New Kingston is a young vocalist/instrumentalist group, that consists of three brothers. Tahir a.k.a. SLIM, the youngest member on Keyboards/Vocals. Courtney on Drums/Vocals and Stephen a.k.a SUKI, the oldest on Guitar/Vocals.
This group fuses their Reggae sound with modern Pop, Jazz and R&B music. To create their sound, which they term, “Reggae Crossover”. This group has been in the Reggae industry for some time now and some might call them, “young veterans”!
The group is led by the founder/manager/father Courtney LJ Panton. He started the Kingston Crew in the early 90’s, backing such artists as, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks, Maxi Priest and many other artists in the business. But with his offspring he formed an army, a force, an entity, New Kingston! Like Kingston Crew, New Kingston started off working with many artists as well. Such as, Collie Buddz, Mr.Vegas, Morgan Heritage, Sister Carol, Shabba Ranks, and many more.
But, while working with all of these artists, manager Courtney LJ Panton had another vision. He had an ulterior motive for New Kingston, which was for them to rise to the top as a solo act and stand alone, capturing the love of the people. Thus fore they created their sound, dubbed, “Reggae Crossover”. A blend of sounds, to everyones liking, while still sticking to their heritage. Reggae!
Now this group is sharing the stage with many artists around the world. From Europe, to the Americas and beyond. New Kingston is currently at work on their second album, “In The Streets”. The album features two of their singles that are gaining radio recogniton globally “In the streets” . The title track of the album “pon the wall”, , which is on the Ting-ah-Ling riddim. New Kingston! Part of reggaes long history and future.