Isha Belle BiographyWith a sweet, soulful voice and a name that describes her vibes very well, Isha Belle will appeal to both Dancehall and Roots fans.
And without apology, she will address not-so-irie-topics.
Growing up in East Kingston, ISHA BELLE spent most of her growing years attending church.
At church she performed with her siblings and her father Donald Walsh(now deceased).
She attributes her love for music and performing to him, he always encouraged her to sing and he provided the inspiration with the gospel cassettes he would play daily.
Throughout primary and high school, she cultivated & showcased her talent by participating in a host of local talent shows concert and weddings.
Her first professional experience came through former girl group 4th Street Sista.
After the group disbanded she took time out to work on her personal goals and her solo career.She collaborated with music producer Hopeton Hibbert (son of reggae icon Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals fame). They have written and recorded numerous songs. Her debut album "Loving Desire" is now out on the ROAD DOG PRODUCTION Label,the label she co-founded with Hopeton Hibbert . The album is available online through Apple Itunes and CDBABY.The album captures the true essence of Systa Irie as it is peppered with hard hitting social commentary such as RATATAT and RUDEBWOY and sweetened with her odes to love such as LOVING DESIRE. Prior to her debut release she has a number of singles released Imagination on 2006 Confessions Rhythm Compilation and RUDEBWOY on 2007 BreakTime Riddim Album.
Besides her solo effort she has worked with several local artistes .She worked 6months with LMS (Morgan Heritage Family ) as substitute vocalist .Toured the USA with Beres Hammond’s FOR THE LOVE OF IT TOUR in 2004 doing lead and backgrounds with Iley Dred . Done additional gigs in the USA and Jamaica singing live and studio backgrounds for artiste such as Sizzla Warrior King Tanya Stephens Yellowman Anthony B etc. Besides her musical sorjourn. She held other jobs in the media and entertainment industry. She worked at the Jamaica Observer Newspaper and at the copyright society JACAP.
Her influences are musical great such as Tina Turner ,Aretha Franklin, Marcia Griffiths Karen Clark Sheard. She admire these icons for their poise,grace strong performances and vocal delivery. Her all time favorite male singers are the ever controversial Peter Tosh/Jacob Miller and energetic performer Jimmy ClifF.
ISHA BELLE is building a lifelong career in the reggae music industry writing and singing positive songs that pique our thoughts and stirs our souls. She sees it as her duty to perform and promote Jamaican music . Fly the reggae banner high.