Roots, Rock, Reggae and Brunch
Keep the love alive! Don't miss this exclusive performance.
Vitchous performing with a surprise guest.
It's important to stay true to your roots.
Michael Charles Bembridge, better known by his stage name “Vitchous”. His name Vitchous arose from his crazy flow, rapid delivery, and electrifying sound. His lyrics speaks to and connects with the soul of generations. He articulates what some are afraid to say. Vitchous was born and raised in Portland Jamaica, to parents Totlyn Holgate and Donovan Bembridge. He attended Happy Grove High school, partaking in school and community events where he showcased his talents in dancing. Vitchous however, realized early on that his talent in dance was just the beginning of something much greater. With influences from “The Greats” like Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown, Bounty Killer, and Shaggy; to name a few, Vitchous developed his love for music. At the age of 15, Vitchous began writing lyrics to songs that he later preformed at his school, in his local community, and at small concerts. After much praise and admiration, Vitchous developed a name for himself on the local forefront. He was and still is seen as “The next generation of reggae explosion, right out of Portland, Jamaica”.
In 2005, Vitchous migrated to the United States to reside in Brooklyn, N.Y. and has been back and forth ever since. He has collaborated with producers and musicians of all different genres. Since then Vitchous has performed at shows with Beres Hammond, Luciano, and Lady Saw, just to name a few.
Currently he has been working on his EP album “Roots, Rock, Reggae” and released, “Summertime”, “After A Long Day at Work”, “Buss, “Faraway” and “Better Jamaica”. Vitchous does it all, from reggae, to lovers’ rock, to dance hall, and even has a little hip-hop flavor. He has a sound that is all his own; one that will always keep you guessing and mesmerized by the pulsating beats. His music is inspired by his life, which includes the city where he grew up, and where he currently resides, and incorporates both beauty and crime. However, Vitchous is all about making “Connections” between people. He aspires for his music to connect people from different races, cultures, economic backgrounds, and even from different countries. Vitchous wants his music to be a universal language; one where understanding, love, and oneness among people can be evoked.