Jack Russell Music
Jack Russell Music
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Gremsta
Gremsta

Joel Baird a.k.a Gremsta has been into music from his early childhood days. He was introduced to the xylophone by his mother Carol Baird when he was around 8 years old. He fell in love with the xylophone and quickly mastered it. He then graduated from that and stepped to the keyboard. By using the same xylophone theory and applied it to the keyboards which would soon become the center of his life. As a youngster Gremsta was always spending time with his keyboard and soon joined the musician team in his local church. He spent several years playing for the church band and later formed a gospel group (The Tabernacle Singers) with his brother and some other youths from the church. Grem started doing backup vocals in the band but his brother later realised that he had the voice and style to take it to the forefront and started writing songs for him so he could perform on concerts. Grem was bringing a new flavour into the music and captured the attention of alot of youths and adults as well. Years passed, and the group separated but GremSta kept on doing his music thing. He learned to write his own songs and started recording shortly after. He did his firs professional recording at Chosen Sounds Studio in Antigua with producer Sheldon 'Goodup' Riley. The song was called "What Again?" and although it was just a demo recording it was released on local radio stations. The song was so hot that it got Grem into a competition hosted by Vybz FM a local radio station. It was a freestyle competition and Grem came out undefeated and got his name recognized regionally for that. Using his already mastered keyboard skills and now his mastered lyrical abilities he had no choice but to head into producing music. Making beats at home on a small computer, little by little his name was spreading across the music world. After a couple years into producing he hit the airwaves with a dance hall beat called 'Ghetto Youths' Riddim which features a music video by Shatta Blues. Since that Grem has been one of the more recognised producers/artistes in the eastern Caribbean. Torsten Stenzel taught Grem more on mixing and mastering at offshore studios. He is a real pro. Recent accomplishments include Gman's "Water" song which now has a hot video that airs regularly on TEMPO and RETV and also local tv stations. In 2010 GremStar produced several soundtracks for the WORKING GIRL MOVIE for Nigel Trellis (Tropical Films Antigua) including the theme song which he wrote/produced/performed himself. Gremstar is one of the people that know music and wat it should sound like. In 2017 he released a single by Jamaican star Zagga on his Melotone Riddim. Again, in January of 2018 Grem released another single. This time by popular dancehall heavyweight, Masicka. Grem recently graduated from the Audio Institute of America and also sealed a publishing deal with Jack Russell Music. Be on the lookout for several singles and album releases.

Please contact us at Jack Russell Music if you would like to use any of Gremsta’s compositions for film, television, electronic media or covers.