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BIOGRAPHY SPRAGGY

(Pop, Soul, Reggae, Dominica)

NEW SINGLE « From My Heart » DIGITALLY OUT March 4th 2022

 

 

Spraggy, born Nevinson Cuffy on the 18th of November 1962,

in Point-Michel, on the English-speaking Island of Dominica (Commonwealth of Dominica),

came to realize his life would be dedicated to music and that he would have a message to convey.

By the age of 20 known as "The man with the golden voice", under the nickname Spraggy,

he released his first album "Blessing from Above" (Kufe Records) followed soon afterwards by "Bad Boys",

which led him to move to Paris in 2000 until 2008 when he settled in Bordeaux France until the present day.

In 2005 Spraggy recorded the "Rub A Dub" song (Sowan Records, Naive)

as part of a compilation project and performed at the Elysée Montmartre in

Paris celebrating the release of this new single.

In 2010, Spraggy released his first self-produced album "Sunshine Country" in France,

distributed by Believe and highly acclaimed by critics upon its release.

A powerful roots reggae opus, recorded and mixed by Nicolas Selambin

and Jah Tool at 129H Studio in Paris, then mastered by Marc Baronner at Bass Galore Productions in Amsterdam.

In 2011, he composed and recorded with Feldub then Producer,

DJ and co-founder of Label Banzaï Lab in Bordeaux.

The artistic fruit of their collaboration, mastered by Alexis Bardinet of Globe Audio Studio,

was released the same year on the label and

entitled "FELDUB Meets SPRAGGY - A So It Go".

 

In 2012 & 2014 after Spraggy had recorded with Dubveda, for LaboxProd,

it evolved into an obvious artistic collaboration with Nagual X,

where he featured on Albums "Illegal Dubplates" &" Green Warriors"(Laboxprod, Auto Production).

After touring Europe for a few years and playing at major events like Solidays Festival,

Live Planet Bob Marley Tribute in Paris, Reggae Sun Ska Festival in the south of France,

as well as smaller venues or charity concerts,

Spraggy has been very busy writing lyrics for his catalogue of new songs which he has now finished recording,

and which are currently being mixed and mastered, ready for release!

These two "special 2020/2021 years” gave Spraggy the opportunity to release 7 singles and a Special Dub Sessions,

7 tracks Edition of the Sunshine Country album in a remixed Dub format.

He also released 5 titles on Hologram Records for their

Darkives project release with Ting A Ling as the focus track.

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“Loving Me, loving you, featuring Ras Jumbo” (26 of April 2020, Auto production, Believe Digital).

This song was recorded, pre-mixed and pre-mastered in 2008 in Paris at Sowan Studio by Charles Laube, and finished in Bordeaux-France in March 2020 at Shaman Studio by

Leroy Chambers. Author: Spraggy, Composers: Charles Laube, David John Baptist aka Ras Jumbo.

“Truth Is the Truth” (25th of June 2020, Auto production, Believe Digital), composed by StepArt and King Tunis.

The song was recorded in Paris by Charles Laube at Sowan Records.

It was mixed and mastered in Bordeaux in March 2020 at Shaman Studio by Leroy

Chambers.

Author: Spraggy / Composers: Arthur Baillet / Largueche Selim / Stepart / King Tunis / Musicians: Spraggy and Fari Band

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“Love Is All We Need” (28th of August 2020, Auto production, Believe Digital), composed by Charles Laube and David John Baptist.

The song was recorded in Paris by Charles Laube at Sowan Records Studio. It was mixed and mastered in Bordeaux-France in July 2020 at Shaman

Studio by Leroy Chambers. Author: Spraggy - Composers: Charles Laube / David John Baptist - Musicians: Spraggy and Fari Band

 

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“Prophecy” (18th of November 2020, Auto production, Believe Digital), composed by Charles Laube and David John Baptist. The song was recorded in Paris by Charles Laube at Sowan Records Studio. It was mixed and mastered in Bordeaux-France in July 2020 at Shaman

Studio by Leroy Chambers. Author: Spraggy - Composers: Charles Laube / David John Baptist - Musicians: Spraggy and Fari Band


 

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“Melody” (14th of Janvier 2021, Auto production, Believe Digital), composed by Charles Laube and David John Baptist. The song was recorded in Paris by Charles Laube at Sowan Records Studio. It was mixed and mastered in Bordeaux-France in October 2020 at Shaman

Studio by Leroy Chambers. Author: Spraggy - Composers: Charles Laube / David John Baptist - Musicians: Spraggy and Fari Band.

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« Ting A Ling » (29th of January 2021, Hologram Records, The Orchard). Composed by Stepart and King Tunis, the track was recorded, mixed and mastered in Paris. An electro roots reggae single voiced and written by Spraggy

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« Sunshine Country Dub Sessions – Special Edition » (March 4th 2021, auto production, Believe Digital). These 7 tracks from the roots reggae album Sunshine Country released in 2009 were remixed for dance

floors in a deep Dub version. Recorded and mixed by Nicolas Sélambin

and Jah Tool, from 129H STUDIO in Paris. The mastering was done by Marc Baronner for Bass Galore Productions in Amsterdam.

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“In The Morning” featuring Ras Jumbo (9th of July 2021, Auto production, Believe Digital), composed by Charles Laube and David John Baptist. The song was recorded in Paris by Charles Laube at Sowan Records Studio. It was mixed and mastered in Bordeaux-France

in June 2021 at Shaman Studio by Leroy Chambers. Author: Spraggy - Composers:

Charles Laube / David John Baptist - Musicians: Spraggy and Fari Band

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“Love Will Get There” (8th of October 2021, Auto production, Believe Digital), composed by Charles Laube and David John Baptist. The song was recorded in Paris by Charles Laube at Sowan Records Studio. It was mixed and mastered in Bordeaux-France in June 2021 at Shaman

Studio by Leroy Chambers. Author: Spraggy - Composers: Charles Laube / David John Baptist - Musicians: Spraggy and Fari Band

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« From My Heart » (Out March 4th 2022, auto production, Believe Digital). From My Heart, the first single of four is a pop-soul song that takes Spraggy into a new artistic dimension and in a voice guitar duet. It was composed by Tristan Guillaume and written by Spraggy during the lockdown time, recorded at Studio Light Record, mixed and

mastered in Bordeaux-France at Shaman Studio by Leroy Chambers.

Spraggy has now settled permanently on the international scene,

to the top of the current reggae singers with his magic vocal signature that leaves no one indifferent.

He has reinforced his artistic versatility and his musical esthetic of sound mergers.

From reggae roots to electro Dub, R&B, Pop and also Soul or Nu roots,

…Nothing stops him in the exploration of new rhythms that he mixes perfectly with his warm voice,

his harmonic chant with soft melodies. With charisma and feelings, humour, gravity or pain,

Spraggy’s words inspire a positive direction in topics that are dear to him offering a true meeting and a skillful mix between Caribbean, African, and Western cultures.

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