Was born in Kingston, Jamaica, Papine. While growing up and going to school I was surrounded by musicians all of the time. At the tender age of sixteen I realized that music is my calling and I've been chanting and singing ever since. The days of my youth were very tough bscause I was raised in a poor third world economy. I never knew my mother, and my father lived on the other side of town not having any major impact in my life. My Grandmother and my Aunts raised me as their own son. They ensured that I went to good schools and I graduated an A student. I didn't go to college for a several different reasons, primarily lack of financial support.
In my early teenage years I started hanging around several different mobile sound systems in the neighborhood and vibing with the best of the best. In those days it was Charlie Chaplin, Major Mackerel, Papa San, and Capleton, just to name a few. As we say in Jamaica “music nice and music sweet”. During that era there was no violence, or animosity among artist or musicians. You could go to almost session anywhere, get on the mic, and rock the place. And on the real, that's what Jamaica and Reggae is about, music, peace and love, and that is what Zally is about.
My first major stage show in the United States was the “Bob Marley Festival” Feburary 1997. Still young in the business but music was changing my lifestyle. I performed in Santa Barbra California for the “His Imperial Majesty's Coronation” concert, also at the House Of Blues in Hollywood Ca, at the “Kingston Twelve Reggae Club”. I’ve performed at various venues in the North East sector of the U.S., Philadelphia, New York just to name a few.
Now I reside in South West Florida. For a couple of years I hadn't been recording as much as previously, but I just released two albums on itunes.com and amazon.com. I have been creating plenty of new material since 2007. Consequently recording for some of the best producers over past three years, I've recorded singles, albums, vintage vinyl's, collabs, and CDs.
My credits include recordings with the likes of the late Sugar Minott; Anthony Malvo, and a few of Cross Over Hip-Hop songs with artist like 2 Pistols, and Mello Bondz; but my first record released was with Winston Riley on Techniques Records, second was with Courtney Cole; Roof International, and the third single called, "Love" on Fiesta Label and recorded an album with Kamau Music Kindom.
I’ve accomplished plenty of self marketing; as a result sold many Cd’s and performed countless times in an effort to build my name in the industry. The single "Tell Me How You Feel" was a mini success; I also recorded my first complete album in 2001 "Hot and Demanding", but it has not been released as of yet. My music has and is currently getting plenty of airplay in Jamaica, the United Kingdom, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Ghana, St. Tomas VI, Portugal, The Bahamas, Japan, and Germany.
I have entertained tens of thousands of people and I’m just getting started on my quest to take my style of reggae music to the World. I perform with the band Kronic and sometimes with DJs. I’m a serious song writer, recording artist, and I produce my own music.
I want the World to know that Zally is to “Blessed To Be Stressed”