Jazzy, soulful, classy, rootsy, street and dynamic are just a few of the words used to describe talented vocalist, writer, choreographer (also a former dancer) and budding producer Kei DUBB.
From the humble beginnings of the JCDC Festival competitions in Kingston Jamaica to the international stages of Montpellier France, singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and budding producer Kei DUBB brings her dynamic energy to every stage she graces.
As early as age six, it became clear to teachers, parents and peers that Kei DUBB was no ordinary musical talent. Born Kerri-Anne Chantelle Walker, to musical parents Neville Walker (Mechanical Engineer) and Valrie Taylor-Walker (ICT Lecturer and Trainer), Kei DUBB's interest in music began early. She would often listen to her parents' old Soul records and quickly fell in love with the likes of Sam Cooke, Mille Jackson, Ben E. King and Anita Baker.
Kei DUBB's formal musical career began at the Trafalgar Christian Preparatory School as there she was nurtured by her then music teacher Mr. Harvey. From there Kei DUBB participated in the local JCDC competition in the categories recorder and voice where she went on to win gold, silver and certificate of merit awards and even performed by special request for the then Minister of Education The Hon. Burchell Whiteman. Kei DUBB also captured the coveted, Musician of the Year award three consecutive times.
In high school, Kei DUBB continued her tradition of excellence in music, lending her talents at school concerts and singing with the school's gospel choir. Kei DUBB also won awards of excellence and merit in music while attending her high school. While at University Kei DUBB continued to sing and perform in many productions as both coordinator and cast member.
In 2010, while living in france, Kei DUBB performed wherever she could be heard covering songs from the likes of Whitney Houston, Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill. After seeing the response of audiences Kei DUBB ventured took the plunge and started performing her original songs. Her very first performance of Move Along, a song she wrote prior to moving to France, was recorded live at the Olivier Pub in Montpellier France and was overwhelmingly well received.
"Performing Move Along in Montpellier was an experience I will never forget simply because I was performing my own song for the first time on an International Stage. I was a Jamaican girl whom no one had heard of prior but everyone was humming along by the time I got to the second verse. It was a very moving experience. It was a good way to start my professional career abroad."
After her 8 month stint in France, the singer, dancer, songwriter, choreographer and performer extraordinaire returned to her native Jamaica to begin recording material for promotional singles and for her highly anticipated debut project. The project, though yet untitled, is currently well underway and is sure to leave fans satisfied as Kei DUBB continues to craft stories that are positive, inspiring and real. The debut project will feature and ecclectic mix of Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz/RnB and House with a distinct Jamaican flavour thrown in the mix. Always reaching forward, this young entertainer is poised to take her craft to wider audiences with brand new recordings, awards and performances on the horizon.