"From Then 'Til Now" by Roots Architects

Sunday, May 21, 2017



Singer: Nadine Sutherland
Job: Singer & Songwriter
Location: Jamaica
Music Genre: Reggae, Soul, Dance, Pop, Dancehall

There are few artistes whose career intrigues different generations, Nadine Sutherland is one such. An artiste, whose talents are respected and admired in all age groups. Her voice heralded as one of the best in reggae music, her stage performances and hits captivating and breaking boundaries, her wide range of fans waiting to see what is next from this diva who constantly re-invents herself.

The ‘child-star’ made her stage debut at the age of nine as winner of Jamaica’s popular “Tastee Talent Contest” in 1979. International Reggae superstar Bob Marley signed her to his Tuff Gong label while she was a pre- adolescent. Nadine went from being known as Reggae’s “Teen Queen”, with hits including “Starvation” and “Until”; to garnering international acclaim as the co-lead on dancehall anthems “Action” and “Anything For You”. Considered by fans and critics alike to be the premier Jamaican female vocalist of her generation, Nadine continued to fulfill the promise she demonstrated as a child.

Throughout the 90’s, Nadine remained centre-stage in the dancehall with solo hits Including “Rainbow/ I’m in Love”, “Babyface” and “Wicked & Wild”, as well as collaborations with top deejays including Buju Banton, Mad Cobra, Spragga Benz, Terror Fabulous and Canadian singjay Snow. The hit ballad “Pair of Wings” highlighted Nadine’s songwriting ability. Released near the time of the shocking death of promising reggae singer, Garnet Silk, her earnest and tender performance became the unofficial tribute. The 1997 release of her self-titled album on VP Records further showcased her depth and sincerity as a writer and a performer. The song “No, No (Not My Baby)” is considered by some music critic as one of the most powerful mother-to son ballads ever written.
Having devoted most of her childhood and young adult years to her recording and performing career, Nadine took some time away from the industry to explore some of her other interests. She explored her writing skills with articles published in a weekly column in one of Jamaica’s top newspaper ‘The Observer’. Her longtime love of dance led to her becoming a certified fitness dance aerobics instructor.

Nadine was soon to find another area of the cultural industries in which she excelled, this was through the medium of television. She was one of the original set of panel judges in the popular Jamaican television show Rising Stars. As the winner of a talent contest herself, she brought her life experience to Rising Stars, which was Jamaica’s first live, made for television talent search.
In 2006 Nadine created her own business enterprise, Nadsipadsi Enterprises, to coordinate her many interests and projects. She also became the spokesperson for Supligen Soy, a Nestle-owned nutritional replacement popular in the Caribbean.

Within a year Nadine had taken on the role of executive producer and released her mega album “Call My Name”. The album gathered considerably chart’s traction scoring the number one position in South Florida, number three in Jamaica and number two in New York. The hit single from the album “Big Things”, was given heavy rotation in the Caribbean Reggae market and the video for the single was shown widely on several international video shows.

The release of her controversial song “Cougar” in 2009 with special features in the video with the likes of world renowned international sprinter Yohan Blake saw her embracing another side of her artistic expressions. The provocative thematic content raised a few eye-brows, however, helping to broaden her fan base.

In 2011, she realized one of her dreams which was to become a student. Influenced by Caribbean Cultural Icon Rex Nettleford, she became an undergraduate student at the University of The West Indies, studying the discipline of Cultural Studies. This led her into graduate studies and in 2016, she was awarded a Masters in Arts in Cultural Studies.

She is currently working on finishing an album with dub producer and performer Mad Professor. Their collaborative efforts have produced the number one hit single “Inna mi Blood”. Sutherland clarifies “since school, and being reintroduced to my roots, my writing is a little bit more political and adventurous”.

With her academic pursuits behind her, Nadine released two singles in 2016. One was the remake of one of the tracks from the album “Call My Name” titled “Remedy” with Zyon I, the other is a reggae ton track “Never In Love” for producers Vexx Bad. Both songs have been gaining traction and airplay in Jamaica and other Reggae markets. She has increased her performing appearances and has continued to thrill her audiences with her catalogue of hits, her flair for dancing and her incredible stage presence honed by her years of experience as a practitioner of the performing arts. She has returned to what truly is her calling, her music and her performing.

At the beginning of 2017, the video for Remedy was shot and made available to several media stations. Consequently, this has increased the radio play and lifted her general profile and presence the local Reggae/Dancehall market. On the international scene, her versatility and proficiency as a vocalist mastering different genres will be on display. As a song performed twenty years ago that was intended to be a demo for her being the possible lead chanteuse for the group Soul to Soul titled “Love Comes Back to You” will be released as a third single from the album ”Look to the Sky”.

This album will be marketed to the Soul and Rand B international audiences. She shares solo vocal performance tracks with other world renowned critically and commercially acclaimed artistes like Karen Wheeler, Chante Moore and Maxi Priest.
She is scheduled to make her first European performance at arguably the biggest Reggae festival in the world, Rototom in Spain this August.

In today’s overtly sexual and over-produced music market, Nadine Sutherland makes a deliberate effort to portray a sense of style and sophistication. She is a multi-talented female performer, who has been described as “capable, sexy and hauntingly beautiful, with uncompromising flair and intelligence”. Songs from her are now considered Reggae and Dancehall classics standing the test of time just like her. Her roots are embedded in the very heart of Jamaican culture. Although she has already accomplished so much in her life, Nadine has no intention of slowing down.


1) Albums:
.1985 - Until
.1997 - Nadine
.2007 - Call My Name

2) EPs:
.2009 - Fatis Presents: Xterminator feat. Nadine Sutherland - EP - [XTerminator]
.2011 - Nadine Sutherland - EP - [Black Lion Records]

3) Singles:
.1980 - A Young One Like Me - [Tuff Gong]
.1980 - Starvation On The Land - [56 Hope Road]
.1981 - Work And Pray - [56 Hope Road]
.1983 - Hands And Heart - [(Rita Marley Music/Tuff Gong) & (56 Hope Road)]
.1984 - Until - [56 Hope Road]
.1987 - Higher Ground - [Tuff Gong]
.1987 - The Night Is All Over - [J&W Records]
.1988 - Mr. Hard To Please - [Music Works]
.1988 - Don't Take Your Love Away - [Anchor Records]
.1988 - It's Now Or Never (Cocoa Tea Ft. N. Sutherland) - [Music Works]
.1988 - Just You And Me Tonight - [(Anchor Records) & (Greensleeves)]
.1992 -  I Want To Go Home - [Penthouse]
.1992 -  Dirty Talk (Papa San Ft. N. Sutherland) - [Powermatic]
.1992 - The Rent  (N. Sutherland & Major Mackerel) - [J.R. Productions‎]
.1992 - Wicked & Wild - [Penthouse]
.1993 - Right Track (N. Sutherland & Cobra) - [Digital-B]
.1993 - Dickie Remix / Wicked Dickie (Buju Banton & N. Sutherland) - [Penthouse]
.1993 - Baby Face - [XTerminator]
.1993 - What Am I Gonna Do (Buju Banton & N. Sutherland) - [Penthouse]
.1993 - More Than Loving (Capleton & N. Sutherland) - [Greensleeves]
.1993 - Since You've Been Gone - [Digital-B]
.1994 - Action (Terror Fabulous Ft. N. Sutherland ‎) - [EastWest]
.1994 - Quiet Time - [XTerminator]
.1994 - If You Are Going, Go - [XTerminator]
.1995 - Pair Of Wings - [XTerminator]
.1995 - Rainbow - [Digital-B]
.1995 - Flames Of Love - [Digital-B]
.1995 - Anything For You (Snow Ft. N. Sutherland) - [Atlantic/EastWest]
.1996 - One Man - [Shocking Vibes]
.1998 - All Them A Talk - [Digital-B]
.1998 - Don't Leave - [XTerminator]
.1999 - Nuttin Going On But The Rent (Top Cat & N. Sutherland) - [9 Lives Records]
.1999 - Never Knew - [Boot Camp Records]
.1999 - Front Page - [Penthouse]
.2001 - Junior Kelly / Nadine Sutherland ‎– Be Wise / Be Wise - [First Name Music]
.2002 - I Found Love - [Joe Frasier]
.2002 - Live Up - [Black Lion Records]
.2003 - Dancehall Nice Again - [Penthouse]
.2004 - Always - [Joe Frasier]
.2004 - Unspoken Melody - [Harmony House]
.2004 - First Cut Is The Deepest - [On The Beach Recordings]
.2005 - So Glad - [Shocking Vibes]
.2015 - Inna Me Blood (N. Sutherland & Mad Professor) - [Ariwa Sounds]
.2016 - Remedy (Zyon I Ft. Nadine Sutherland) - [Zyonimusic LLC]
.2016 - Never In Love - [Vexxx Bad Records]

4) Singles for Various Compilation:
.2017 - My Place (Nadine Sutherland & Bryan Art) - [Jumpout Production] - Buy Song
[Song featured on the compilation album "Jumpout Production Introduces Swirling Riddim" produced by Gary Sutherland]
.2018 - Star - [Jumpout Production] - Buy Song
[Song featured on the compilation album "Matrixx Riddim" produced by Gary Sutherland]
.2019 - It Takes One - [Nico Star Music]
[Song featured on the female album "Queens in the Arena - Kemet Riddim" produced by Tania Nicole Sutherland aka CHYNA NICOLE. Mixed and Mastered by Gary Sutherland, Music by Mark Clarke, Additional Keys by Ansel Collins - Buy song

Buy Nadine Sutherland's music on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

Nadine Sutherland - Discography:

1) Albums

.1985 - Until
(Original Press):
Lp: "Until" 1985 - (Tuff Gong)
Lp: "Until" 1986 - (Meadowlark Records)

Lp: "Until" 1985
Side A:
1) Music Is Positive Vibration. 2) Only Love. 3) Best Of Me. 4) Reach For Your Goal. 5) Until.
Side B:
1) Teach The Youth. 2) Life Is Alright. 3) Hands And Hearts. 4) Don't Ever Leave Me Again. 5) In The Ghetto.
[Label: Tuff Gong/Jamaica (Lp: 1985)]

Lp: "Until" 1986
Side A:
1) Teach The Youth. 2) Until. 3) Only Love. 4) Hands And Hearts. 5) Music Is Positive Vibration.
Side B:
1) Best Of Me. 2) Don't Ever Leave Me Again. 3) Reach For Your Goal. 4) Life Is Alright. 5) In The Ghetto.
[Label: Meadowlark Records/Canada (Lp: 1986)]

.1997 - Nadine
(Original Press):
"Nadine" 1997
1) Sentimental Idealist. 2) Face The World. 3) I Believe In Love. 4) Turn Off The Lights. 5) Mystic Mood. 6) Baby, Baby, Baby. 7) Not My Baby. 8) Have Some Peace. 9) Don't Throw Pearls. 10) To My Ancestors.
[Label: VP Records (Lp/Cd: 1997)(Digital Release: 2007)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

.2007 - Call My Name
(Original Press):
"Call My Name" 2007
1) It's My Day. 2) Big Tingz. 3) Just A Little Bit Longer. 4) Keep Me Safe. 5) Call My Name. 6) Remedy. 7) Wanna Be Here Tonight. 8) Running Away. 9) Can't Tek It [Feat. Chrisinti].10) Another Day. 11) Fox Can't Get The Grape. 12) Come To Me. 13) How Long. 14) Where Did My Heart Go. 15) Why Do Doves Cry.
[Label: Eight76 Records (Cd: 2007)(Digital Release: 2007)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon


2) EPs:

.2009 - Fatis Presents: Xterminator feat. Nadine Sutherland - EP
(Original Press):
"Fatis Presents: Xterminator feat. Nadine Sutherland - EP" 2009
1) Don't Ever Leave. 2) Don't Turn. 3) Quiet Time. 4) Pair of Wings. 5) Face the World. 6) Mystic Mood. 7) To the Ancestors.
[Label: XTerminator (EP Digital: 2009)]

Buy EP on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

.2011 - Nadine Sutherland - EP
(Original Press):
"Nadine Sutherland - EP" 2011
1) Day By Day. 2) Money Money. 3) Live Up. 4) Love Me A Little More.
[Label: Black Lion Records (EP Digital: 2011)]

Buy EP on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon


3) New Singles:

.2015 - Inna Me Blood (Nadine Sutherland & Mad Professor)
(Original Press):
Singer: Nadine Sutherland & Mad Professor
Song: Inna Me Blood
Format: Digital Single & Vinyl 12"
Label: Ariwa Sounds

Buy Song on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

.2016 - Remedy (Zyon I Ft. Nadine Sutherland)
(Original Press):
Singer: Zyon I Ft. Nadine Sutherland
Song: Remedy
Format: Digital Single
Label: Zyonimusic LLC

Buy Song on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

.2016 - Never In Love
(Original Press):
Singer: Nadine Sutherland
Song: Never In Love
Format: Digital Single
Label: Vexxx Bad Records

Buy Song on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon



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For bookings and information, please contact:
Dread and Dread
Email: Dreadanddread@gmail.com
Phone Number for bookings - 8762982698

For all media inquiries, including Press, TV and Radio, please contact:
Dread and Dread
Email: Dreadanddread@gmail.com
You can contact me Nadine via my social media accounts

Nadine Sutherland "Inna Mi Blood" [Official Vide0]

Buju Banton feat Nadine Sutherland - "What Am I Gonna Do"

Nadine Sutherland "This Love"

Zyon I & Nadine Sutherland - Remedy [Official Video]

Nadine Sutherland @ International Women's Day Concert 2017


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Discography by Marco of Reggaediscography

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