From humble beginnings in his home community of Bathsheba, St Joseph, Barbados, Tuff I and his family would gather in the evenings to listen to his father play the guitar. Sweet melodies would ring out while his mother and siblings would listen and sing along. As a young man, Tuff I would to pick up his father’s guitar and pluck the strings carefully to sound out the chords of his most early influences such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown and Frankie Paul.
It was soon after, as a young man, that he emerged as a musician with a gift to play his own tunes (on both the guitar and djembe) by ear and freestyle.
In addition to the early Reggae influences in Tuff’s life, his lineage influencer, singer-song writer Wendy Allen also played a role in Tuff I’s musical development. It was with Wendy’s example that Tuff I began to write his own lyrics and songs, at first chanting, and later, emerging as a soulful singer. <image002.jpg> For 20 years Tuff I continued to hone his talents by playing, singing and participating in a variety of musical events and performances taking on the role of guitarist, chanter, singer, writer and drummer. Today, Tuff I, in partnership with long-term engineer and producer Fabian “Minim” Worrell, have formed a Record Label: Newcle-US Music.
It is under this label that Tuff I’s self-titled debut album was released (2019).
“Performing is the life blood of the music.” Inspired by creation, world, current events and historical icons, Tuff I spends many an hour meditating and contemplating our society today. The elements and his environment support this vibe and nurture his inner peace and strength inspiring the music you hear him sing today.
Tuff I can be found by searched and downloaded Tuff.I.Music on any major music platform, IG and FB.
~Tuff I has performed at festivals alongside Lee Scratch Perry, Mad Professor and Dennis Bovell and many others.
~In February 2019 his debut track from the self-titled debut album held a position on international reggae’s chart list for 3 weeks.
Tuff I’s album and performances will give the listener a passionate artistic view of the world. AVAILABLE NOW FOR BOOKING Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org