Jamaican-Canadian Singer-Songwriter, daughter of Jamaica's Queen of Gospel, Claudelle Clarke. She began to follow her mother's footsteps at the age of 5 in full force. She has performed in Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Shy to sing off stage but a tigress on. She is captivating, eclectic with a deep soulful voice that can transcend to angelic sounds.
Her single release and video on December 2, 2019 called Di Yuths with Musical Production and Videography by Oz Saunds (Reggaddiction) with the message, “Reaching out to the youths is a must” is getting more and more worldwide popularity. Look out for her next single and video to be released very soon with Reggadiction called, “Not Today”. As well as, different collaborations from around the world.
On June 28, 2019 her first independent album, MEN*Tal under the new name, TAKEYCE was released. An eclectic mix of Reggae, Afro, R&B. Songs are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, jango, deezer, youtube and other worldwide streams. The Album was written, produced and performed by Takeyce with Musical Production from Jamaica, Nigeria, Poland, USA and Canada. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Weller, Slamm Studio with featured performances by Sunray Grennan.
She works as a Radio Host/DJ and in the past under the pseudonym Princess Ti. She has interviewed greats such as Lee Scratch Perry, Etana, Morgan Heritage, Ed Robinson, Concha Buika, Nakeeba Amaniyea (Sister Carol’s daughter), JaBig.
She is currently an active and part-time Radio Host at CKUT, 90.3 FM (McGill University) on World Skip The Beat. She hosts A Multilingual Affair on Frontline Radio. A show done in English, French, Spanish, Patois with music played from all over the world and featuring international and local Artists. Some include, Imaara, Tony Anthony, Fred Locks, Juno Award winner, Kirk Diamond, King Shadrock to name a few. She is actively seeking the ideal station to continue the mission of A Multilingual Affair as many Artists await from around the world.
Takeyce has been immersed into the world of the Arts. Singing and acting on stage from high school days in Jamaica and Canada. She has performed in Productions such as Les Miserable, Little People Production. She also sang with the award winning theatre group, Lyric Theatre Singers in Montreal, Canada.
Winner of the vocal competition for DreadSquad in Poland for the song Freedom Train in 2017, Takeyce is taking the world to another level.
Currently based in Toronto after living in Spain for several years and a few in Montreal. The gospel song Glory Glory, she wrote for her mom's album, The Journey, propelled her to share other works to the public.
She sang with legendary reggae artists, Mighty Diamonds, Luciano and Ed Robinson. Montreal based Artists, Jah Cutta, Mello G, King Shadrock, Prophecy Izis to name a few.
Takeyce performed as a solo Artist highlighting some of her original songs in Montreal in May 2015. Since then she has been quite active performing in a variety of festivals and shows with some great international and national artists. Highlighted festivals such as International Festival de Nuit D’Afrique, Ottawa JamDay Festival, Kites for Cancer, Musik Kreyol, Festival de Percussion, Montreal Reggae Bash and more. In Europe, she performed as the lead singer with The Funkeys and New Futures, Reggae, Soul Funk band.
She is actively singing, backed by her fabulous reggae fusion band, The Reggae Funkers, a group of talented professional musicians who have played with top international artists. She also sings with top bands from Montreal such as Jab Jab and The Uprising Band.
She performs her originals a blend of roots reggae, ska, afrobeat, funk and anything in between providing a dynamic and captivating performance.
Her journey continues…