Rayvon Feat. Sugar Bear

The Haunt Presents Reggae Night

Rayvon Feat. Sugar Bear

Wed · November 28, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Haunt

Ithaca, NY

Tickets at the Door

International reggae artist RAYVON has sold millions of records over the course of his extensive career via solo and collaboration releases, most notably the worldwide multi-platinum hit, "Angel" featuring Shaggy, which earned the two an American Music Award. RAYVON has performed in countless venues globally. He is an engaging and charismatic performer and has shared the stage with such legendary icons as The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson.
Barbados born, Brooklyn-raised Rayvon has garnered success and more while affectionately being dubbed the “Ambassador of Hip-Hop Reggae". His pop-infused Caribbean flavor has paved the way for the latest generation of Barbadian recording artists such as Rihanna, Shontelle, and Jaicko.
Rayvon began collaborating on a string of tunes in the 90’s with Shaggy which culminated in the Sting Int’l produced regional hit “Big Up.” He was also featured covering The Melodians’ classic “Rivers of Babylon” on the B-side of Shaggy’s 1993 hit “Oh Carolina”.
In 1994, Rayvon’s solo star began to brighten with the release of his hip-hop reggae classic “No Guns, No Murder” (produced by Funkmaster Flex) on the venerable VP Records. The track hit a trifecta on Billboard, ranking in simultaneously on the Hot 100, Rap Singles, and R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs charts. VP issued the follow up “Pretty (Before I Go To Bed),” which quickly staked out a spot the Billboard’s Rap Singles chart.
In 1995 he recorded the island-tinged duet “In The Summertime” from Shaggy’s platinum, Grammy award-winning album Boombastic. reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and No. 5 in the UK while also featured in various major motion pictures and television series.
Rayvon spent the next few years diligently releasing underground singles including “Bashment Party,” which positioned itself on Billboard’s Rap Singles chart.
In 2001 he lent his vocals to yet another smash Shaggy duet, “Angel,” from the 6x Platinum seller Hotshot. This time, the duo topped Billboard’s Hot 100 and took home an American Music Award for the wildly successful tune. Rayvon appeared with Shaggy in the national spotlight on shows like Live w/ Regis & Kelly, Saturday Night Live, Jay Leno, David Letterman and All My Children. The song has since clocked in at 18 million views on YouTube and has been certified gold and platinum worldwide.
Rayvon has released three solo albums, Hear My Cry (Virgin Records 1997); My Bad (Big Yard Music/MCA Records 2002) and the self-titled Rayvon (2010).
The release of “2-Way” reached No. 10 on BET’s 106 & Park countdown and chimed in on Billboard’s R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs chart. "My Bad” featured a cameo from cohort Shaggy and boasted No. 1 at Top 40 Radio for four weeks.
“Back It Up” garnered Rayvon an International Association of Independent Recording Artists (IAIRA) award and ranked in at No. 1 on Indie-Music.com’s top 25 for 2011. The second single “One N Only” swiftly give chase at No. 2.
Rayvon is currently promoting a host of new music releases, most notably “Trouble Again”, “Bad Gyal”, “Blaze Like A Fire” and “Sugarcane” featuring Sugar Bear”.
Sugar Bear
Sugar Bear
Born in Black River, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies.
Migrated to Bronx, New York as a youngster.
Influenced by Bounty Killer. Love for music and the strong influence of Bounty Killer's music led Sugar Bear to pursue his musical ambitions.
Started by doing dubs for Young Hawk Sound System from New York and performing live in local New York clubs whenever possible.
Started recording songs and traveling to Jamaica to promote and perform. Additionally, Sugar Bear’s music has taken him to various other parts of the world such as Japan, Canada, and throughout the U.S. for performances.
To date, he has recorded numerous songs (solo and collaboration features), most notably, “Hot Girls Come Thru”, “Jamaica Mi Born”, “Di Likkle Youts”, “La Isla Bonita” (Featuring Tony Curtis), “This Is A Prayer”, “Heaven Tonight”, “Pretty Pretty”, “Sugar Cane” (Featuring International Recording Artist Rayvon) and currently “Red Bull” (Featuring Coralee)
Sugar Bear is currently performing shows, creating new music, and promoting “Sugarcane” and “Red Bull”.
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850