Jetlox Lion is the solo artist name of singer Jay Lorou (originally from Ivory Coast), who has built up a good reputation as the frontman of the Dutch reggaeband New Sound Sistim.
Jetlox Lion - photo by Willem Klopper
With his band, Jetlox Lion played with success at many festivals in the Netherlands, among othersFuture Reggae Ruigoord Festival in Amsterdam, The Hague African Festival in The Hague, Wereldfeest in Utrecht, Dunya on Tour festival in Rotterdam, “Vierdaagse” Summer festival in Nijmegen, World Music festival in Beek, Drums of Life festival in Eindhoven, Huntenpop festival in Ulft and Appelpop festival in Tiel. At this last-mentioned festival there were more than 160.000 visitors and according to www.musicfrom.nl talented New Sound Sistim stood out on this festival.
In the past he played as support act for famous reggae acts like the Skatalites and Beef, and more recently also for Sizzla in Paradiso, Amsterdam, and The Original Wailers in Nederland, in Tivoli Utrecht.
Jetlox Lion has recently released a solo-album called “Unity”. Most of his lyrics are engaged and intense, dealing with issues happening in the world, requesting unity among people and better political leadership particularly in Africa, others are lighter and concern sensi and parties. During his solo-shows Jetlox is accompanied by a DJ who plays newly-composed modern reggae-riddims.
Shows of Jetlox Lion last year were a.o. Queensday Festival in Eindhoven, the famous Liberation Festival in Wageningen, Reggae Africa Festival in Heereveen, African Vibrations festival in Paradiso Amsterdam and the Lommel Open Air Festival in Lommel, Belgium.
Some press quotes:
- about his performance:
“He has got what it takes to play on the public and get them involved”(Hoog en Laag)
“charismatic lead singer” (3voor12 VPRO)
- about the quality of his lyrics (re: New Sound Sistim’s debut album “This World”):
“Not only musically there's a lot to enjoy, also lyrically this album has enough tunes that keep you involved till the very end.”(www.reggae-vibes.com)