtis began to voice a few dubplates for the local club and some small sounds. As his reputation grew, producer Clive Kennedy took notice of the young singer and in 1988 took him to the studio to record his first song; “Tell Me You Will”, released on the Aquarius label. Still in school, Curtis would bounce back and forth between the studio and the classroom, until the music business became too strong to resist

Curtis hopped on the bus for Ocho Rios to pursue his life long dream of being a singer. “When me leave fi Ocho Rios, a de longest drive dat inna me life, and that was like a hundred miles. When me reach, I think all I could buy was a bun.” With a bun in hand, Curtis set out to find Roof International Recording Studios. When he arrived, “Me go pon the studio, hang out an’ sing, mek dem hear me an’ ting and dem say yeeeeaaaah!”.

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