Ishabel

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Isha Bel is a dynamic performing artiste / songwriter from East Kingston Jamaica. A woman of many talents, who has worked in various capacities in the Jamaican music industry
Isha bel’s roots reality songs and spitfire performances have been seeping into the consciousness of audiences and listeners locally and internationally. King Unrulee of Unrulee Rockers Intl (UK) dubs her lady lightning. Bongo Herman and Fred Locks describe her energy and vocalizing as raw soul.
Like most Jamaican artistes, Isha bel was raised by Christian parents . She and her 5 siblings attended church religiously while growing up in gritty East Kingston, Jamaica..Her father) was a singer, the songs he sung and the cassettes he played, provided her with the inspiration she craved. She found solace in music, the pen and the paper. She performed in competitions and high school concerts.

Isha bel first worked professionally as a member of former girl group 4th Street Sister performing locally and in the Caribbean on the hotel circuit and on shows such as Reggae Sumfest and appearing in several newspapers and advertisements. After the group disbanded she worked and toured as background vocalist with a number of artistes such as Warrior King, Tanya Stephens Iley dred, Sizzla ,Morgan Heritage Family ,Norris man .Jah Bouks Droop Lion etc

Being a songwriter, she toyed with the idea of releasing her own music for some time. She began working with Hopeton Hibbert writing and collaborating on numerous tracks with some of the Road Dog Production’s releases with artiste such as Yellowman. A couple songs were released under the moniker Sister Irie. The collaboration was shortlived.

After a long break, Isha Bel re-emerged on the active music scene making music that reflects her outlook on society and her search for balance. She will quickly tell “you cannot grow up in a community like East Kingston and write only glossy songs “ If I did that, I would be betraying myself and my upbringing”.
She worked with Jamaican producers such Alla Lloyd of Chalice, Computer Paul and Caveman. Alla Lloyd and Computer paul are producing several tracks for her upcoming album. Caveman invited her in 2011 to sing harmonies on Sizzla’s, Grammy shortlisted album “The Chant”. She recorded several songs with the label ,Domestic Problems, In My House , African Woman and No Call the Police. A radio release of No call the Police was the official signal of Isha bel stepping out as a solo act on her own terms.“No call the Police” won Irish and Chins 45 Sound Clash Competiton in 2013.

A comradery developed with other artistes she met around caveman label Wild life ,black warrior, freeza boxx . Isha bel collaborated on several writing projects with George Wild Life" Scott who introduced her to Intl labels such as Unrulee Records, Sud Sound System (Italy) and Yard Art Music (Germany )etc. Several songs were recorded and released such as One Bag a Reggae” on the Come Back Again compilation - Sud Sound Systems (Italy).This is Love – Yard Art Music (Germany)Watch Over Me -Irie Jam Production (France.)
UK labels, Unrulee Records (Unrulee Rockers International Soundsystem) and deep roots label Conscious Sounds Bush Chemist took particular interest in Isha bel, promoting her music to UK and European audiences. Several songs has been released on vinyls and digital download.

Unrulee Records have released the following singles They should Know (where the good sensimilla grows) vinyl and downloads .Rolling Rolling a cover of Roy Shirley’s hit rolling Isha bel’s version peaked at number 4 on itunes reggae chart when it was released in Sept 2014. More releases include DEM GET MI MAD on the Prophesy Riddim .
Conscious Sound Bush Chemist (UK)released 2 singles on vinyl and downloads Bless Jah Holy Name and Blessings.

Isha bel’s appearance and offstage persona belies the determined woman on a mission she is. Like her music, her performances are well received. Her soaring vocals reach into the soul of audiences.She is like the calm eye of a hurricane until she has a microphone in her hand . She performed on several shows including the Bob Marley Birthday Celebration “Trench Town Rock and Peter Tosh Tribute to thunderous applause. Irie Fm ‘s,Marcus Garvey Tribute , Mello Fm Road Show ,Gregory Isaac Tribute, Conscious reggae Party.

Currently she is working on songs for her upcoming ep and album. .The album a collaborative effort with producers such as Computer Paul will be released 2015. It will also feature several songs produced by Isha bel
For Isha Bel music is more than getting on stage and singing a song. For her it is a journey into the young woman who stood quietly observing . It is her way of being the storyteller of the average person in the street . She stated her music is therapy, no bling or pie in the sky living. It is firmly grounded in what real, her take on positive living and spirituality .
Influences are Peter Tosh ,Miss Lou,Marcia Griffith,Tina Turner, Phyllis Dillon.

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UNRULEE 7001 Ishabel - Down In The Ghetto/They Should Know album art General Levy / Ishabel General Levy / Ishabel - Down In The Ghetto/They Should Know(7") Unrulee Records UNRULEE 7001 UK 2014 Sell This Version
CS720 Ishabel - Bless Jah Holy Name album art Isha Bel* Bless Jah Holy Name(7") Conscious Sounds CS720 UK 2014 Sell This Version
CS721A Ishabel - Blessings album art Isha Bel* Blessings(7") Conscious Sounds CS721A UK 2014 Sell This Version
ICR008 Ishabel - Locks Grow album art Isha Bel* / Marshall Neeko* Isha Bel* / Marshall Neeko* - Locks Grow(4xFile, WAV, Single) Idlers Corner Records ICR008 France 2015
addis10inch005 Ishabel - Cost Of Living album art Isha Bel* Cost Of Living(10", EP) Addis Records addis10inch005 Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
UR1006 Ishabel - Warriors Ep Prophecy Riddim New Wave Jungle Mix Marvellous Cain Remix album art Chalice (3) Feat. Wild Life, Isha Bel* Chalice (3) Feat. Wild Life, Isha Bel* - Warriors Ep Prophecy Riddim New Wave Jungle Mix Marvellous Cain Remix(10", EP) Unrulee Records UR1006 UK 2016 Sell This Version
ICR0011 Ishabel - Roots Rock Reggae Riddim album art Isha Bel* / Kojo Neatness / Fitzie Niceness / Marshall Neeko* Isha Bel* / Kojo Neatness / Fitzie Niceness / Marshall Neeko* - Roots Rock Reggae Riddim(5xFile, WAV, EP) Idlers Corner Records ICR0011 France 2016
BJRV001 Ishabel - Ancestor Song album art Isha Bel* Ancestor Song(7") Black Jube BJRV001 Australia 2018 Sell This Version
DRS1004 Ishabel - Afrikan Liberashan EP album art Ishabel / Prince Livijah / Cos Tafari / Imperial Horns Ishabel / Prince Livijah / Cos Tafari / Imperial Horns - Afrikan Liberashan EP(12", Maxi) DUB REALMS DRS1004 UK 2020 Sell This Version