Born and raised in South-Central Trinidad, John Orpheus is a multi-cultural musical artist and soon-to-be published author. For the past year and a half, he has been writing his memoir called SAGA BOY which will be published by Penguin Random House Canada on January 19, 2021. With the book due to be launched, John decided to return to music and release a companion album also entitled SAGA BOY. Both the book and the album are built on the same themes: searching for home, family, love and a fly coat to wear when you get there. His single FELA AWOKE (I WILL MISS YOU) is the beginning of this new phase and introduces you to his deeply personal story.
John Orpheus’ musical journey has taken him from the Caribbean bush to festivals across Canada and the US. He combines hip-hop swagger, Afrobeat energy and dancehall charisma to create a sound built on big catchy hooks. John is known for his rabble-rousing live shows filled with audience participation, chanting and impromptu dance-offs that feel more like Caribana road parties than concerts. In September 2019, he released his album WEY YA CALL DAT TING, the culmination of a three year, four mixtape project that he used to develop and hone his unique sound. Produced and co-written by Mike Schlosser, the album and the standalone single ELECTRIC released in 2020 fulfilled his early promise with a noticeably more pop and upbeat vibe.
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