RICHIE WEST BANK – SWEET TALK(RUSH SHEIKH RECORDS)
RECORDING ARTIST RICHIE WEST
Melvin “Richie” Labeach was born on April 29, He represents the symbol of the Bull ruling under the sign of Taurus; which is said to be a person who is solid, loyal and devoted. Richie was born in the parish of St. James in Montego Bay in the Catherine Hall Area, but grew up in Manchester with parents and siblings. Like any other country across the world, there is said to be a violent area and where Richie lived was one of them, his only escape was to feed the purpose of his music. He attended the Balaclava High School in St, Elizabeth another parish which was not too far from home. He was known to be intelligent, hardworking and even a problem solver. While attending school he would always write and perform for small groups of friends or any friendly face in the neighbourhood, everyone knew he had a big thing for music. He later tried to further his education by learning a skill and signed up with one of The Heart Trust Programmes, he was doing Plumming and was really good at it.
Melvin was always inspired by words of Garnett Silk, Tenna Saw, Buju Banton and even Movado but his role model was always Bounty Killer. Music is his passion and he wants to make a name for himself in the industry and so he kept on pushing trying to make a mark, but first, he had to work on an image and a stage name. A close friend by the name of Slippery labelled him as RICHIE WEST and it became alias and was stuck with him since then. Persons started getting familiar with the name “Richie West” and it leads him to local events in and around his hometown, he started showing up and even had the opportunity to perform; at Club Openings, Barbeques and also Weekly Events. He was just getting started at having an actual career in music and he was willing to experience new levels.
It was in the year 2009 when Richie West wrote, recorded and released his first single “NAW SWITCH”; it was a DIGITAL BIGGS PRODUCTION. West music hit the streets and even managed to get airplays from a few local radio stations like Irie Fm and Links Fm, some of the radio disc jocks that helped to push his music were Ron Muschette , Dj Bones and Dj Matrix. Other opportunities arrived and he got the chance to work with some really good producers at different studios such as TRUCK BACK RECORDS, ROYAL SAVAGE ENT and MOUNTAIN LION MUSIC. After putting in extra work, Richie started travelling back and forth from Montego Bay to Kingston, where is said to be the heart the music; he was promoting, building and creating a name for himself. He also took part in a few music videos getting cameos and working behind the scenes in video productions with popular Artists like Jah Cure, Jae Prynse and Stylish.
Richie West and Recording Artist Tommy Lee are from the same hometown and so they are said to be close friends. Tommy Lee was on the rise and Richie West was there with him playing the role of his Road Manager and Back Up Performer at the time for a count of four years. Richie West was also booked to perform on some of the major shows in Jamaica like Sting, Sumfest and other main and Annual Events. West got enquiries for shows outside of Jamaica but still waiting for the break to travel. The music industry, especially in Jamaica is not easily conquered and West believes he has lots more work to accomplish. He recorded new tracks and even did the music video for them, songs like ‘SICK’, ‘TAKLING PARROT’, ‘TURN UP’ and ‘ DI PLACE’.
Recording Artist Richie West is currently working with RUSH SHEIKH RECORDS and has recently dropped a new single titled “NUH SWEET TALK” which is out on the Life Story Riddim and is available on SoundCloud music, Youtube and Itunes. West is getting great feedbacks with his music and he is now more focused on what to bring to the music table.
Social Media is said to be one of the most widely based platforms to market your music across the world and you can find and follow Richie West Music on these leading networks:
FACEBOOK: RICHIE WEST
YOUTUBE: RICHIE WEST
SOUNDCLOUD: RICHIE WEST
Video Clips and Official Videos of Recording Artist Richie West
https://youtu.be/4h1rOuVfER8 – “NAW SWITCH” OFFICIAL VIDEO
https://youtu.be/o1P3e8Tq2jQ – “TALKING PARROT” OFFICIAL VIDEO
https://youtu.be/yp1mJHpB1_c – “SICK” OFFICIAL VIDEO
https://youtu.be/omZPGp_m4Lg – “NO SWEET TALK” AUDIO
https://youtu.be/c7O8sjN6g4g – “DI PLACE” AUDIO
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