Junior Watson

Reggae Artist

Junior Watson brings the message of Peace and Love with roots reggae music.

He is the founder and vocalist of  IYA Rebels who kicked off 2018 with an album launch at the Purple Turtle Bar in Reading for the Peace and Love Concert with a summer performance at Readipop Festival.  The new album ‘Nadah’ is an intensely satisfying selection of Jnr’s original polemic consciousness, with rich harmonies and infectious roots reggae rhythms.

Junior Watson premiers ‘Soothe My Soul’ at The Peace and Love Concert V1 at The Purple Turtle Bar Reading UK.

In 2016 Junior joined the Mighty Dub Generators as a guest vocalist.  MDG producers Klive Farhead and Will Hitchins brought together singers like Earl Sixteen and players from classic outfits like The Revolutionary Dub Warriors to record reggaefied rock classics ‘The Model’ and ‘Children of the Revolution’ dubbed up by master sound mixer Will.   Junior appeared with MDG at UK festivals One Love, Sunrise, Shindig, Out West and Glastonbury.

The original IYA Rebels’ line up of musical talent included bass player Derrick Taylor (Roachford, Gabrielle, All Saints, Marcia Griffiths, Bob Andy), Kwame Richardson on drums, percussionist Simon Robinson,  guitarist Tony Herbert (Kassav’, Mighty Sparrow), and until August 2018 keyboard player and vocalist the late Dani Richardson (Gabrielle, Soloman, X Factor finalist Nate Simpson).

Junior launched his new self penned solo single ‘Soothe My Soul’ with producer Don Chandler at the Peace and Love Concert in The Purple Turtle Bar Reading.

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Junior Watson with Don Chandler and session musicians in BBMC Recording Studio Willesden- image by Mary Genis

Junior Watson with producer Don Chandler, engineer James Zugasti and the recording studio musicians.

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