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About IrieLoveMusic

Kailua, HI

Irie Love Gathaiya (born in Kailua, Hawaii on July 7, 1985) is a Hawaiian ragga-soul singer/songwriter, model and actress. She first gained notice as one of the finalists on the "Brown Bags to Stardom" competition in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1999. She was signed by John Iervolino[1] (one of the judges in the competition) onto his record label, Quiet Storm Records. She was featured as the only new artist on his compilation entitled Roots Music Volume 2: Private Beach Party[2] for which they used her likeness to promote the album.
In 2000 she moved to Los Angeles, California to study Music and Business at Azusa Pacific University. In 2002 she booked a tour as a back-up singer for the artist Pink. She continued as a back-up singer for the next three years singing for such artists as Dave Hollister, Chaka Khan and many others. In 2006 she moved to Kingston, Jamaica to pursue a solo career in reggae music. In 2006 she became one of the twelve finalists in the Irie FM Red Stripe Big Break Competition[3] touring around the country performing to thousands while also being featured widely in the local radio and media.
Irie Love was introduced to the world renowned reggae group Morgan Heritage at the East Fest in St. Thomas, Jamaica in December 2006. In April 2007, Morgan Heritage signed Irie Love to their production company Gedion Music. She immediately began touring the world as their opening act alongside their younger brother Laza. She also sang backup for Morgan Heritage touring the United States, the Caribbean, central and South America, Africa, Europe and the UK. In October 2008, Irie Love released her first EP entitled Ehiku; on the 18th October 2008, Irie Love threw a launch party for the EP in Waikiki, Hawaii. Irie Love has also been featured on several compilation albums such as The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2008 and Coconut Island Vol.1 and Unseen Famili Compilation Vol.1, all of which are available on iTunes.
Irie Love is currently living in London and working and recording with her mentor Salaam Remi on new music for 2010.

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