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Getting to know Althea Hewitt

althea_hewitt_jamaican_singer_lady.jpgHaving signed a lucrative three album deal with one of the world’s largest distributors of Jamaican recorded products, VP’s Records International (New York), Althea Hewitt has completed her debut album. Althea started performing in her father’s band (he plays the guitar) long before her teens. She grew up to represented her high school, Camperdown High in the Teen Star Search Competitions that took place during the 90’s. This was a talent competition that turned out many Jamaican recording artists.

For a number of years Althea also modeled the creations of many Jamaica’s fashion houses. Oh yes she can really sing, dance and perform. She sang backup harmony in the recording studio and on stage for a number of recording artists including Garnet Silk, Norris Man, Bush Man, Richie Spice, Colin Levy and Chrisinti. She also sang background harmonies for Chaka Demus and Pliers and worked with Sony Records recording artist, Jamaica’s Diana King.

Althea and Diana King opened for American Rhythm and Blues Singer Jeffery Osborne when he performed in Jamaica. In 2005 she performed in Cayman with Pluto Shervington, Boris Gardener, Ernie Smith, Dwight Pinkney and some of Jamaica’s best musicians. Althea took part in the creation of the popular female group 4th Street Sista. In the year 2001 she won with 4th Street Sista the best performing artist award. Althea has recorded for well-known record producers like Fattis Burrell and Donovan Germaine. She also did the vocal lead on Mr. Vegas’ popular recording of ‘Juicy’ and sang jazz at the Ritz-Carlton in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica. At the Ritz-Carlton she was to do one night of jazz, this ‘one nighter’ lasted a year and a half.