Born and raised by Jamaican parents in London, England, Alpheus developed a passion for singing after seeing an old recording of Sam Cooke perform on television, and performing on local sound systems in London as a youth. His love for Ska, rocksteady and reggae developed as he was exposed to singers like John Holt, Marcia Griffiths, Don Carlos, Dennis Brown, Frankie Paul, Michael Gordon, Keith Douglas, Thriller U, Maxi Priest, and many more great artists.
Whilst Alpheus was living in Florida, USA, In 1997, he was discovered by Tony Brevett of the famed vocal rocksteady group The Melodians. Mr.Brevett took Alpheus to the legendary Clement Dodd at his great Studio One Label in New York, where after honing his craft as a session vocalist and singing various singles, Alpheus recorded his debut album ‘Quality Time’ which was released in 1999, on some of those classic Studio One ska, rocksteady rhythms.
After Touring the USA and learning his stage performance skills with talented artists like Everton Blender and Richie Spice, Alpheus went on to sing a nice and even more contemporary reggae album with Special delivery label, ‘Everything For A Reason’ France, 2007.
Then the meeting of what we could now called the “golden duo” came to birth with music soul mate Roberto Sanchez who produced a couple of glorious singles, (7”and EP) “Two rocksteady riddims” – Dirty dozen and family rhythms.
Alpheus then progressed to sing his third critically and musically successful album entitled ‘From Creation’
produced by Roberto Sanchez for his A- Lone label (Lone Ark) in 2011. This is a superb album which consists of stunning re-creations and original composed ska and roots rocksteady music.
After performing From Creation on various renowned festivals in Europe, such as Garance, Rototom, Montreux Jazz, Reggae Sun Ska, Reggae Geel Reggae Jam , Freedom Sounds festival, Arhus Reggae Festival and many more.
In 2014 the golden duo teamed up again to make yet another quality album entitled ‘Good Prevails’ of more ska, roots rocksteady and early reggae music which was released by Liquidator Music label (Madrid). After much success with ‘Good Prevails’ album, now Alpheus and Roberto Sanchez combine their talents for a third time to make a trilogy of quality albums. So, as we await with bated breath for Alpheus highly anticipated new album produced by Roberto Sánchez, it will be preceded by this great new double AA sided Single.
Liquidator Music label releases now these two new songs entitled ‘Just A Little’ and ‘Sleeping Giant’, available in both digital and 7 inch vinyl formats.
Get your copy here!