Kirk Brown

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There is a World-class entity hidden for just over twenty years in the beautiful island of Barbados. This entertainment dynamo, known as Kirk Brown, is clearly one of the brightest stars on Barbados' musical horizon placing him in the elite class of young, upcoming faces in regional music.

Kirk Brown is a multitalented artiste, actor, model and businessman, with a passion and love for music. As a student of the St. Michael’s Secondary school in Barbados, Brown honed his musical ambitions. Specializing in brass instruments such as the trumpet, trombone and the winded saxophone, he joined his high school music band and the Barbados Youth Orchestra. After completing High School, the opportunity presented itself for study abroad and Canada became home to the budding musician, who also had an aptitude for languages, computer technology and business. Upon returning to Barbados, Brown put his musical ambitions on hold and joined the tourism sector, quickly elevating to a management post in a 4-star hotel.

True to his love, Kirk jumped at the chance to hit the stage with the brand new band “BLAZE” in the summer of 2003, as one of the four lead vocalists. He quickly developed a love for the stage and soon left the hotel industry to focus his energies on music. However, “BLAZE” was short lived and in early 2004 Kirk was invited, by the founder of “BLAZE”, to join the front line of the Toni Norville Band. As a member of an already established band with a loyal following, Brown quickly became known for his high-energy performances, undeniable sex appeal and smooth dancehall renditions.

With experience under his belt, Kirk Brown the businessman, founded his own band,”Strategy the Band”, in November 2004. Over the years, Kirk has been the one constant in “Strategy the Band”, which has fast become a household name to locals and visitors alike. With Tejay and Justin King completing the band’s frontline, the 3 vocalists cover a wide scope of genres, including, Dancehall, Soca, Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop and Fusions (Caribbean Pop).

As a self-motivated individual, Kirk lives by the motto “Music Knows No Limits” and as testament, he is breaking the mold and paving the way for aspiring singers. Kirk Brown has performed globally and his original tracks are heating up the airways and setting the standard for locally produced music videos.

Kirk Brown’s repertoire combines many genres and fusions, to evoke every emotion, while sending thought provoking messages as heard on his debut album “Must Get It” and various singles. As a man of many faces, Brown’s originals, mostly self-penned, show his sweet and compassionate side in songs like “Make It Right”, “The Reason Why” and “Baaby”. Soca tracks “J’ouvert Carnival", “Show Me” and his new 2009 Crop Over hit single "Nothing Can Stop This Jam" bring the high-energy performances, along with the pulsating dance track, “Shawty Get Low” and the dancehall vibe of “Stamina Daddy”. To share worthwhile messages and generate a higher level of thought, he delivers “Has the World Gone Mad” and “Why oh Why” with absolute conviction. In addition, he touches on the devastating HIV/Aids epidemic with awareness tracks entitled, “The Reality” and the band’s collaboration “Wrap It Up”.

He has shared the stage with major international stars including Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Rihanna, Fat Joe, Beenie Man and Maxi Priest, and is making strides which will definitely land him at the centre of the World's stage.

Remaining humble and thankful to be doing what he loves, Kirk Brown’s music videos are creating waves for their international appeal, with “Baaby” winning him a 2009 Barbados Music Award, for Video of the Year (Male). He was also applauded for being one of the few local Soca artists to release a video in the same year as the song, for “Show Me”. The latest additions, “Shawty get Low” and “Make It Right” have been equally successful in their appeal and delivery.

No talented musician is without accolades and Kirk Brown has received nominations in every Barbados Music Award since 2006, and was selected to represent Barbados as part of a delegation of music industry executives and artistes attending the 2009 MIDEM, in Cannes, France. Most recently, he has fallen under the radar of the Barbados Tourism Authority for his contribution to the tourism industry, through entertainment/music, and was nominated for the 2009 Tourism Awards: Male Entertainer of the Year and with his band Strategy, Band of The Year.

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