Musician and vocalist Ranoy Gordon was inspired by music from an early age. Originally from St. Mary in rural Jamaica, Gordon learnt to play the guitar at the age of 12 by practicing on his father’s instrument.
His interest in music continued to develop while listening to songs he heard on the radio daily while playing the guitar in unison.
At the age of 16 he enrolled in and studied music at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts. While in college, Ranoy’s studies were inspired by musicians including Ernest Ranglin, Santana, Eric Clapton, and John Mayer.
It was during his college years that he was introduced to singer and Grammy winner Stephen Marley by Llamar Brown, keyboard player in Marley’s band and a producer with Nebulous Records.
After an audition, he began touring with Marley in 2007. He also toured with Marley’s brother, Grammy winner Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley.
Over the years Ranoy has collaborated with producers including Donovan Germain (Penthouse Records) Clive Hunt and singers Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Etana, Morgan Heritage, Andrew Tosh and dancehall artiste Busy Signal among others.
Gordon’s work can be heard on Grammy winning albums such as Stephen Marley’s Mind Control Acoustic and Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life; Marley’s 2016 album Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life; Morgan Heritage’s Strictly Roots as well as Jah Cure’s Grammy nominated The Cure.
After years of working alongside fellow musicians, Ranoy released his very first single as a vocalist titled Best Friend. The song was written and produced by Ranoy and tells the story of a time when he reflected on a past love experience. His music mirrors his life experiences and he uses music as a window to vividly express himself.
He hopes to reach all corners of the world with his music and to express himself through multiple instruments and genres.