miércoles, 21 de junio de 2017


With a sweet and soulful voice and a name that describes her vibe, Roots/reggae and reality artiste Natalie 'Isha bel' Walsh appeals to music lovers across the globe , without apology her music is fueled by stories and experiences of life through her eyes.

Isha Bel stirring performances and roots /reality songs have been seeping into the consciousness of audiences . King Unrulee of Unrulee Rockers Intl (UK ) nicknamed her Lady lightning. Reggae stalwarts Bongo Herman and Fred Locks describe her energy and vocalizing as raw soul.

Isha bel with Empress of Zion
Fred Locks Birthday celebration
Coming out of East Kingston ,Jamaica, Natalie 'Isha bel Walsh music career span most her life writing ,performing and working in various capacities from an early age. Like most Jamaican artistes she and her 5 siblings was raised by Christian Parents.Her talent was recognised from very early, she drew inspiration from her father Donald Walsh(now deceased ), he too was a singer who played his gospel tapes every sunday morning . Isha bel however found her self often at odds with the pastor because of the social commentary poetry "like Michael Smith "mi Cant Believe it ' she would perform.She found solace in the pen and paper.

Isha bel started out professionally with former Jamaican girl group 4th Street Sister.
She also worked as back ground vocalist locally and internationally for a number of top reggae artiste Jah Bouks, Sizzla, Warrior King ,Droop Lion and more.

She re-emerged as Isha bel in late 2012 after taken a break from the music scene

Isha bel search for spiritual balance, led her to the teachings of Ras Tafari.Her roots conscious outlook , quest for self understanding and spiritual balance lead her to record with roots label Caveman production. She recorded several songs such as No call the police /Only Jah Knows/ Domestic Problems, In my House and African Woman, Red Black and Green a tribute to Marcus Garvey. She won Irish and Chin's 45 sound clash with the single No call the Police. This indicated to the reggae audience that a new voice was emerging. With the help of brethrens and sistrens such as George "Wild Life" Scott with whom she collaborated on many songs she was introduced to a number of international producers.

Since her re-emergence as a solo performer, Isha bel’s career has been steadily building, recording for a number of producers in Jamaica and Europe and performing on many events around Jamaica.
Several singles have been released on vinyls and downloads. These singles include Bless Jah Holy Name and Blessings from Conscious Sounds(UK).
Locks Grow on Idlers Corners Records (Fra).
They should know (Where the Good Sensimilla Grows) Feel it/ Sticky Sticky/ On Unrulee Records (UK) Babylon Falling down.
At the start of the new year she began working with Kalinga Records. Her latest self produced single “Too Much Duppy Stories” has been taking root on radio locally and internationally.

Her appearance and off stage persona belies the focus and mission she lives ,keeping calm like the eye of an hurricane until she makes landfall when she takes the stage. She has performed on numerous events across Jamaica such as Irie Fm's Black history month and Marcus Garvey Festival. Isha bel's performance was broadcasted live on the Irie Fm station . Ganja Fest in Negril,Trench Town Rock Festival, Bob Marley 70 anniversary. Ministry of Education Stop Child Abuse to a massive audience in Westmoreland. Most recently in Aug 2015 she was chosen by JCDC and the UNIA to sing the song she has written Red Black and Green in tribute to National Hero The Honorable Marcus Garvey at the Official memorial ceremony at National Heroes Park in Kingston.

Her music tells the truth and reality that conscious reggae music is generally known for , represented fully by the Inspirational,thought provoking, pretty, gritty, rootsy rubadub style of Isha Bel.

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