Born and raised in South-Central Trinidad, John Orpheus is a multi-cultural artist and published author. For the past year and a half, he had been writing his memoir SAGA BOY which was published by Penguin Random House Canada on January 19, 2021. With the book being launched, John decided to return to music and release a companion album also entitled SAGA BOY. Both the book and the album are based on the same themes: searching for home, family, love and a fly coat to wear when you get there. His recently released single FELA AWOKE (I WILL MISS YOU) is the beginning of this new phase and introduces you to his deeply personal story.
John Orpheus’ musical journey has taken him from the Caribbean bush to festivals across Canada and the US to opening for Liam Gallagher on a tour of the UK. His music combines hip-hop swagger, Afrobeat energy and dancehall charisma to create a sound built on “big catchy hooks.” John is known for his rabble-rousing live shows filled with audience participation, chanting and impromptu dance-offs that feel more like Caribana road parties than concerts. “My attitude is that, if I don’t see it, I create it!”
“A schoolyard chant disguised as a pop chorus filled with optimism, Electric crackles with fun.” The Hype Magazine