When Kevin Davy left the cool hills of Spaulding in Central Jamaica to chase his dreams in Kingston, he was equipped with nothing more than his acoustic guitar, but he knew that he had real talent and the confidence that he could write, sing, and play good music… It was a journey that took him to him to Reggae’s Mecca – Tuff Gong, the home of Bob Marley, where he secured a deal and recorded his first album, “Young Gifted & Dread”, which gave him two smash hits, “Bright Day” and “We Need Love”. It would also win him fans the world over and several appearances on BET. He also won a special place among reggae lovers, spawning a new era in Jamaica’s folk music….
Yvad came back to Jamaica in 2006, to promote his sophomore album “Justice”, co-produced with Michael ‘Myrie’ Taylor. He reigns supreme on tracks like “Justice”, “Jah Created All” and “Imagine” (a cover of John Lennon’s song) with a voice as smooth as Frankie Beverly and as potent as Garnett Silk’s…
In 2011 Yvad worked alongside his executive producer, Victor Simpson, to launch his new album, The Sojourner, with legendary producers, Clive Hunt and Wayne Armond, and Michael “Myrie” Taylor. His apperance on Reggae Sunsplash and performance with the Wailers is certain to confirm that this artist is a rare and precious gem and continues to build on Reggae’s solid foundation!