Hotta Flames is dedicated to sharing his philosophy with the world. This humble messenger sees music as the ultimate medium for spreading a message of upliftment, education, love for oneself, love for others and love for the earth. He aims to nurture a spirit of oneness among his listeners; oneness that goes beyond human links, to a deeper understanding of life and the lessons it teaches.
Born Roderick Hurley, Hotta Flames began his musical journey, at an early age,
in school and church recitals in his native Barbados. In 1988, he took his love
for music to the larger stage, when, at age 10, he placed third in the Barbados
Junior Calypso Competition. His love for music grew with him and he went beyond
these seasonal performances to become the singer, songwriter, disc jockey and
performer that is Hotta Flames – Half man, Half Music.
As singer, songwriter and performer, Hotta Flames has shared his music with
Barbados and the world. He has performed at concerts in Barbados, Guyana, St.
Lucia and St. Vincent, opening for artists such as Sizzla, Gregory Isaacs,
Norris Man, Luciano, Anthony B, Daville, Taurus Riley, 2face Idibia of Nigeria
Beyond performing, Hotta Flames opened Bigg Rock Studio in 2000 and has since produced
and written songs for himself and as well as a number of local and regional
artists. His work as a disc jockey has taken him to a number of clubs on the
island. He has used this skill to take Bajan music to the world, hosting radio
shows on the World Wide Web with Spice Rock Radio.
Hotta Flames takes his music seriously and is always striving to improve. He
has graduated from the Youth Achieving Results program sponsored by the Barbados
Government where he learnt to play the guitar and gained passes with
distinction in music theory up to grade 4.
He has been involved in the music industry on many levels. He is a former
Director at Barbados' Copyright Society for Composers Authors and Publishers
and continues to make an invaluable contribution to the development of the
music industry in Barbados.
Meet Barbadian Reggae Artiste Hotta Flames
Writer : Caribbean E-Magazine on Monday, July 23, 2012 | 8:17 PM