Press Fyah @pressfyah Biography Portland Jamaica Reggae Artist
Press Fyah was born Conroy Rennis in the parish of Portland (Jamaica). He grew up with both parents. As a child his hobby was football and he played so well that persons in the community assumed that is what he would pursue as a career. He also envisioned himself playing in England because as he puts it, he was too shy and lacked the self confidence to be a music performer. Conroy played football for his school, community and even his parish, he played at all, except the national level.
His desire for football subsided in 2003 after he got a job as a fire fighter and realized that there was just no time in his scheduled for soccer. While at work, he began writing music during his lunch hour. It was while doing this that he slowly began to embrace the idea of becoming a recording artist. After sharing his songs with someone from his community, he was introduced to a bunch of guys that was supposed to assist him in improving his craft. Instead he ended up forming a group with them and they became known as Space House. Unfortunately, the unit did not achieve much success so Press Fyah continued to work as a solo performer even though he maintains a solid relationship with the group. As far as the genre of music, he did both Reggae and Dancehall but placed more emphasis on Reggae.
Before joining up with Space House, Press Fyah did not have an official artist name he was still being called by his pet name, Troy. While with the group he began calling himself Xpress but soon learnt that another artist was already using that name and so he had to abandon it. When he entered the Magnum Kings and Queens competition in 2009 he used the name Fire Press, something his friends called him because he is a fire fighter. But once General Degree (one of the judges on Magnum Kings and Queens) heard him he suggested that he changed it around and so he did. In that year Press Fyah was selected only for the live show portion of the contest, he did not go any further.
Feeling more confident, Press Fyah re-entered the Magnum Kings and Queens competition in 2010. He was not sure if he would win but thought that the publicity would get him connected with music industry insiders. But to everyone’s surprise, including his own, Press Fyah won and was crowned the 2010 Magnum King of Dancehall! He was simply elated at the victory and to this day he refers to that as one of his greatest achievements.
Alas, the winning of the Magnum crown in 2010 did not translate into a recording or management contract. Press Fyah remained an unsigned artist and so he committed to pushing his music independently, something he continues to do even today. His catalogue includes “far away” on the Starkutt Record Label (Demarco), “close to me” a Sajay Production, the Rainfall Riddim Compilation by Good Good Production, and that is just to name a few. His most recent release is a single entitled “road users” which is on the Charlie Pro Record Label. All his songs are available online for streaming and download.
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