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Koriq pays tribute to MOMS

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BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

Friday, April 21, 2017    

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Koriq pays a soulful tribute to mothers on his latest offering, I Feel Your Love. On the track he expresses his appreciation to mothers for the contribution they have made in the lives of their children.

Born Courick Clarke, he is the son of veteran IRIE FM broadcaster Bob Clarke. An accomplished keyboardist, Koriq is also a beat maker.

He has worked with several prominent artistes in gospel and reggae circles, including: Judy Mowatt, Carlene Davis, Sandra Brooks, Prodigal Son, DJ Nicholas and the Grace Thrillers; to secular artistes such as Queen Ifrica, Duane Stephenson, Luciano, Freddie McGregor, Toots Hibbert, Dean Fraser, Tarrus Riley, and Tessanne Chin.

“I’ve always had an ear for vocals, both lead and background, and that’s why I started arranging harmonies for children’s choir at about 10 years old. I was somewhat shy, so I always avoided the spotlight in terms of taking the mic and going out as a lead singer, but on occasion I was pretty much pushed into it and the reception has always been positive,” said Koriq.


While growing up in Kingston he was influenced in music. He quickly caught onto the vocal stylings of veterans such as Ken Booth and the now deceased singers Bunny Rugs, Alton Ellis and Trevor Roper.

“Growing up I was always involved in music. I started playing the keyboard at eight and by the time I was nine, I was playing in church,” he said.

He attended Ocho Rios High School in St Ann and became instrumental in the development of the school’s band. After graduation he pursued a business studies course at Moneague College. He later studied jazz and classical piano at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Koriq’s other singles include All Woman and So Freely. Both were produced by Kalonji.

 

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