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Patrick Junior AKA De Minister Caribbean born--from the beautiful chain of islands known as St Vincent and the Grenadines, renowned Reggae singer, songwriter and producer Patrick Junior AKA De Minister flavors his "message carrying" music with his island roots... His sweet voice, abundant talent and integrity vibrantly shine in his high energy performances...His music is his life's gift and he passionately embraces his audience captivating them with his positive vibrations carrying his music to a higher level of giving back to communities and supporting an array of good causes...His love toting songs are uplifting and this highly danceable music leaves his audiences calling out for more...
Patrick Junior a.k.a. De Minister, is a conscious reggae singer, songwriter and producer who without compromising his artistry or integrity is on a threshold of greatness.
De Minister’s musical journey began in his homeland as a singer at the age of twelve and his musical evolution has never stopped. Patrick is continually producing his dynamic positive, energy filled performances and original music that have been moving crowds worldwide. Vincentian Born globally recognized musician Patrick Junior has continued to grace stages with his high caliber world class performances presenting original songs and an array of cover tunes. This gifted stellar musician always carries positive messages and through his music Patrick Junior AKA De Minister strives to help and bring needs to those in less fortunate positions... Patrick Junior is currently working on yet another “Give Back” project focused on building Educational School Bags for underprivileged children some of who were also impacted by the Christmas Day of 2013 Floods and Landslides in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Patrick is currently working to manifest a benefit performance in SVG where funds will be directed to this heart felt cause. Patrick Junior AKA De Minister is a crowd pleaser and a must have at any event and his uplifting vibrations and stage persona standout... De Minister scored his first massive hit with the single “Shower Me with Jah Love” in 1994, followed by a string of critically acclaimed releases. The 1998 track “If I’m Not Loving Jah”, taking from the Easy Star Volume 1 compilation, was an immense breakthrough. Patrick held his own among reggae royalty like Sugar Minott, Meditations, Sister Carol and Sluggy Ranks just to name a few. Patrick Junior’s 1999 debut album “Love Is The Message”, co-produced by Courtney Panton, showcases the Patrick’s brilliant compositions and commanding vocal styles that minister the message of love with ‘heartical’ music and innovative rhythms.
Patrick Junior’s principles toward Christianity and Rastafarian lifestyle, governed by the teachings of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I, deeply influence De Minister and are evidenced in his music and life.
In 2001, the smash “Jesus Is The Same” celebrated the musician’s faith in Jesus Christ (Yesus Christos), and was featured on the block buster Reggae For Jesus Various Artist. This album
also featured other notables like Luciano, Glen Washington, Richie Stephens, George Nooks and Ernie Smith.
In 2003 Patrick navigated the scene with releases such as “Unity” and “Don’t”, as well as the highly anticipated maxi-singles “Jah Will Provide” and “Mr. Terroist”, following in 2004 with the Innerview Mixtape Vol. 1. 2005 Patrick Junior dropped tunes like “Trodding (Tracks of Life)” and” Everlasting Work”, taken from the Shine Your Light compilation, creating a major buzz .Winter 2008 Patrick performed at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Twelve Tribes of Israel in Jamaica. There he shared the stage with many other Twelve Tribes artists including Taurus Riley, Morgan Heritage and Sugar Minott.
Patrick Junior was then invited to perform and headline at the 2nd Annual Bushland Festival in Germany, alongside veteran Jamaican artist King Kong and a host of other international and German artists.
Fall 2008 Patrick Junior AKA De Minister released the sampler, Proud To Be Black EP, featuring Scepta and De Minister finalized his studio work and has created by popular demand his sophomore album “More Love” and is proud to announce its release date of April 15th, 2014.
April 5th 2014 Patrick Junior will be performing at a special show --the YuGaCuRe Fundraiser-- A Gala Event, 4th Annual Garifuna Cultural Retrieval Summer Workshop St.Vincent and the Grenadines dedicated to the revival of the Garifuna culture in SVG; helping to maintain the strength of the country through preserving their indigenous culture.
Patrick Junior has toured the Caribbean, USA, Europe, Central and South America and Africa spreading the gospel of Christ through reggae music.
Patrick and backing band “Spiritual Upliftment” have graced numerous of stages, including countless festivals, concerts, amphitheaters, assorted clubs and charity events. Patrick has also shared the bill with reggae icons such as The Wailers, Beres Hammond, Freddie McGregor, Buju Banton, Capleton, Half Pint, Denroy Morgan, Fred Locks, Ken Boothe, Anthony B, Norris Man and Twelve Tribes of Israel acts.
With a consistent and extensive itinerary, his innovative music and his effervescent personality, De Minister continues to win over an ever-growing wide spread fan base with the teachings of Christ as the foundation.
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