Joined Jun 11 2014
47 years old
Zacheous Jackson, Jamaican Heritage Historical /cultural Singer/Songwriter of strictly Uplifting ,Conscious, Educational Reggae Music
was born in London June 15th under the sign of Levi and hails from the Jackson family of Negril RED GROUND Jamaica, a family that links all over the island including the Jackson family from Orange Hill in Negril.
Zacheous was just 15-years old when his mother took him home to Jamaica to get to know his heritage and his country and spend time with his family in Kingston, Darliston, Mobay and the beautiful Negril, Red Ground area home to powdery white beaches and warm seas. And it was here he discovered the Reggae Music, which is the heartbeat of the island. “ Due to my heritage” Jamaica has been instrumental in my upbringing and conscious, Zacheous explains:‘the Reggae Music eena mi blood and did, did deh before mi born’
Zacheous spent a lot of time around his big brother a native of Kingston and with cousins in the hills of Darliston(Westmoreland in the country)
He draws his musical influence from Jamaican greats Peter ‘Stepping Razor’ Tosh ,Don Carlos, Lacksley Catell , Hugh Mundell, Horace Andy, Jacob Miller, Barry Brown, Michael Rose, Ini Komozi. and started recording at home on a Tascom 246 4- Track machine making his own riddims and voicing them, then actually started recording in a professional studio in 1985, on 8 -track and 16-track anologue then up to today to digital recording , and has used the same engineer from that time till now....hence the quality and production of his works.
Zacheous maybe regarded as a UK artist but it has been noted that he does not sound like a UK artist … coming from a Jamaican heritage…. With regard to.. his sound Zacheous describes this as due to his upbringing and his having lived in Jamaica at various stages of his life..
Zacheous reached the top 20 charts in Italy with DJ Gusma T’S radio broadcast with the track ‘The Conspiracy’ and also position #79 in the Spanish Reggae charts for his track ‘Will My People Ever’
Zacheous has performed in Turkey, Poland, Spain, and the UK
His debut album is called ‘The Truth Shall Be Told’ and has been receiving airplay in the UK, Jamaica, Spain, Hawaii, the USA and getting good reviews in Reggae magazines.
He released a hit single entiltled 'My Woman' which is on heavy rotation on UK community radio stations and is available on iTunes for download. And also from his website www.redgroundjamaicanmusic.com and www.zacheousjackson.com .the song is a firm favourite with the ladies and also with the men
Zacheous filmed a video for the song in Portland Jamaica .The video is currently on rotation showing on RETV and HYPE TV and has also been shown on CVM and also on BEN TV in the UK which is on the SKY TV platform and goes out to Africa…Zacheous was also featured on the world famous Suzy Q show ‘Video Alley’. where the video for 'My Woman' was also aired
The track ‘My Woman’ and his album 'The Truth Shall Be Told' has been aired on Irie FM and BESS FM and also by world famous Barry G in Jamaica and also on Sista Irie's Conscious Party KAZI 88.7 FM in the USA