Richie Spice

Genres: Reggae
Descriptive "tags": reggae dancehall roots reggae jamaica roots Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: MySpace Wikipedia

Biography

Richell Bonner, 1975, Rock Hall, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies. Bonner comes from a musical family that includes his siblings, Spanner Banner, Pliers and Snatcher Dog. Spice’s debut release, ‘Killing A Sound’, was recorded with Dennis ‘Star’ Hayes and introduced the singer to the reggae cognoscenti. The song attracted the attention of Clive Hunt, who enrolled the performer to record ‘Shine’. ‘Grooving My Girl’ became Spice’s first major hit, and he also released ‘Earth A Run Red’, ‘Land Of Jamaica’ and ‘Living Ain’t Easy’ through his older siblings label, Bonner Productions Ltd. Keeping it in the family his sister Bridget was enrolled to co-ordinate a compilation of his hits to be promoted on the live circuit. It was at this time that the singer released the crossover song, ‘All Night Long’ with Shaggy. Spice toured with Chaka Demus And Pliers, supported Rita Marley,...

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