Jamaican-Canadian Singer-Songwriter, daughter of Jamaica's Pioneer 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 Independent Single and Video Release December 31, 2020, Warrior King is emblematic in love, giving a Reggae Dancehall Afro flow to captivate the listeners. A fantastic way to end such a difficult year and set the vibes for a hopeful and joyful new one. Musical Production, Mix and Mastering from Dr. Tab in Nigeria. Produced, Written and Performed by Takeyce.
She contributes heavily in the Arts by being a Factor Canada Juror and a Committee Member for CKUT 90.3 FM (McGill University) representing the Black Community. She is the Founder and CEO for the Natural Health and Beauty Product Company, Ti’Z Natural.
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. 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. Her first French song, Continuer is featured in Music 311, City of Toronto seasonal playlist.
She is the Founder/DJ/Host to A Multilingual Affair Radio Show and Podcast on CKUT, 90.3 FM (McGill University). A show done in English, French, Spanish, Patois with music played from all over the world and featuring International and local Artists. Some include, Concha Buika, Ed Robinson, Donovan Joseph, Autarchii, Dione Taylor, Mystically, Kirk Diamond, Dr. Sley, Imaara, Tony Anthony, Fred Locks, JaBig, to name a few. Previously hosted shows such as World Skip the beat, Basa Basa and Jazz Euphorium.
She was a Radio Host/DJ and in the past under the pseudonym Princess Ti in Atlanta, Georgia. She has interviewed greats such as Lee Scratch Perry, Etana, Morgan Heritage, Nakeeba Amaniyea (Sister Carol’s daughter).
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. Opening at the Jamaica Music Conference 2019 which featured International Greats such as Kabaka Pyramid. 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.
When actively singing, she is backed by her fabulous band, The Reggae Funkers, a group of talented professional musicians who have played with top international artists. Her band includes the fantastic Artists from the amazing soca group Jab Jab (Sebastian-Andre Whiteman, Ross Whiteman and Wayne Stoute), versatile and talented guapo, Jorge Lopez Garcia and the incredible Steel Pannist and Vocalist, Anthony Roach.
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…