Pliers (singer)

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Pliers
Born (1963-04-04) April 4, 1963 (age 51)
Kingston, Jamaica
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Instruments Vocals

Pliers (born Everton Bonner on April 4, 1963, Kingston, Jamaica), is a Jamaican Reggae singer best known for his collaborations with deejay Chaka Demus under the name Chaka Demus & Pliers. He is one of the Bonner brothers all of whom are reggae artists, including, Richie Spice and Spanner Banner.

Pliers started his career performing under the name 'Blues Melody', acquiring his more famous moniker due to an apparent similarity to fellow singer Pinchers.[1]

He had a number of early hits, working for producers such as Coxone Dodd and Winston Riley, but never achieved huge success as a solo artist, in contrast to the immense success of his partnership with Chaka Demus.

His solo song "Bam Bam" was featured on the fictional radio station K-Jah West in the soundtrack to the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve huey, [1] at Allmusic