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Grant, Michael (6th July 1969-Present)

He is a singer/songwriter and keyboard player born in Birmingham, England.

He and his brother Kelvin became members of the band Musical Youth in 1979, while at Duddeston School.  They shot to fame with the song “Pass the Dutchie” and released several chart singles.

The band initially split up in 1985 after Dennis Seaton left and he went on to work with the band 5AM which was part of Pete Waterman’s PWL Records. He then formed 5AM Records which deals with production of gospel music as well as remixing tracks for artists that have included Usher, Mariah Carey and Busta Rhymes.

He and Dennis Seaton reformed Musical Youth in 2001, and in 2003 they did a nostalgia tour.  In 2005 they performed as a duo, under the name of Musical Youth, in Austria.

Carrying on performing as Musical Youth they released a cover version of Boney M’s “Mary’s Boy Child-Oh My Lord” in 2009.  Four years later they released a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come”.  Their album When Reggae Was King is set to be released in 2017.      

Here he is on keyboards with Musical Youth on their hit song “Pass the Dutchie”…

Musical Youth recordings
Pass the Dutchie (Jackie Mittoo/Fitzroy Simpson/Lloyd Ferguson)
Please Give Love a Chance (Musical Youth)