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Krysiwebb steps into the spotlight

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Krysiwebb has made her name as a backing vocalist. Last year, she accompanied Anthony B to major reggae festivals throughout Europe, including Reggae Jam (Germany) and Kwaku (Holland).

But this year, the reggae singer is stepping from the shadows and into the spotlight. She released a collaboration Do It Again in March 2018 on the Nijeri Records with dancehall artiste Kool Johnny Kool and is currently working on her debut album.

“I believe it's my time now. I want to pursue my dream of being a solo artiste. I have to sacrifice my time, my ability to earn, to go for something greater, but I have a team so I am looking forward to it,” said Krysiwebb.

She is collaborating with Robert Sutherland, chief executive officer of Nijeri Records, who will produce and release her debut album next year. There are plans to shoot a video for Do It Again next month.

“The response to Do It Again has been great. People have been sharing it via SoundCloud and Facebook, and deejays have been requesting jingles. I know it is playing on RTR FM in Perth, Australia, by DJ Genereal Justice. It is being played by DJ Crystal in Germany, so it is getting international radio play,” she said.

Born 1993 in St Ann, Krysiwebb (given name Krystal Webb) sang at community events and on her local church choir. While at Papine High in Kingston, she gained valuable experience participating in televised choir competition All Together Sing and JCDC's Festival Song Competition in 2007, placing second in the latter.

In 2008 she recorded her first single No Tears for Kingston-based label OD Records. She also started doing background vocals for various artistes, including Aidonia, Jahvinci, Etana and Luciano.

In 2016, she recorded Easy Loving You and Crying Out, then she landed a job touring with Anthony B as a live back-up singer.

“I am genuinely excited to do my own thing,” she added.

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