Canada
Hip-Hop/Soul
AllanSlaight Juno MasterClass 2017-2018 top 10 finalist Jahimba Hutson a.k.a. A.Y.E. was born into a musical family getting an early start on stage performing with his father’s reggae band Strugglah as keyboardist & emcee while in junior high. Upon releasing his first EP “Goodbye” in 2012 he was quickly identified by national publications and bloggers as one of Western Canada’s young emerging talents. In 2014 he released his first self-produced full length “90 Now” which was a nod to the hip-hop that first influenced him. The album announced him as a major talent on the Canadian scene and introduced him at an international level selling copies from South Korea to L.A. A label in France also released the album in a limited edition run on vinyl. A.Y.E. was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2017 YYCMAs (Calgary Music Awards) and Musical Group of the Year at the 2016 Obsidian Awards with The Extraordinary Gentlemen. A.Y.E. released his sophomore album “Nox” in 2016 and is currently gearing up for his next release. Listed by CBC Music as an “emerging act to watch”. Since the band first got together in 2012 they’ve performed at several music festivals and venues in western Canada such as One Love Music Festival Sled Island The Works Music Festival Lilac Festival Fozzy Fest just to name few. A diverse array of sounds layered atop a soulful hip-hop foundation. The Extraordinary Gentlemen are proof that it’s okay to stand outside the box.
May 10, 2019 8:00 pm 3030 Dundas, Friday May 10th