Brian and Tony Gold

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Brian and Tony Gold
OriginPortmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica
GenresReggae, Dancehall, Lovers rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1980s–present
LabelsPow Wow Records, VP Records, Two friends Records, Music Works, Big Yard Music Group
Associated actsShaggy, Sean Paul, Rikrok, Rayvon, Dennis Brown, Lord Kossity, Red Dragon, Singing Melody, Junior Kelly, Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks
MembersBrian Gold (Brian Derek Thompson)
Tony Gold (Patrick Morrison)

Brian and Tony Gold are a Jamaican reggae duo from Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica.[1]

History[edit]

Contrary to many beliefs Brian and Tony Gold are not brothers. Born Brian Derek Thompson in Birmingham, England and Patrick Anthony Morrison in Manchester, Jamaica, the two in 1986 participated in The Tastee Talent Competition held in Kingston, Jamaica. With Brian winning twice in October and again in December, while Tony placed second in the December edition. They were noted for having close and subtle harmonies, thus inviting them to join forces as a duo.

In 1987, they had their first taste of fame with the song "Ebony Eyes" on the Red Rock Label. This was quickly followed by "What's Your Name" and "Bullseye" both for King Jammy's Records and "Sweet Baby" on Bobby Digital's imprint. These songs along with the success of single "Can You" which dealt with South Africa's apartheid.[1]

Their song "Compliments on Your Kiss" released by Pow Wow Records under the name Red Dragon with Brian and Tony Gold, peaked at no. 2 on the UK Singles Chart[2] and on the Billboard Charts in 1994. In 2002, Big Yard Music Group and producer Christopher Birch released "Hey Sexy Lady" with Shaggy featuring Brian and Tony Gold, this song peaked at no. 3 on the Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders Charts. As of August 2014, it was the 110th best selling single of the 21st century in France with 287,000 units sold.

Albums[edit]

  • Green Light (1991)
  • Frontline (1991)
  • Action (1991)
  • Can You (1992)
  • Bullseye (1995)
  • Compliments on Your Kiss (1994)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, Richard (2018) "Introducing Anu Brian Gold", Jamaica Gleaner, 30 December 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018
  2. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 176. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.

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