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By March 3, 2016Articles, Magazine
ORieL-Island Stage Magazine

Oriel Barry was born in Wesley, Dominica a small island in the Caribbean. Grow- ing up, he was part of a drum band and was an active member of his school and church choir. Undoubtedly that was where he discovered and started to develop his passion for the art of music. Having experimented with the sounds of music his first serious in- volvement occurred when he migrated to Pittsburgh Pa and formed the sound system vybz Machine with friends in 2005. ORieL quickly settled in and earned his right as a popular club Dj, talented Studio Engineer and is among the best Graphic Designer in the region.

ORieL describes his music as “Reggae/Fusion’’ which is mostly reggae fused with the sound of Jazz, RnB, Rock, Blues and Hip Hop. ORieL performs with his band “The Rev- oluters” which is also the name given to his fans.

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Having mastered the art of production, he has worked with local and international record- ing artists such as Richie Stephens, Bugle, Raine Syville, RDX, Voicemail, Anthony Cruze, Konshens, Wayne Wonder and Chris Martin to name a few.

Afar Music Group, ORieL’s current recording label released his first single “Confi- dence” which sits well in the top ten on the Jamaican culture charts and is a fan favorite. On September 2012 his fans witnessed the release of his first EP also titled “Confidence’’ in all digital outlets which features four tracks: Confidence, All By Myself, Crazy Love and Down Where I Live, all of which have elevated his career to another level.‘’Rise Of The Revoluters’’ a Mixtape Thesis was released on September 11, 2014 of which “Sticks & Stones” the first single and video was premiered on

2014 saw ORieL on the road opening for Ziggy Marley, Shaggy, Luciano, Fortunate Youth , and New Kingston. 2015 ORieL release two eps on the same day “Confidence 2.0’’ and “Love SoulJah’’ this was unprecedented in this history of reggae. Grammy nom- inated producer Daniel Boyle also work with ORieL on the eps.

ORieL made his debut in 2015 on some major festivals such as Reggae SumFest, Rebel Salute, Montreal International Reggae Festival and Reggae Fusion Fest, alongside artist such as Cocoa Tea, Common, Tarrus Riley, Shabba Ranks, Beres Hommond, Kabaka Pyramid to name a few. In 2015 Vh1 and MTV placed ORieL’s “Cruise”video into their rotation, ORieL also saw his song “Free Your self” produced by Daniel Boyle become a best seller on vinyl in the UK. In 2016 ORieL is schedule for his first European tour that will see him performing on some of Europe’s biggest festivals.

Join the REVOLTERS and be a part of this musical voyage.


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