Clinton Fearon

 

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A composer, writer, singer and player of instruments since his early teens and a professional since the age of 19, Clinton Fearon was born and raised in Jamaica and was an integral part of the world-wide Reggae revolution. While best known as the bassist, vocalist and lyricist for standard-bearing Roots group The Gladiators, he also held the coveted spot of house musician for both Coxsonne Dodd’s Studio One and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Black Ark Studio. On his own, Fearon has composed some everlasting basslines for well-known artists such as Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.

After leaving Jamaica and The Gladiators’ band in 1987, Clinton Fearon settled in Seattle, Washington USA. He quickly founded The Defenders with Jamaican musicians in the late 80’s and gave several now legendary shows in Pacific Northwest clubs. After the band split, Fearon formed the Boogie Brown Band with local musicians in 1993. Not content to rest on his extensive back-catalog, Fearon has since released numerous widely-recognized albums that have taken his classic Roots sound in new and exciting directions..

You can see the name of Clinton Fearon on the headlines of major musical events th world over, such as Reggae Rising, Bumbershoot, Sierra Nevada Festival, The American Folk Festival, Garance Reggae Festival, Reggae Geel. Today, more than ever, Clinton Fearon is counted among Reggae's most talented musicians by peers and professionals alike.

 

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