Years Active: 1997 - Present
Official Websites: GregRoyMusic.com
GREG ROY - Boston, MA-based roots reggae artist best known for his fiery stage presence and uplifting, poetic performance style. Bringing his original blend of reggae music and story-telling ability, Greg Roy has been capturing audiences throughout Jamaica and the United States for decades.
Born Gregory Whitehead in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Greg Roy’s journey into the reggae music scene began at an early age as a song writer, sound engineer, record producer, and host for Jamaica 91.7’s “Our Views on Rastafari” radio show. His Jah-given talent for creating original music was nurtured by elder reggae greats, and his early musical influences included Bob Marley & the Wailers, Dennis Brown, and his namesake, Gregory Isaacs. At the age of 15, adopting the name Mr. Ice, he formed his first band along with his brothers and some friends released his first single. Beginning in the late 1990’s, Mr. Ice headlined performances across Jamaica’s music stages and dancehalls and was a featured performer on various collaborations. After landing in the Bronx, NY and while moonlighting as a show host on Linkage Radio, Mr. Ice shared his music and messages with a fresh group of listeners.