Da'Ville

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Da'Ville a.k.a Turii Maysun
Da'Ville Profile 1.jpg
Background information
Birth name Orville Thomas
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae, Dance Hall, Afro Beat, Pop, World Music
Occupation(s) Singer, Song Writer, Record Producer
Years active 2005-Present;
Labels Fashozy Records, VP Records, Global Merchant Music Group LLC
Associated acts ARP

Orville Thomas, better known by his stage name Da'Ville, is a Jamaican reggae singer.

Biography[edit]

Orville ‘Turii Maysun’ Thomas, aka Da’Villelifting you higher forever!

Da’Ville is a highly professional and tenacious artiste that is on a mission to disseminate love, peace, hope and happiness throughout the world.  Only a few of his contemporaries can rival his relentless commitment to reaching these goals, consistently.  He has an indescribable ability to deliver some of the most skilfully crafted and intricately woven lyrical compositions and melodious masterpieces that always find their way to the seat of the soul. 

Born Orville Thomas on January 24, 1976 in Kingston, Jamaica, he is the first child of Nkrumah “Jah” Thomas and Claire Wright. Orville was raised by his grandmother, Ms. Fema. He was strictly disciplined for most of his childhood years, and his grandmother made sure that the singer attended church and sang in the choir.  It was there that he first realised his deep love for music.

As a child, he looked up to his father as his first inspiration for choosing to do music. Nkrumah Thomas, who bears the moniker, Jah Thomas was already a known figure in the reggae music industry.  With a number of notable songs to his credit, Jah Thomas also owned and produced records for the legendary Midnight Rock label.  The label delivered many household reggae hits for other iconic international artistes over the years.  But, it was the fledgling singer’s unfettered access to numerous recording studios as well as being around some of the notable acts on whose many musical projects his father had worked,  which became one of the main catalysts that helped to inspire this artiste in the making.

Turii Mason aka Da’Ville - lifting you higher forever!   

Known professionally as Da’Ville and more recently, Turii Maysun, the entertainer is a consummate singer-songwriter and record producer, who aims to lift his fans higher forever.  He started his professional music career in the early 1990s as the lead vocalist of the now defunct reggae group, ARP (A Raw Perspective). During his time with the group, he recorded and performed a series of noteworthy hits including, “Girls Dem Cry,” “Song For Mama” and “Really Want You” among others. In 2001, Da’Ville left ARP and signed with Penthouse Records as a solo artist under the management of Donovan Germain. For the new label he recorded the hit singles "Cruzin", and "All My Life", the latter of which was recorded with then label mate, Marcia Griffiths.  

As 2005 stepped in, Da’Ville took to the studio and began to write and produce his own music. His first self produced album titled “In Heaven” was released in that year. 

The album charted within the top ten best selling reggae albums for Japan Tower Records for that same year. As a result his first album success, the Japanese music company, Avex Group released his second album “Can't Get Over You in 2006. The albums included three successful singles – "In Heaven", produced by O. “Da’Ville” Thomas and N. Palmer for Nap Musiq, "Can't Get Over You" and "On My Mind", produced by O. “Da’Ville” Thomas and Miss. J. Brown, was released on his own indie label Fashozy Records.

Da’Ville had a very good year in 2006, as the singles "Can't Get Over You", "On My Mind", and "This Time I Promise" all became chart toppers. The single "Can't Get Over You", which was a top ten hit in Jamaica, was number one on the reggae chart in Aruba and number two in New York. It was eventually included on the VP album, 2006 Reggae Gold. "On My Mind" held the top position on several charts including in Jamaica (5 weeks), New York (3 weeks) and Florida, Europe and Africa. In December of 2006 Da’Ville was honored with the Stone Love Singer of the Year Award. "Always on My Mind", was then remixed with Dancehall artist, Sean Paul.  It was not long before the record was sitting in the number one position again.

Da’Ville has worked with a number of other recording companies during his illustrious career. These include Ki/oon and Sony Music (Japan), VP Records (Indie) and Global Merchant Music Group LLC (Indie). He has earned endorsements from Nike (Japan), Nesta Clothing (Japan), Mizchif Clothing (USA) and Cooyah Clothing (USA & Jamaica). Da’Ville has been busy touring on and off since his last album release, lifting his fans higher forever.

In 2017 the “Always on My Mind” singer decided to change his name to Turii Maysun; a decision that came about as a result of two major events that impacted his life in a kind and loving way.  The singer explained that after the birth of his sons between 2013 and 2015, fatherhood had really given him a new outlook on life.  He chose the new name to pay homage to his sons, Thor and Mason, hence, Turii Maysun.

Presently, Turii Maysun is busy in the studio working on tracks for his next album, which will see the first single being released early 2018 along with an accompanying video.  Turii Maysun is very excited about these new songs slated to come out. The artiste has promised that lots of great things can be expected from his new ventures. “Like all things in life, my music must evolve and I definitely think it has. Just expect great music as usual; just expressing myself the best way I know how.  Then, I will leave it to the supporters to decide the rest,” he reveals.

Orville ‘Turii Maysun’ Thomas, aka Da’Villelifting you higher forever!

Albums[edit]

  • In Heaven (2005)
  1. Mamas Portrait
  2. In Heaven
  3. Gallis
  4. Bring It On (Hey Baby)
  5. These Wounds
  6. Crazy
  7. Weh She Want
  8. Jump Off
  9. Out of My Head
  10. My Grade
  11. Love Will Show Me the Way
  12. All My Life
  13. This Is the Feeling
  14. She
  15. One for Me
  16. Chill
  • Can't Get Over You (2006)
  1. Intro
  2. Have You Ever
  3. On My Mind
  4. Can't Get Over You
  5. This Time I Promise
  6. Crying Over You
  7. Will You Be Mine?
  8. Baby I Wish
  9. Got To Love You More
  10. Tell Me Again
  11. Always By Your Side
  12. Cruizin
  13. Don't Say Goodnight
  14. Smoking
  15. No New Friends
  16. Thuggist
  17. Keep Holding On
  18. In Heaven (Accapella)
  19. In Heaven (Version)
  20. Outro
  • On My Mind (2007)
  1. Always on My Mind (Reprise) – Da'Ville, Sean Paul,
  2. Can't Get Over You
  3. All My Life – Da'Ville, Marcia Griffiths
  4. I'm in Love with You
  5. And So I Will Wait for You
  6. This Time I Promise
  7. Give Thanks for What You've Got
  8. My Grade
  9. Give It Up for My Baby
  10. Yesterday
  11. Have You Ever Been in Love?
  12. My Heart
  13. Dancehall Lovers Rock
  14. Always on My Mind
  • Ichiban (2009)
  1. ICHIBAN feat FIREBALL
  2. HOLD ME NOW
  3. MISSING YOU RIGHT NOW
  4. BLESSINGS A MULTIPLY feat DEMARCO
  5. NEVER GONNA CRY
  6. PERFECT
  7. AS I AM
  8. GAL YOU GONE
  9. FOREVER feat SHAGGY
  10. TURNING ME ON
  11. EYES
  12. YESTERDAY
  13. JUST ANOTHER DAY(THE VOICES)
  14. AWAY(BONUS TRACK)
  • Krazy Love (2012)
  1. Took A Break
  2. Give You My Love
  3. Deh Pon Mi Mind
  4. This Love
  5. Crazy Love
  6. Woman
  7. I Was Wrong
  8. Your Swag
  9. You Got Di Ting
  10. Don't Wanna Leave Without You
  11. Now I Am Strong
  12. You Got Di Ting (Remix)

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