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.
Recently released her first independent album,, MEN*Tal under the new name, TAKEYCE. 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 (Satallites), Slamm Studio with featured performances by Sunray Grennan (Satallites).
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 artists 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 has worked as a radio personality under the pseudonym Princess Ti. She has interviewed greats such as Lee Scratch Perry, Etana, Morgan Heritage, Nakeeba Amaniyea (Sister Carol’s daughter). She is currently an active and part-time Radio host at CKUT, 90.3 FM (McGill University) on World Skip The Beat.
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…