VIDEO: ‘Soul Sessions’ featuring Irie Love

Jan. 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Irie Love

www.thisisirielove.com

Irie Love was born and raised on Oahu and is a graduate of Kalaheo High School. A direct descendant of baker Robert Love — who founded Love’s Bakery in Hawaii more than 160 years ago — she was signed by local producer John Iervolino in 1999 and made her debut on a “Roots Music” complilation album the same year.

Love moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to study at Azusa Pacific University and continue pursuing her musical career, eventually landing gigs as a backup singer for established artists Pink, Chaka Khan and Dave Hollister. In 2006, she moved to Jamaica and later joined Morgan Heritage as a backup singer and opening act, traveling around the world with the popular reggae band.

Love’s first EP, “Ehiku,” was released in 2008; an international recording deal led to the Japanese release of “The Life of Love” in 2009. Her latest album, “This is Irie Love,” was released in 2012.
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Video courtesy Soul Sessions USA. Visit www.honolulupulse.com every Tuesday for more performances by various Hawaii-based recording artists.

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