VIDEO: ‘Soul Sessions’ featuring Irie Love
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.
Video courtesy Soul Sessions USA. Visit www.honolulupulse.com every Tuesday for more performances by various Hawaii-based recording artists.