GYPTIAN (VP RECORDS) PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:

GYPTIAN CONTINUES TO “HOLD YOU”

WITH HIS LATEST RELEASE

          
 
July 28, 2010, New York, NY – After a whirlwind week Gyptian’s new album Hold You comes in at #2 on the Reggae Billboard charts. The smash hit single “Hold You” maintains at #1 on iTunes. Gyptian spread the word of his release through various performances and interviews with Vlad TV, FADER and MTV to name a few. The album has received high praises. Spin magazine gave it three stars and The New York Times said “like his big hit, this record is spare, woozy and gently enchanting, all breezy, loping love songs.” Gyptian is currently touring internationally in support of the worldwide release.   

Gyptian was raised in the rural King Weston district in the parish of St. Andrew by his Christian mother Pauline and his Rastafarian father, Basil. Neither parent dictated their son’s spiritual path but both encouraged his musical talent; thus Gyptian, who earned his nickname because he often wrapped shirts around his head in the style of an Egyptian pharaoh, sang at his mother’s Sunday morning church services and at the Saturday night dances promoted by his father who owned the Sugar Stone sound system. 

  Tour Info:

July  29    LOS ANGELES   

July  30    MONTEREY

August 1st– Canada (Caribana)

August 5th– Jamaica Album Release Party

August 6th– Miami (Album Release Party)

August 7th– Mandeville, Jamaica

August  14    St. Croix (USVI)

August  20    POUGHKEEPSIE

August  21    TAMPA, Fl.

August 22nd  York College, Queens NY

August 28th WLLD Tampa, FL

Sept 3rd– NYC Hot 97- On The Reggae Tip

Sept 4th– Orlando

Sept 5th– BB Kings NYC Hot 97 Bobby Konders & Jabba

Oct 2nd– Club Tobago, NYC

October 8th thru 10th – Miami Carnival

Gyptian/Hold You (VP1867/054645186728/C15) Available Now!

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