Tony Rebel born Patrick George Anthony Barrett on January 15, 1962 in Manchester, Jamaica.
Rebel started out as a singer on local sound system Youth Promotion which was owned by the late Sugar Minotts.
His first single titled "Casino" was released in 1988 on MGB record label.
He did not get his big break until he started working with veteran producer Donovan Germain's "Penthouse Record Label".
Tony is well known for hits such as, "Fresh Vegetable", "Teach di You Dem", "If Jah", "Nazerite Vow", Just Friends feat. Swade, "Sweet Jamaica" Another Bill Again among many others.
He has performed all different genre of music. Genre such as Reggae, Dancehall Roots Reggae and Reggae Fusion.
1994 saw a change in the life of this artiste. This was the year that he formed his owned record label "Flames Records" and he also started one of the biggest dancehall reggae festival "Rebel Salute" in his home parish Manchester.
The festival is held annually on his birthday.
He has so far (2011) released Eleven studio albums
1. Real Rough (1990) (with Capleton and Ninjaman)
2. Die Hard (1991) Penthouse (with Cutty Ranks)
3. 20 Man Dead (1991) Charm (with Cutty Ranks)
4. Rebel With A Cause (1992) Penthouse
5. Rebellious (1992) Ras
6. Vibes Of The Time (1993) Columbia
7. If Jah (1997) VP
8. Jah Is By My Side (1997) VP
9. Realms of a Rebel (2001) RAS
10.Connection (2004) Next Music
11.I Rebel (2007) Flames
Rebel describes himself as a true Rasta man and a social commentator.
The line up for 2016 staging of Rebel Salute which is set for Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of January 2016 is now out.
It features some of
the heavyweights in dancehall and reggae music presently.
See full line-up in pic above.
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