- David Kirton the vibrant, modern roots reggae singer/ songwriter from the Caribbean Island of Barbados. His debut release 'Stranger' RAS Records is a powerful first release that set a high standard of music and lyrics for this singer / songwriter. (see News and Reviews page)
When it came time to record his second album he went straight to the reggae source, Jamaica. This new collection of ten songs, produced by Mikey Bennett, Grafton Studios highlights David's 'silky vocals and rocking beats' that were called 'a critics delight' by Howard Campbell.
Mikey Bennett has captured the essence of David's Barbadiana while incorporating the Reggae mystic that gives Jamaica its heartbeat, working with Kirton to release the melodies swirling in his head. Writing collaborations between Bennett and Kirton and David's own songs elicit vivid imagery and emotions. Many of the songs for this new album are 'Live' recordings done in either Grafton Studio or The Marley Hope Road Studio using some of the best musicians Jamaica has to offer. Earl 'Chinna' Smith (guitar), Cat Coore (guitar) Desi Jones (drums), Leroy 'Barrbee' Romans, Glen Brownie (bass), Robbie Lynn (keyboards), Michael Fletcher (bass), Wayne Armond (guitar) Dean Fraser (saxophone), John Williams (violin and keyboards) Home T (Harmonies), Roveleta Fraser and Cherine Anderson (harmonies). Errol Brown mixed many of the songs on this new album
The making of 'Modern Roots' (Photo Album)