Reggae singer, Colin Levy, aka Iley Dred prepares for US promo tour

CANADA – The month of April will see reggae singer, Colin Levy, aka Iley Dred, crossing the border from Canada, where he is based, into the United States, as he launches his exciting, one-month promotional tour.

The versatile Levy, who wears many caps, including song-writer, producer, promoter and, more recently, author, joined forces last year with some of reggae music’s elite producers for his current album project, Unleashed. Among the top producers who have worked on the album are Barry O’Hare, Bobby Digital, Dean Fraser, Stephen Marley and Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor.

As Levy gets ready to hit the road, he confesses to being totally fired up and eager to unleash all the positive and uplifting tracks that represents this album. The debut single from the project, the Barry O’Hare-produced Lover’s Holiday, has been embraced by radio and proving quite a booster in reggae circles. It is steadily climbing the chart locally and is now positioned at number 6 on Richie B’s Jamaica Countdown, Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart.

“I feel good to know that my work is being appreciated and that this song is having the impact I had envisioned,” says Colin Levy, whose Kings of Kings label, established nearly two decades ago, is recognized the world over.

The soft-spoken Levy, who is renowned in the music fraternity as the man who is always ready to lend a helping hand, says he feels particularly blessed at the way this project is unfolding and the many doors that are being opened as he refocuses on his career as a singer.

He noted that the release of this single came at a time when he was at one of his lowest points while recovering from a serious motor vehicle accident in Canada.

“Praises be unto the Most High for his divine intervention,” Levy declared. “This song has taken on wheels and wings at a time when I could hardly help myself and unable to work due to injuries sustained from an accident late last year,” he explained.

The singer, who last month performed in Trinidad and was kept busy in Jamaica during the Christmas and Valentine’s periods, says he is “grateful for the promotional strength I have been receiving in Jamaica as well as the other Caribbean Islands.
“I am now looking forward to a splendid meet-and-greet session with all my fans, radio disc jockeys and media personalities in the US,” Levy said.

He is also scheduled to return to the States during May, as he is contracted to perform on a couple shows over the Mother’s Day weekend.

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