Garvin Spence, stage name 'Recruit' is a young and upcoming reggae recording artist who hails from Sherlock Crescent in Kingston, Jamaica. As a vocalist and song writer, his love of music began at a very tender age. "I started my music career seriously about three years ago but have always gravitated towards music. I grew up in a household where music was always playing so it is in my blood. My two older brothers - Delus and Konshens - are also artists.”
While in the ninth grade Recruit began showcasing his talents through his penmanship. "Many things influence my lyrics. Day to day happenings, the news or an instance in my life or my family and friends lives. Just about anything really." During his last year of high school, he started taking music more seriously. "The first song I recorded, "Get that Weed," was in 2005. Then I followed up with singles, "Don't Worry," "Bonnie and Clyde" with Mad Kerry, "Galang Gal" and "Real Badman"." Since then, he has emerged on the entertainment scene and has been steadily making his mark through his performances. To date, he has opened for top billing artists such as Serani, Spragga Benz, I-Octane and has performed as a solo act on "Rock with Squeeze" at SOB's in Manhattan and "Africa Meets Jamaica" at De Island Breeze in New Jersey.
As a multi-talented artist, Recruit's style is classified as a diverse mix of dancehall with a little reggae and pop. "I listen to everything, even the music that sounds like gibberish. I love R&B, Hip Hop, Rock and Soca. Other than my brothers, my favourite artist of all time is Dennis Brown." On a regular day Recruit can be found in the studio working on new material. He has worked with French producers Daddy and Hyper from D&H Productions, Konvict Yard Music, Shango Productions, Subkonshus Music, STP Productions and LMR Productions. "I do music because it's my way of expressing my thoughts on different aspects of life. I can safely say that music is my second love because I have been surrounded by music all day, every day for as long as I can remember.”
Recruit's goal: "to provide fans with quality music that is timeless. I want my music to outlive me." And when he makes it in the industry, Recruit wants to "be able to help other upcoming artistes in the industry who are struggling and have a really difficult time as I did.”