With his debut album titled "My Allegiance" released in October 2008, Irel is certainly not new to the gospel reggae arena. A native from Bull Bay Jamaica, he has always stayed true to his island roots even though he now resides in Miami, Florida. Irel has performed at quite a few concerts and the response has been the same every time - just astounding! Even prior to his debut release, Irel has managed to acquire a following that is thirsty for an album from him. Irel started writing his own lyrics to reggae beats after being influenced by reggae artist Garnett Silk. It was during that time that Irel started seeking the Lord upon hearing the words and messages that would radiate through Garnett's songs. According to Irel, "Garnett Silk's songs came at a time in my life when I needed a lot of guidance and direction". Irel started reading his bible and eventually committed his life to Christ in 1994. After receiving Christ as his personal savior, he continued to write lyrics but this time the words were different. He has a desire to continue the legacy that was given to him through reggae music, and that is to sing songs that will draw people to the realization that God is real. As his life was changed, he now uses his music as a God given instrument to help someone towards a positive and transformed life. The album boast twelve tracks and is set to bring life and inspiration to any listener, young and old alike. Working with music veterans DJ Frost and Monty G, one can expect nothing but flavorful rhythms and arrangements that will transcend to the casual, the conscious and the dancehall listeners. One word of caution, Irel takes no responsibility for the urge to keep turning up the volume! Irel has also taken a very solid step in his music profession by forming his own record label, AriJon Records, LLC. With "My Allegiance" as the first album to be released under the label, it's no doubt Irel has laid a foundation with a statement that you can expect more from him in the near future!
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