http://berwyntownshipfarmersmarket.org/kidney-disease/ Progress’s music is a reflection of his life experiences and his faith. Born in Barbados, Progress was influenced by the Reggae that surrounded him. There was something about the positive message and the driving pulsating bass that hypnotized him from young.
Leaving Barbados in his late teens Progress moved to Canada where he began performing reggae incorporating the many different influences that surrounded him. Progress flourished in Canada becoming a finalist in the nationally televised Canadian Reggae Star competition. After this progress dropped his debut LP, Making Progress, with the lead song and video “Sunshine”. The lead single caught on giving his music notoriety as the video was on rotation on Much Music, Tempo and MTV Africa.
Progress’s breakout album had 3 songs which were ranked in the CHRY 105.5 Rebel Vibez top 10 Canadian Reggae songs. Since then he has had unleashed a steady stream of singles and been an almost permanent fixture in the chart. This journey has seen him being the focus of two documentaries, Soldiers of The Street and Over Stand Kings, as well as making an appearance in Rastamentary and having his music featured in the Kink In My Hair TV series. Progress has toured the U.S, Canada, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and Ghana. He has made songs with Grammy winner Peter Morgan and reggae legend Triston Palmer as well as sharing the stage with artists like Erykah Badu, Beres Hammond, Common, Frankie Paul and Maxi Priest.
These experiences have sharpened his skills to where his live show is as energetic and dynamic as it is insightful. Progress after years of honing his skills is ready to take the listener on a journey through a musical landscape, letting them enter his world of love and purpose.
Here he drops the visuals to his latest single, “Release Me.”
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