Tony Roy barks with Bad Dog
Reggae fans in the Baltimore/Washington DC region are familiar with Tony Roy. The singer has been one of that radius' most popular artistes for over 15 years.
He maintains his reputation as a prolific recording artiste with Bad Dog, a self-produced song that was recently released.
Known for lovers rock songs like Live Without Your Love and a cover of Gregory Isaacs' Love Is Overdue, Roy went for a change in pace on Bad Dog.
"Bad Dog is about my (personal) security without using knives and guns. It is different from my other recordings ... it's a more humorous song," he said.
Roy was in Kingston recently doing recording sessions at producer Gussie Clarke's Anchor studios.
His two albums, Waiting List and Road Block, did well in the Baltimore/DC area, as well as New York City and Florida.
He said he is aggressively promoting Bad Dog in Jamaica by using social media.
Tony Roy was born Fitzroy Gordon in St. Thomas. Prior to migrating to the United States, he was drummer/vocalist with the Chosen People Band which played the hotel circuit in his home parish.