Welcome to the Music of International Reggae Artist – Yvad
Like so many of the Jamaican youth in the late 70’s and early 80’s, Kevin “Yvad” Davy was stricken by the reggae bug that Bob Marley and the Wailers had unleashed upon the world. Reggae was hitting its stride, exploding in Europe and cracking the Billboard Top 40 in the U.S. Just as Mr. Marley blazed his unlikely path from shantytown to the big time, Yvad was compelled to mirror his drive via his passion for singing about relevant, topical, and timely songs – and so it began.
As a teenager, Kevin “Yvad” Davy began his professional musical career when he left Spaulding in Central Jamaica and moved to Kingston. Carrying some clothes and his acoustic guitar, he eventually wound up at Tuff Gong records. The Marley family signed him and took him into their lives.
Yvad recorded his first album "Young Gifted & Dread", which gave him two internationally-acclaimed hits, "Bright Day" and "We Need Love". “We Need Love” was Nominated for best reggae song of the year 1996 at the Jamaica music Awards from Tuff Gong and the Marley Family. He was featured on the cover of Billboard magazine and his music video "We Need Love" was aired on BET and BBC frequently.
Yvad was already making a name for himself, touring with Mighty Diamond, Israel Vibration, The Marley Family, Toots and the Maytals, Culture, growing not only his fan base, but helping expand the reggae genre with his uniquely-subtle yet strong voice.
In 2007 through 2010 Yvad toured the world as the front man for The Wailers covering Bob Marley’s greatest hits as well as his hits from Tuff Gong.
Currently, Yvad has teamed up with Veteran Horn Player Junior "Chico" Chin and Quashie Mitchell of the 1Tribe Band to put together one of the most organized and Authentic Reggae Bands in Florida. The band is currently touring as Yvad and 1Tribe Band based in the Miami, FL area.
Yvad is currently in the studio with working on his new single and album to be released summer 2019.