Brian and Tony Gold

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Brian and Tony Gold
Origin Jamaica
Genres Reggae, Dancehall, Lovers Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Background Vocalist.
Years active 1980s - present
Labels Pow Wow Records, VP Records, Two friends Records, Music Works, Big Yard Music Group
Associated acts Shaggy (musician), Sean Paul, Rikrok, Rayvon, Dennis Brown, Lord Kossity France, Red Dragon, Singing Melody, Junior Kelly, Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks
Members Brian Gold (Brian Derek Thompson)
Tony Gold (Patrick Morrison)

Brian and Tony Gold 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 evolving them to join forces to become the dynamic Jamaican dancehall duo, with the "golden voices".

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 Digitals imprint. These songs along with the success of single "Can You" which was done for South Africa's apartheid, established Brian and Tony Gold in having an unstoppable presence on the Reggae Music scene.

Their song "Compliments on your kiss" released by Pow Wow Records under the name Red Dragon with Brian and Tony Gold, peaked at #2 on the UK Singles 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 #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)

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