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Rally Banks reaches 100,000 milestone
Dancehall singjay Rally Banks is presently generating a huge street buzz with his latest single, Purpose, which was released in May 2019 by Billboard-topping producer Rohan ‘Jah Snowcone’ Fuller.
The entertainer has fast earned a reputation for his distinctive vocals and charismatic onstage performances.
He first vaulted into the spotlight with the soulful Pressure Is On, which was officially released last November on the Coney Hill Records imprint. The video has generated more than 100,000 views on YouTube.
“I got a lot of subscribers and recognition from radio disc jockeys for that song, and is a favourite at the stage shows,” Rally Banks said.
Rally Banks, given name Mikael Elleston, hails from Seaview Gardens in St Andrew.
The community has yielded such incredible talents as Bounty Killer, Shabba Ranks, Elephant Man, Harry Toddler, and Dexta Daps.
“I am a humble youth, so I don’t see myself as a star. But I really feel great about all the love I am getting from the residents of Seaview Gardens, I know I wont let them down, I am going to work hard to fly the banner high,” he said.
In 2016, he entered the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall contest. He also released his first single, Never Know, the following February.
Now, that has got a foothold in the industry, there is no looking back.
“Right now, I am really pleased with the direction of my career, I am looking to great things in 2019,” he said.
Blivion eager for world recognition
United States-based musician Blivion is eager to show the world what he has to offer.
The artiste is fresh off a successful showing, opening for veteran Glen Washington at a July 4 concert, The Classic Reggae Show, in Oakbluffs, Massachusetts.
The entertainer, whose given name is Andray Turney, originally hails from Morant Bay in St Thomas, Jamaica. He told THE WEEKEND STAR that his time near.
Blivion said, “It was a great experience to open a show for the great Glen Washington. I have been putting in the work and as a result, the shows are coming and my fan base is growing. A jus more hard work and dedication right now, more music.”
He said that he started out as a songwriter but inevitably transitioned to singing using his powerful and captivating vocals.
“Currently I am working on a lot of new singles and my team is ready to amp up the promotion,” he said.
Blivion says he draws influence from people and makes his music adaptable, as living away from the mecca of dancehall music has its share of disadvantages.
He said, “Music afi relatable or else the audience nah go run with it. Mi still keep my Jamaican connections and the yaad community in the states is ever growing so you just have to take advantage and do the work. My team on home soil is solid and I am grateful. We just a tek it a step at a time and soon all will know Blivian.”
He is currently promoting the buzzing single Life on the Never Fail Rhythm for Journey Music Productions.