Voicemail, once a trio, proves that they are still a force to be reckoned with, even after the tragic loss of group member O’Neil Edwards over a decade ago.
The duo consisting of Kevyn and Qraig is currently making waves on the dancehall scene with a triad of infectious singles, namely “Do This Everyday“, “Steal”, and “Back To The Fun“, the latter featuring Terro 3000. Come next month, the pair will depart for Europe to commence their fully booked three-month tour of the continent from April to June. The pair was also recently featured in a docu-series by major German multimedia outlet TV Galileo, highlighting their global impact beyond Jamaica’s shores.
Adding to their growing list of achievements this year is a newly minted management deal with longtime friend and Grammy-winning producer/businessman Comar “Frankie” Campbell of Frankie Music, which will elevate their success even further. Based on the aforementioned, it is clear that Voicemail’s ‘supposed’ hiatus was merely a strategic exercise to regroup. Their commitment to producing quality music and impact beyond Jamaica’s shores is a testament to their talent and dedication.
In hindsight of how they got to this crescendo, Voicemail in 2003 recorded their first local hit, “Weh Di Time“. Riding on this success, they produced a series of hit singles with accompanying videos, such as “Gal Hunt“, “She Want It Harder“, “Ready To Party“, and “Wacky Dip“. Their popularity grew as they performed at various events locally, including Spring Fest 2004, Fully Loaded and Reggae Sumfest in 2004 and 2005.
In July 2006, the group released their hugely successful debut album, “Hey“, with VP Records, thrusting them into international stardom. They quickly followed up with their sophomore effort, “Let’s Go“, distributed by Japan’s Pony Canon Label. With their third album, “Jump Off“, the group opted for a new direction, excluding dance songs from the project, for which they had become synonymous. Thankfully, this did not diminish their popularity as they grew in Japan, subsequently performing at the country’s largest reggae festival, “Yokohama Reggae SAI“.
Despite the tragic loss of O’Neil Edwards, the remaining group members continue to produce music and keep the memory of their fallen brother alive. They have performed extensively across the globe and continue to enjoy an uptick in support.