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January 17, 2014
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Fyesta's 'Happy Life' gaining momentum

Fyesta - Contributed

Portmore-based dancehall artiste Fyesta has been aggressively promoting his new single, Happy Life, over the last couple of weeks, and the feedback so far has been incredible.

"Music inna we from long time, ah Waterhouse we grow up, right across from Jammys, and three years ago, the Most High lead me back to music and mi just start do it full-time," Fyesta, whose real name is Ryan Bennett, said.

He has been hitting the street dance circuit hard in an effort to get buzz around Happy Life which is being distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution.

"The networking in the streets is starting to pay off. A number of selectors have been endorsing the ting and the fan base a build up," Fyesta said.

He performed at Ken's Wildflower Lounge last year and at community stage-show events in Portmore. He also made an appearance at a club show in Leceister, UK.

"People are starting to recognise the work and mi ah get some good reactions overseas in the European market, especially since the release of the video late last year. It is doing well on YouTube," he said.

Fyesta earned his name when he became a bit of a 'party animal' in his teens. Growing up in Waterhouse with his godmother when his mother chose to migrate to the UK, he was afforded a lot of freedom. He became very outgoing and began to party a lot, attending all the hype events in his neighbourhood, so much so that his friends began to call him Fyesta.

Four years later, he joined his mother in the UK and began to settle into what would be considered a normal life, which included him studying computer IT at Lewisham College. Fortunately, he could not shake his desire for writing and performing music and so, in 2010, he began to refocus his energy, on creating songs.

He returned to Jamaica to pursue his music career. With the direction of his manager, Charmain Scott, he has been recording songs with Smoothface Production, which is based in the UK, as well as Digitalize Records, which is based in Kingston, Jamaica.

"Right now, mi ready to take it to the world," he said.

Fyesta recently completed his four-track EP dubbed Tings Fi Happen, featuring Happy Life. Both the EP and the single are now available for download by the public. The video for Happy Life can be viewed athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGPLAdGcXkY, and the entire EP can be downloaded from iTunes.

Anyone wanting to work with Fyesta may contact his management via email atfyesta@live.com, Twitter @fyesta82, or Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/fyesta.axe.

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