Reggae Singer Wormbass Artiste Interview
INTRODUCING REGGAE SINGER WORMBASS
Artiste Interview: Queen Gee introduces reggae singer Wormbass .
Wormbass please introduce yourself for the sake of our readers who are not familiar with you or your work.
I was born Delroy George Nevin in Johns Town, St Thomas, Jamaica. It all started at the tender age of 7 where I grew up singing and playing the guitar in church. I eventually grew to be the lead singer of the Methodist youth band. One day the bass player couldn’t make it, so I picked up the bass and started playing I never looked back since. Music has always been a way to connect people, this healing power is was what drew me to music.
You are rated as one of the top bass players? Who are some of the artistes/bands you have played for?
My bass career has allow me to play for some of the most talented artists the world over, such as Sanchez, Barrington Levy, Junior Tucker, Shaka Demus & Pliers, Lady Saw, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and Sean Paul, just to name a few. When it comes to the world of bands, I’ve played bass for P.A.C.E. Band, A.C.I.D. Band, Original Heat Band, and Blaze Band.
What motivated your decision to start writing and recording your own music?
Along my career I have been blessed enough to produce many songs for many artists. This allowed me to practice my talents in both composing and writing lyrics. What really motivated me to record my own songs was a point in my career when an artist that I’ve produced an album with walked away from music. Reflecting on the years of work that would not reach the ears of the people I then decided within myself to bring my music directly to the fans.
Do you specialize in the reggae genre or do you play and sing other genres?
Reggae is my first priority it is very near and dear to my heart. However, the musical experiences I was afforded has exposed me to many different genres. For example, working for five years in the hotel entertainment circuit has conditioned me into being open and expressive in any and all genres of music.
How many albums and singles have you recorded to date?
To date I have recorded three studio albums, releasing my first album in 2016 entitled “Reggaeman” produced by Delroy “Worm” Nevin under the label Jah Birth New Limited, Distributed by Zojak.
Which artistes have you collaborated with since recording your own songs?
My collaborative body of work has seen the likes of Norris Man, Sabina of Cayman, Mtuba Thulisa Brothers and Puzma of South Africa, Cedric Myton of the Congoes, Derahja and Beenie Man.
Tell us about your latest project.
My latest project is a single named “Royalty” produced by Courtney “Bubblaz” Edwards for the M.A.D Production record label. It is on a rub a dub style rhythm called the Tuff Chat Riddim. This release endeavours to illuminate the consciousness of the worlds people of African descent. It was released in August 2019 and can be found on all music distribution platforms.
What feedback are you receiving from the promotion this project?
The promotion is extremely great!! Royalty can be heard on radio stations worldwide and has been on heavy rotation on Jamaican channels as well.
What are some of your favourite places to perform and how do you prepare yourself mentally to perform to such huge audiences?
Some of my favourite places include Japan, Europe, USA and The African Continent. My secret for preparing for high energy performances is quite simple, I always consult the Almighty and ensure that I get enough rest.
WORMBASS SHARES PLANS FOR 2020 IN HIS ARTISTE INTERVIEW
I know you are always up to something, so what can we expect from Wormbass in 2020?
2020 is a very exciting year for me. As I am responding to these questions, I am in the studio working on my next album. My annual roots reggae show “Wormbass & Friends” will be held on February 22nd, 2020. I am also preparing for several tours my own D.A.Y. (Dance A Yard) tour across Jamaica as well as many shows across Europe with the Inna Di Yard crew.
What is your greatest achievement since you started doing music?
Without hesitation that honour would go to releasing my debut album.
What are some of the challenges you face and how do you handle it?
One of the most pressuring challenges was self-financing my first album “Reggaeman”. It could not have been possible without the Almighty and the unrelenting support from good musician friends and studio owners. These relationships allowed me to barter my musical and production skillset to bring my album in being.
If you didn’t become a musician what would you be doing right now?
I would be a psychiatrist as counselling others has always brought joy to me.
CONNECTING WITH FANS
What is the impact you want to leave on the people who listens to your music?
My intention every time I write or play music is to inspire whoever is listening. I always consider my music as food for thought and spirit. As long as my listeners can take away something positive that they can add to themselves.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
To stand firm on this journey you must know yourself. This is what will silence the voices that will say you can’t achieve what you want in life because they will come! But because you know yourself the next step is to give it your all and put in the work.
Where online can your fans interact with you and download your music?
My music is available on all digital distribution platforms. In terms of content my YouTube channel “wormbassmusic” hosts most of my visual content.
I can be found via my website – www.wormbass.com | Instagram – @wormbass | Facebook – wormbass | YouTube – wormbassmusic
THE ARTISTE EXPRESSES HIS GRATITUDE
Who would you like to shout out for supporting your music career?
I would like to shout out my family and friends for the never-ending support. The media and all the disc jockeys that help to spread the music. Also, I would like to shout out the team Khemis of Vybnation Records, the entire Inkaz family, T-Bush, Ch4se, the members of my band (Ball-A-Fyah), Bare Fruits Records and my management team Maurice Fletcher and Jeri Blackbird. All the ones who have helped my career a big shout out to you all, Thank you.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share your music journey with our readers and I wish you all the best as you keep the fire burning.
The pleasure is all mine. Many thanks for building this platform. May it reach to the four corners of the earth. Jahalone.
ABOUT QUEEN GEE
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