Trend setter, entertainer and lyrically-solid are just some of the words used to describe this dynamic exponent of the arts.
David Kirton, an award winning singer songwriter from the Caribbean island of Barbados, leads an unapologetically enthusiastic, talented young band of musicians from Barbados. Kirton originals including Green Camouflage’, Ride on Natty’ and Cool Breezin’ bring a solid, authentic set that creates an upbeat, rhythm filled Caribbean party.
Canadian National Campus Review wrote 'Kirton has busted out of the box blending elements of reggae, soul, rock and pop into a contemporary yet natural sound, which he then delivers with his exotically smooth, soul dipped voice’.
College Campus Reviews wrote “Kirton has written songs with intelligent and grabbing lyrics that listeners can relate to on many levels. He then wraps them in some serious booty-shakin’ rhythms, and a shimmy of urban flavor that would be at home in any dance club.”
Kirton’s upcoming (5)th album is set for release June 2017. Kirton is once again working with Jamaican producer Michael Bennett ( Shaggy, Ziggy Marley), Grafton Studios and has added Bulby York ( Vibes Kartel, Train) for a few key singles. Kirton continues to expand on his Modern Roots Reggae sound that he has developed over his 20 year career with guitar led songs, infectious hooks, tight harmonies and solid substance from drum and bass. This (11) song album will be released in the UK and some EU territories by Right Recording UK and accompanied with a July UK Promotional Tour. Promotion will include three music videos, radio promotion and Live acoustic promotional media tour with a UK Showcase.
Kirton has been a quiet storm over the past decade building a solid catalogue while staying true to his mission of developing his own unique sound embodying the best of the old reggae rhythms with the guitar driven songs he writes. Kirton says “It was Roots reggae that captured my senses rather than Dancehall. My progression as an artist came because I was more relaxed, didn’t try to fit into a trendy box, just let my songs flow and represent what I felt inside when I sat down to write them. I feel very comfortable making music my own way, rather than trying to fit in anyone’s boots. I love having the freedom to touch people and find success following my own vision.”
Kirton is no stranger to music, in 1999 he debuted with a Midem Cannes showcase at the Palais on World Beat night. UP writer John Swenson report headlined 'David Kirton tops new artists at MIDEM.