Genre: Reggae, Pop, Dance / Hip Hop
Da’Ville Thomas Pop/Reggae
With great success as a reggae/pop artist, in 2007, Da’Ville Thomas was first introduced to the international scene with his pop fused reggae record “On My Mind”. “The ability to entertain is the reason I make music and being influenced by different genres I am able to incorporate a pop feel to my style. This has been evolutionary for me, because I am able to make music the way I feel it”. Da’Ville’s undeniable success derives from his unique sound and his ability to add swagger to his music.
Da’Ville Thomas was raised by his Grandmother who emphasized the importance of education and religion. “My life was hard; and to escape it all I sang in church and local school functions.” With a rooted passion for songs and a developing strength for performing, Da’Ville continued to sing in hopes of fulfilling his dream as an entertainer.
In 2005, after a successful debut album released with Avex Entertainment Group (Japan), Da’Ville was signed to Avex Entertainment Group for 3 years releasing 3 consecutive successful albums. Today, Da’Ville is one of the most celebrated Pop/Reggae artists in Japan.
As a songwriter, and composer, Da’Ville has also produced and collaborated with some of the greatest pop/reggae acts such as: Marcia Griffiths, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Mighty Crown and Ryo the Skywalker. His music has topped charts locally and internationally allowing him the opportunity to work with recording companies such as Avex (Japan), Ki/oon, Sony Music (Japan), VP Records (Indie) and Fashozy Records (Indie).
Da’Ville has appeared in several music videos, and television commercials. His swagger and commercial appeal also earned the attention of commercial endorsements from Nike (Japan), Nesta Clothing (Japan), Mizchif Clothing (USA), and Cooyah Clothing and Spring Water (Jamaica).
Under the direction of his own Indie Label, Fashozy Records Inc., and following in all his successes, in June 2010, he released another commercial pop reggae single "Wine U A Wine", Written and produced by Da’Ville himself, the single made waves across both the Caribbean and the U.S.A mainstream radio and was later added to rotation on several stations.
Da’Ville’s newest single “Blowing Up My Phone”, released January 2011, was recognized by USA Today as a featured track to listen to. His latest release “You Got Di Ting”, (2012), is also making waves at local and mainstream commercial radio with the potential of becoming another major hit. This track will also be featured on his upcoming album set for release may 2012.
His expanding fan base, dedication and commitment to music are evidences that there is no stopping him. The world has yet to see the best of Da’Ville.