ARTIST PROFILE

PETER LLOYD, born January 29, is a Jamaican recording artist, songwriter, producer and actor, born in Kingston and now lives in Montego Bay. Peter Lloyd is a face and voice that Jamaicans have grown up with for nearly twenty (20) years and is affectionately known as “The Love Messenger”. From numerous films and TV shows, to radio and theatre, Peter Lloyd is currently enjoying success as a recording and performing artiste.

 

EARLY HISTORY

Peter Lloyd started singing in church from the age of three (3) years old at the Church of the Open Bible in Kingston. He attended the Dunrobin Primary School then went on to the prestigious Kingston College. For both institutions, Peter Lloyd sang on the school choir and represented the schools in the local festival competitions; he formed a band called Natural Mystic. Peter served Kingston College as Head Boy before moving on to The University of the West Indies where he majored in History.

CAREER

Peter Lloyd entered the creative industry as an actor and is one of Jamaica’s most accomplished in that field. A member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Peter Lloyd has starred in several major Hollywood blockbuster movies. He played the groom in The Mighty Quinn (Starring Denzel Washington)(1989), and the Jamaican waiter in  Prelude To A Kiss (Starring Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin) (1992). He also acted in International television series Walt Disney’s Return to Treasure Island (1986) as the character Abed Jones, the CBS mini-series Passion and Paradise (1989), ABC’s  Going to Extremes (1992) and CVM TV’s The Blackburns of Royal Palm Estate (2009). Peter Lloyd has also distinguished his excellence on the Jamaican theatrical stage, acting in productions like The Rope and The Cross, David Heron’s Against His Will and Ed Wallace’s Boeing Boeing as Bernard. An exceptional broadcaster Peter Lloyd has hosted some of Jamaica’s most popular television programs. From then Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation’s Morning Time in the 1990’s, Man and Woman Story TVJ’s Sunday talk show in 2000, to an eight-months stint as the sole host of the popular Mantalk which aired Sundays at 9pm on TVJ (2005). Peter Lloyd is a face and voice Jamaica has grown to love.

Peter Lloyd’s impressive music catalogue spans two studio albums and a slew of singles which have done well internationally. He has collaborated with some of the island’s most successful producers in creating chart topping music and establishing a consistent message of love and positivity. His critically acclaimed debut album Transitions served well as an introductory project. This is followed by Stories From I Father’s Country which is a dedication to the memory of his late father, and features many of his hit tracks. Peter Lloyd’s first release Dancehall Queen was produced by legendary Jamaican producer Handel Tucker and features Diana King on backing vocals. Dancehall Queen is one of Peter’s most popular tracks. Gold Digga, produced by Peter Lloyd himself and the Grammy winning duo Sly and Robbie on the Raw Food Riddim charted on Hype TV’s Top 10, MEGA JAMZ radio chart, and charted the #13 position on the BMobile Dancehall Singles Chart. Searching was produced by renowned saxophonist and producer Dean Fraser on the Canon Production label, and shot to #1 on Sam Brown’s Peace FM chart in the UK. Peter Lloyd created history in 2010 becoming the first and only Jamaican entertainer to score a No.1 on the U.K based Chart. Searching also hit #1 on the South Florida Top 25 Reggae Chart (2010), charted on the New York Top 100 Hits in 2010 peaking at #5, debuting at #28 on the New York Top 30 Reggae Charts (2010), and achieving #1 on the FIWI Choice charts in Jamaica also in 2010. In the last quarter of 2008, Peter Lloyd’s single Oh My Darling claimed the #1 spot on Bess FM, #4 on the RE-TV’s video countdown, and entered the Hitz 92 FM charts. In 2014 Blood On Your Hands achieved #1 status on the Bess FM’s Evolution Top 10 Culture Chart and debuted at #29 on the New York Foundation Radio Network Top 30 Music Chart, ultimately making its way to #1. This track also placed No.11 on the South Florida Chart, #1 on CVM TV’s E-Strip Hitlist, #1 on Russia’s Die Reggae Charts, and #3 in Canada on Reggae in The Fields Top 25 singles on CKCU FM 93.  Peter Lloyd also co-wrote with Craig Love for R&B Cult Classic, and performed the title track for the movie Trois called Menage A Trois. After a hiatus from music production, Peter Lloyd decided to release a new single Pure Love in March of 2016 as the first single from his upcoming album. After a month of its release, it was Soundcloud’s Most Played Track of the Week chart in the reggae genre worldwide. Other charting for Pure Love includes: peaking at #7 on Richie B’s Jamaica Music Countdown chart, #13 on Smash Tunes’ Reggae Charts Top 25, #17 on Sunradio Cologn -Jamaica’s Top 25 Reggae Singles chart.

TOURING

Peter Lloyd is one of the finest live performers in the Reggae genre and has headlined major festivals and shows across Jamaica, Europe, and North America. This seven year cabaret veteran who has performed at Jamaica’s most prestigious hotels has emerged in recently years as one of Jamaica’s most captivating and exciting live performer. Shows include: New Kingston Street Jam (2003), Sting (2003), Western Consciousness (2003), Pepsi Teen Splash (2004), Rebel Salute (2005), Sugar Minott’s Reggae in the Hills (2005,2006), RJR Cross Country Invasion and RJR’s Radiocation High School tour (2006), Stunt Festival (2006), Lil’ Ochi Seafood Food Festival (2006), Tribute to Joseph “Culture” Hill, Reggae Fusion (2006), Juici Patties Food and Culture (2006), UNICEF Peace Concert (2006), American Chamber of Commerce Peace Concert (2006), Rototom Sunsplash Launch, Portland Jerk Festival, Gideon Festival, Mayfest, Fusion Festival, Reggae on the River, Sweet Auburn Festival, The Reggae Soca Awards, The Big Show, Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (2007,2014), Unity Splash (2007), One Caribbean Music Festival (2014), Weed Beat Reggae Festival, Reggae Jam Festival,  My Fest (Berlin), Reggae Soca Awards (Florida), Tamika Awards (New York), among many others. In the last quarter of 2016 Peter Lloyd did his first ever all island tour of Jamaica, kicking off his world tour announced for 2017. Among Peter Lloyd’s notable achievements is a feature on CNN’s ROOTS: Our Journeys Home , becoming one of an exclusive group of reggae artiste to appear on CNN.

PHILANTHROPY

The Love Messenger in his passion for reggae music, the youth and giving back has for several years toured the island’s schools with a program called Yutes Rise, where he inspires the students through a reggae/motivational workshop and live performance. He has also successfully taken Yutes Rise outside of Jamaica, namely Germany and Netherland with plans to keep expanding. In 2016 Peter Lloyd was named one of the ambassador’s for the Le Antonio Foundation’s End Bullying Globally Campaign. He continues his work with the youths under the banner of bullying prevention, giving of his time and resources once again to the schools across Jamaica.

DISCOGRAPHY

  • Transitions (1999) – Blacklight Records         

–        Tro-In

–        Oh Baby I Love You

–        Dance Hall Queen

–        Hardcore II  – Featuring Diana King And Golden Child

–        Angel

–        Oh My Darling

–        Perfect Body

–        The Premiere – Featuring Aisha Davis

–        Pose, the Remix – Featuring Lady Saw

–        I’m Gonna Get You

–        Home

–        Baby Baby (Crazy for U)

–        Tonight

–        Mama Cry

–        Warning

–        Tro-Out

  •        Menage A Trois (Single) (2010) – Blacklight Records
  •        Stories From I Father’s Country (2011) – Blacklight Records

–        Wickedness In High Places

–        Wake Dem Up

–        U Magnet  

–        Ready 4 Luv

–        What A Woman Wants

–        Searching

–        Praise Di King

–        Oh My Darling

–        I Heard Dem Say

–        Gold Digga

–        My Jamaican Girl

–        Konka Babylon

–        Count On Me

–        Mood 4 Luv

–        Style n Figure       

–        Shanty Town

–        Blessings

  • Woman (Reggae Cover)(Single) (2018) – Blacklight Records

References

–        www.reggaeinc.com/en/reggae/artists/artists.html?

–        http://www.sagaftra.org/

–        http://www.tvguide.com/movies/the-mighty-quinn/cast/127701/

–        http://www.fandango.com/people/peter-lloyd-405211

–        https://www.flixster.com/celebrity/peter-lloyd/

–        http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Styling-with-Peter-Lloyd

–        http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100922/ent/ent2.html

–        http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/The-return-of-the-don-on-The-Blackburns_9111311

–        http://www.tallawahmagazine.com/2009/10/tv-review-blackburns-series-premiere.html

–        http://www.yardflex.com/archives/000267.html

–    http://www.trinijunglejuice.com/tjjnews/articles/1222/1/Peter-Lloyd-Searches-His-Way-To-No1-On-UK-Chart/Page1.html

–        http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Buju-Banton-Tops-100-Chart–_8283091

–        http://www.dancehallreggaeworld.com/peter-lloyd-scores-number-one-with-blood-on-your-hands.html

–        http://Jamaicans.com/11questionspeterlloyd

–        http://www.reggaeville.com/artist-details/peter-lloyd/about/

–        http://Mixx102.com/singer-peter-lloyd-to-appear-on-cnns-roots-our-journey-home-Monday-morning-october-13/

–        www.imdb.com/title/tt0105165/fullcredits/

–        https://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/tag/peter-lloyd/

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External Links

www.peterlloydworld.com

www.epresskitz.com/PeterLloydWorld