Hailing from Somerton, St. James Ricky Glamorous is determined to walk in the footsteps of the town’s most famous son, the legendary reggae icon Jimmy Cliff.
Ricky Glamorous says that the internationally renowned singer is his biggest musical influence.
“I admire Jimmy Cliff a lot and it’s not just because we’re both from the same hometown. He is without a doubt one of the greatest reggae artistes of all times. His musical prowess puts him in a class by himself,” said Ricky Glamorous.
He added, “I hope that one day I too will be a revered reggae star. I know it’s not easy to achieve such levels of success, but I believe that with hard work and determination I will achieve my goal.”
The Canadian based reggae singjay is currently promoting his new single titled Back Against The Wall.
The song which was produced by him was released on the 19th of June on his Glamarythm Productions label. Since then it has enjoyed strong rotation on several local radio stations including IRIE FM, RJR 94 FM and HITZ 92 FM.
“I’m pleased with the response that my single is getting. I plan to shoot a video for it very soon, once the video is ready I will use it to increase the promotion of the single,” he said.
Ricky Glamorous is currently busy in the studios working on an album which is slated to be released later this year.
Ricky Glamorous (given name) Franklin McCreath, grew up in Somerton, St. James.
In 1996 migrated to live in Boston in the US, he resided there until he moved to Ontario, Canada in 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree sociology from the Brock University in Ontario.
Ricky Glamorous made his recording debut in 1997 with single titled Tight Security on the Glamarythm Productions imprint.