JAHBOY IS ONE OF SOLOMON ISLANDS’ MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS WHO IS MAKING WAVES IN THE PACIFIC & BEYOND.
With mixed Melanesian and Polynesian blood and culture, he brings another flavour to the South Pacific with his evolving international fusion reggae blended with elements of Island, Dancehall, Pop, Ragga, Roots and flirts of Hip-Hop, R&B and other genres. Each song he creates adds a new twist to his calibre of talent, which keeps pleasing his growing fan base.
Although his true love is reggae, he thrives on experimenting with different genres, resulting in several collaborations with award winning local and international artists. One of these collaborations, blessed him to be the only Solomon Islands’ artist to ever have an original song (“Good Vibes”) not only on rotation but also being number 1 for several weeks on several commercial radio stations in Hawaii.
JAHBOY loves performing as much as recording. He brings the crowd together with his sweet delivery, enthusiasm and interaction. He has had the privilege to open for several big names in the reggae and music industry such as Craig David, Julian Marley, and the godfather of Pacific reggae, Fiji Veikoso.
Like the title of his Luv n Life album, for someone so young doing so much with the fruits of his hard work and passion, the future is looking bright and he is simply, loving his life. From obscure Solomon Islands, his music continues to be discovered internationally.
Signed in 2011 to the Solomon’s innovative record label, Rebelle Inc, in less than a year he won the two most coveted prizes in the Solomon music industry at 19 years of age: SIBC/Wantok FM’s Solo Artist of the Year Award and People’s Choice Award. Again he took out the same award for Solo Artist of the year in 2012. The music awards have since stopped running in the Solomon Islands.
His first taste of international touring began in 2011 to Vanuatu and Australia. From these early days, his popularity has grown to be able to headline his own shows in many Australian cities and other Pacific countries. In 2016 he commenced his own 8 country tour (Australia, PNG, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands and Guam), with a 10 city tour of Australia.
Since 2012, JAHBOY has released three original albums. These are the Hope for Tomorrow EP, the Luv n Life album and The Red Album. He has also released many singles that are for free download and several can be purchased via popular digital distributors. A prolific song writer, JAHBOY has written and recorded over 60 original songs by himself or that he has he featured in.