Following in the footsteps of Gregory Issacs John Holt Ken Boothe, Beres Hammond, Freddie McGregor and Dennis Brown Ambelique has now agreed to a selective group of artists from Jamaica who sing and make deep soulful reggae the way it should be!
There is an old saying "nothing happens before its time" It could have been coined especially for Ambelique who despite his wealth of current hits and soaring popularity among grassroots enthusiasts, waited patiently for his breakthrough in reggae big time Then again Ambelique is no ordinary singer His expression and voice tone technique is simple stunning and soul in his voice so moving at times the listener is reminded of early R & B greats as Sam Cooke
Jamaican by birth, he grew up in Waltham Park areat Kingston same town that gave us Dennis Brown Freddie McGregor and Sugar Minott The Stewart Brothers [Tinga & Roman] It was Ska and Rocksteady Legend Derrick Harriott who took him to the studio for the first time
Ambelique left Jamaica to New York, it was in New York, where he introduced and helped hand, Third World lead singer Bunny Rugs with touring band Hugh Hendricks & The Buccaneers Ambelique moved to Los Angeles, where he joined a group called only with a group called Third Eye ago with Methuselem During this time He has started their own production projects under the guidance of the renowned Engineer / Producer Carl Pitterson
In 1994, he returned to Jamaica and was introduced to Sly & Robbie Jamaica's musical giants as Noel Brown andThan on the recommendation of Colin''Bulby''York - for which he later recorded hits Lonely Soldier Stick To The Task and Soldier On The Front Line, it was Sly & Robbie, who gave him his long-awaited entry into the mainstream with their reggae version of Brian McKnight One Last Cry and R Kelly's for both of you explode to the top of the New York Reggae charts in 1996 and played a Caribbean single "Cuando Cuando" inspire a whole album of covers entitled Ambelique Sings The Classics released the following year and rocked The Reggae Chart realize the commercial potential Iceland Jamaica soon as he issued and Chevelle Franklin's cover of Richie Valen La Bamba on CD single Ambelique also contributed two songs to the Sly & Robbie & Friends Grammy-winning album from 1999 - one ofthem Penny Lover and the other a non-accredited version of the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction featuring Keith Richards on guitar The future looked bright from the most self-effacing of newcomers, but Island Jamaica folded leaves Ambelique and Sly & Robbie to seek their fortune elsewhere
Hans R & B sound and feel worked beautifully on a handful of singles released by Classic Albums such as worker's Man''Me Oh My "and" Is it still good to you Ambelique became a freelance soon after recording tracks for Gordon 'Flash' Lee Fat Eyes and Clive Hunt in Jamaica-High Power Phillip Smart [Shoulder To Cry On] Don One [Hands of Time] in the U.S. The impact he created in America can be measured by the prolifbete tracks included on VP Records best selling Strictly The Best and Reggae Gold Series
In 2000 Ambelique shot to the top of the Reggae chart with the song Sheriff in Town Bluer Than Blue both win a seat on the Rhythm Selector Series on Jet Star
Ambelique singles has repeatedly appeared on the Jet Star compilation of his work in the UK have also achieved success in the U.S. with the hit "Doctor Love" topped the New York Reggae chart once he has completed albums for Phillip Smart Don One and Jet Star a late charge a track from his 2nd the album also topped the charts in New York "Share My Love" featuring Chevelle Franklin again enstating him as the most popular loving artist in this millennium Followed by the album "Love Got a Hold on Me and Special Attention Reggae Gold Classics each one holding a top position in Reggae Album Charts
Ambelique albumsin Devious Records Label is set to be released in 2005 to much acclaim "Entitled Let's Take a Chance
his next album" The Vibes of Ambelique "is set to release 2007
This album is very special Ambelique since it includes a selection of some of his best works
A super songwriter as a master stylist of his goals is to make timeless music that will last for generations to come and true form has achieved this on virtually everything he has touched since re-entering the business during the mid-nineties
" People just want to be famous and make money but I want to make songs that still sell ten to twenty years from now "
You see music is the medium through which everybody can be taught as an artist we should say something meaningful" Ambelique