Guerrilla Music Production Roll Out its First Female Vocalist Latoya Chambers
Guerrilla Music Productions C.E.O. Anthony Hibbert was born and raised in a community called Stanpipe in the parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica. He migrated to Toronto, Canada at age fourteen and got his first music lessons from the late Jackie Mittoo, keyboardist, songwriter and musical director who was instrumental in creating hits such as Frankie Paul's Pass The Tu Sheng Peng, Freddie McGregor's Bobby Babylon, Alton Ellis I'm Still In Love With You, the Cables Baby Why and Marcia Griffiths first hit, Feel Like Jumping. He also credits former Lead Singer of Reggae group The Heptones, Leroy Sibbles and Jojo Bennett. Anthony 'Gideon Base' Hibbert learnt audio engineering at Trebas Institute in Toronto from Errol Thompson (E.T. one of the first studio engineers to be involved in dub music) and Joe Gibbs, Jamaican Reggae Producer and one of the first to record, Lee Scratch Perry after ending his association with the great, Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd. As a musician, Hibbert played in backing bands for a large number of prominent reggae artistes. He formed Guerrilla Music Production, in an effort to channel the militant energy of his young musician brethren from trying to kill each other to expressing in music format, their reasons for wanting to engage in such lifestyle, "Our label makes music for people of any ethnic group, in any form of struggle, anywhere on this earth, be it personal, political, economic or armed" said Hibbert.
Now the company is ready to break ground in artiste management and has unveiled it's first female artiste, Latoya Chambers. But who is Latoya Chambers and how did C.E.O. Anthony Hibbert connect with her? We asked and Latoya opened up....
1.Who is your favourite celebrity?
2.What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
"The scariest thing I've ever done is escape being murdered"
3. What is your most embarrassing moment?
"My most embarrassing moment is making the Digicel Rising Stars 2009 talent competition as Siren and spoiled Beyonce's song, 'flaws and all'"
4. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
"Well....some people say that I am greedy....but I don't know what they are talking about lol!"
5. Who is your stylish Jamaican artiste?
6. What is your favourite past time?
"Riding the roller coaster and other rides, playing games at theme parks when I lived in America"
7. What is your favourite Jamaican ole time classic?
"Should I by Dennis Brown"
Latoya Chambers entered Jamaica's most watched talent show Digicel Rising Star, twice in 2009 and 2010 respectively and walked away in sixth place in the 2010 staging of the competition. The reviews from the competition were quite encouraging and exposure, has made her an household name in Jamaica. The Jamaican Star newspaper highlighted Latoya's performance during the peak of the competition stating, Latoya Chambers was well-received when she sang How Can I Ease The Pain. She impressed the audience with her clarity, smoothness and range. Miller (Judge #1) said it was an, "accomplished performance" while McKenzie (Judge #2) liked her "confident vocal styling."
Latoya Crystol Chambers attended the Mona High School in Kingston then on to the Ashe Academy Alumna where she harnessed a professional singing career at age sixteen. Few years later, she met Producer, Anthony Hibbert at Joe Gibbs Studio in Kingston and recorded a song for him however, her first release entitled, More Than Confused on the Hard Times rhythm hit the airwaves in 2004. The song produced by Steven 'Gibbo' Gibson for Gibbo Records made the VP Records, rhythm driven compilation album that same year.
Latoya went on to record several tracks including unique collaborations for her curriculum vitae with world reknown legend of Reggae music, Lee Scratch Perry and Dancehall crowned King, Beenie Man and has graced the stage of one of Jamaica most highly anticipated events, STING, held annually at Christmas time.
Now signed with Guerrilla Music Production, Latoya anticipates the release of her first EP which will feature a remix of her first single, More Than Confused produced by Anthony Hibbert, The Rise of The Fallen produced by Shane 'Blinga Hype' Walker and Be Mine Only. Watch Latoya perform Lisa Fischer's How Can I Ease The Pain in the 2010 Digicel Rising Star Competition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E-S9QFIGAk!!!!