News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 22, 2014: Jamaican-born reggae star Chronixx is moving on up. The singer will appear live on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight, July 22 and he will play a free concert at Central Park Summer Stage on July 26, 2014 on the heels of the release of his new album ‘The Dread And Terrible Project.’
Chonixx, whose real name is Jamar Rolando McNaughton, will play The Tonight Show alongside his Zinc Fence Redemption Band.
He will use the Central Park performance to close out his U.S. tour which began back in May. The singer will then head to Europe where he is slated to perform in Belgium, Germany, France, Croatia, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, Slovenia, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Norway, and Denmark. The European leg of the tour closes on September 6.
Chonixx comes from a musical legacy. His father, a musician, recognized his son’s talents and nurtured him in an environment in which he could grow into whatever area of music he chose.
Always accompanying him to the studio, Chonixx, then Jamar, grew up around the likes of Burro Banton, Norris Man and the legendary Gregory Isaacs.
He wrote first song ‘Rice Grain’ by the age of five and went on to be choir director and worship leader at 11. Coached by Danny Browne, he recorded his first song with him in 2003.
Always displaying his versatility, Chonixx as a young man at St. Catherine High School, harmonized for gospel artistes such as Jermaine Edwards and reggae artiste Lutan Fyah.
At 14 years, he started producing and ‘building riddims’ for artistes such as Konshens and Munga Honorable and composing riddims such as the ‘Freezer Riddim’ for Icebox Records and voicing artistes such as, Popcaan for Maverick Records.
While focusing on academics, with a special love for Visual Arts, Chronixx knew that his inner voice was coaxing him to let his own voice be heard. After his brother’s death in 2009, Chronixx became more inspired to ‘push out’ and as fate would have it, in that same year, met some ‘brothers’ who have undoubtedly impacted on the promising artist he is today.
The synergy he found with Romaine ‘Teflon’ Arnett of ZincFence Recordz gave birth to the creation of a singer, stepping out militantly with a unique voice and armed with lyrics and an accompanying musical sound, set to capture his place on the reggae music stage.
In 2010, as if on a mission, Alty ‘J.O.E’ Nunes impacted on the lives of not only his brothers, Aijah & Jahnoi, but on Chronixx as well. They started working as a team and after Joe’s passing in February 2011, Chronixx, in honour of the Jah Ova Evil legacy, took his career to another level. Instead of going on to Edna Manley College as planned, he, along with other members of the Jah Ova Evil family, released singles such as ‘Behind Curtain,’ ‘African Heritage,’ ‘Wall Street’ and ‘Warrior.’
Today, Chronixx credits his versatility and his professional stage presence to the early lessons he received from his father Chronicle, who always shared his own experiences and encouraged his son to go one step beyond with each performance. Chronixx is not disappointing his father, his family or his friends who know that the ‘sky is the limit’ for this young man who sees ‘music as his mission.’
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