BQ ready for the spotlight

January 27, 2020

Cayman Islands-based dancehall artiste BQ is ready to make a big impact on the local music scene.

The Portland-born deejay is confident that it will only be a matter of time before he becomes a household name in Jamaica.

"I've been living in Grand Cayman for a while now. That's where I launched my career, but the market over there for music is small. I need to showcase my talent to a bigger audience, so, I've decided to switch my focus to Jamaica. I'm not turning my back on Cayman, but I have to be realistic," said BQ. "I'm working with a great team in Jamaica, and I'm sure that our efforts will bear fruit very soon."

BQ is currently promoting a hot dancehall single, Jeans and Crep.

" Jeans and Crep has the potential to be a big hit; we've sent it out to DJs all over and the feedback has been very positive. I'm planning to visit Jamaica in February to shoot a video for this single," he said.

BQ, whose given name is Anthony Coleman, was born and raised in Port Antonio, Portland. He migrated to the Cayman Islands in 2004.

In 2007, he teamed up with a talented dancer Andrew Marchout to form the duo BQ and Andrew Marchout.

That same year, they released their first single, an uptempo dancehall track titled Video Light, done on the Shavy T Records imprint.

They would go on to successfully release several other singles, such as Start Out, Party All Night and Special Place on the same label, before breaking up 2017.

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