Conkarah uploaded his cover of Adele’s cover ‘Hello’ to spread his video of peace, love and unity and shot to YouTube fame!
30 million hits later, he tells us how positive vibes and a bit of creativity will help you reach your dreams.
What was it that drew you into the world of YouTube?
I saw an opportunity to introduce the world to my music for free.
Do you do live performances as well?
I’ve successfully completed two world tours. I’ve performed in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.
A tip on ‘performing’ in the YouTube venue?
Just be yourself and bring something new to the table. Wow them.
A tip for beginners?
Be creative, in this day and age you can make music out of anything. There’s also tons of free instrumentals online. You have to start somewhere.
What obstacles have you had to overcome for your love of singing?
There have been many disappointments and failures, but I am grateful for all I’ve experienced as it has made me who I am today. No one can take that away from me.
A performance FAIL?
I kept getting shocked by my microphone on stage. I had to drop it and pause the set.
A performance SUCCESS?
I got an entire crowd of over 50,000 people to sing a Bob Marley song with me.
A few ingredients of a memorable vocal performance?
Positive vibes and a great sound engineer.
Favorite vocal gear?
TC Helicon VoiceLive hands down.
A musical lesson you’ve learned the hard way?
Always do a sound check before EVERY performance.
A vocal lesson you’ve learned the hard way?
Take care of your voice.
Tell us about your favorite singers?
I like a lot of musicians from different genres and eras. To name a few Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse etc.
Conkarah is a recording artiste from Kingston, Jamaica. He likes to fuse reggae music with different genres. His goal is to spread love and positive vibes through reggae music across the world!