His father and uncle were musicians in the 50's and 60's, playing Mento, Calypso and Blues music. They played in a bands called "Red Hot Six" or "Collegate Band", based in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth. His family on a whole is very much music oriented.
He started recognizing his ability to sing, spinning and singing with the records on his cousinâ€™s dance hall sound system in the 1980's named "Sal Soul Disco". "I was more compelled to make music when I met Dudley Eulitt, a musician, composer and now co-producer," explains Vernon.
In 2004 he sang his first song called "Times Hard" with Tazz Major, who encouraged him to work with him as a duo in the song. During that time he did two other songs entitled "Chip Hop" and "Love Is A Hurting Thing."
Singing Vernon really took the business seriously, when he did "Life Is Like A River." He then started getting more rotations on the Jamaica radio stations, then he followed up with "Why " and "Keep On" which inspired him to complete this offering of 12 wonderful tracks for you to enjoy.
For VERNON BOURNE "SINGING VERNON"
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1. Times Hard Featuring Tazz Major
3. Chip Hop
4. Life is Like A River
6. Keep On