LION FIYAH is a prolific recording artist in the Polynesian reggae scene. LION FIYAH is a multi-raced son of Hawaii, including Indigenous Hawaiian, Portuguese, Filipino, Chinese, and English, needless to say LION has a lot of flavor. LION FIYAH played music from the age of 7, playing classical concert piano, he gravitated towards the music of Beethoven and composers like Debussy, he started composing his own songs and lyrics by age 13. He was often heralded by his piano teacher as a child prodigy, mastering “Fur Elise” after only 1 month of lessons.
In 2005 LION sang for the Hawaii based Roots Reggae group Cornerstone Rockers where he gathered his reigns as a song writer. Later in 2006, LION FIYAH was approached by the Isouljahs, a Rastafari Reggae group from California, now based in Hawaii, to sing and songwrite. Within this musical enitity LION FIYAH nurtured his stage performance and had taken on a stage presence of his own. Later that year LION released his self-produced EP KINGDOM COME, which gained much acclaim within Reggae circles accross the Pacific. With the Isouljahs, LION released a live album titled MONDAY NIGHT LIVE with LION FIYAH and the ISOULJAHS BAND, recorded live on air broadcasted on KTUH fm Hawaii radio. He later was featured as host and mc on Ras Youths Cronicles Mixtape put out by Solomonic Sound. In 2007, LION FIYAH backed by the Isouljahs Band were named victorious at the Mai Tai Rumble Battle of the Bands, a noteworthy, month long, music competition in Hawaii judged by local music giants – Tom Moffatt amongst them. Soon after this acheivement, he then toured the westcoast of the USA with Ras MIkey of Isoulahs and DJ Zacharijah of Solomonic Sound. Later in 2008, LION FIYAH decided to go solo and created the King Fiyah Band to back him at various venues accross the islands.
In 2009, LION FIYAH released his single “Divinity Within” on Rumble Rock
Recordz’s “Step By Step riddim”…where he found his song reaching
international Reggae acclaim. He also did some works with Austrian based Reggae label House of Riddim, paving his own way into the European ears. In 2010, Wash House Music approached LION FIYAH as a singer songwriter for their label. LION has been on various tours with J Boog, including a 50 show tour accross the USA, Reggae On The River, and many noteworthy venues. In 2013 LION FIYAH released his first Hip Hop single Holy Smoke, which has gained much acclaim in the viral internet world and was featured in the 2013 Diamond Supply Co Mixtape, and his much anticipated album, SALUTE THE CROWN, which is set for release in 2014. LION FIYAH has recorded with international superstars J Boog, Fiji, Peetah Morgan, Junior Reid, Perfect Giddimani, and the list is growing.
Focused, LION FIYAH has been blending different genres of music in his
upcoming album SALUTE THE CROWN, such as Reggae, Hip Hop, R & B, and Soul.
Passionate, LION FIYAH explodes onstage with his blazing fire branded lyrics and well militant sing-jay style. Like a cool breeze or a blazing fire, he has the ability to reach different crowds and fill them with the fire he is named for. LION FIYAH has what it takes to be a lasting and prominent figure within the world music scene for
generations to come.