Kirk Diamond Biography
Born in Spanish Town Jamaica, Kirk Diamond migrated to Canada and was exposed to various music from his father and uncle who both spinned and played records on a sound system. Kirk names his family, Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, Super Cat, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Michael Jackson, Fugees and Busta Rhymes amongst his music influences.
Although his passion for music was always within him, it wasn’t until 2007 when he joined a friend who started a dance group, and along with another member brought the musical element to the equation. “Dancing to another’s music was great, dancing to your own is even greater”
From there Kirk perfected and honed his craft by spending countless hours in studio writing and recording while learning the ins and outs of this treacherous business. Gaining popularity and awards in Canada, Kirk understood the importance of his island vibes, and has been building and impressive and extensive discography by working and recording with various notable producers in Jamaica.
In 2015 Kirk Diamond was both featured on CBC Music “10 Canadian Reggae Artists You Need To Hear” and nominated for a JUNO Award for Best Reggae Recording for his single “Love Inna We Heart” produced by French based Galang Records, the nostalgic ode to the 90’s has become a worldwide success steadily climbing various international charts such as the popular Canadian chart Rebel Vibez where it has held the #1 spot and charted for over 19 weeks. The Juno Awards and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.
Spring 2017 will see Kirk release his debut EP “Greater”, “Greater is a story of my musical journey to this point with an optimistic look on what’s next to come.” – Kirk Diamond.
To create great music, music that will stand the test of time, one must set themselves apart in an over saturated industry, such is the aim of Kirk Diamond