D'Ras moved to the United States at age 21. His brother, who had already been living in Dallas, was the leader of a popular reggae band, One Love Uprising, which included members from their hometown in St. Kitts. After over a decade of performing with the band, his brother passed the torch as lead singer. D'Ras graciously obliged as he was given the opportunity to sing the music of his heart, reggae. He performed with One Love Uprising for several years.
D’Ras’ first album, Reggae Train released in 2008. Although a modest endeavor, various songs from this album remain a crowd favorite. It is still played by various internet radio providers.
Dameon D'Ras was born in the West Indies island of St. Kitts. It was here that he was originally introduced to both the soulful sounds of gospel and the great vibes of reggae music through his sister's record collection. He was immediately captivated by music and although a timid child, enjoyed singing for his family on holidays. At age 12 D'Ras moved to the Netherlands Antilles where he was introduced to a different culture and the genres of soca, dutch pop, rock, alternative, and r&b. Although his favorite genre remained reggae, he joined two all-male singing groups, "Genesis" and "Sudden Impact", were they sang the soulful sounds of r&b with electrifying harmonies. It was within these groups that D'Ras fully developed his skills as a polished singer.
"I love to write songs about everyday events. I can have a conversation with someone and take one statement out of the conversation and write a song about it. My goal is to uplift and inspire others." -D' Ras
His most popular album, Matters of the Heart, was released in summer 2013. The album was blessed by the sounds of Grammy award-winning producer, Madukwu Chinwah. The musically electrifying production compliments the heartfelt lyrics all written by D'Ras himself. Although reggae at its best, the album displays D'Ras' versatility by incorporating inspiration from all genres. With collaborations from Grammy-nominated jazz artist N'Dambi, soul singer Liza Ellen, rapper T-Lacy, and Madukwu Chinwah himself, the album is an inspiration to all. Matters of the Heart has received rave reviews thus far, and D'Ras feels that his dream of sharing his music with the world is finally within reach.
D'Ras continues to work on new music in addition to assisting other artists in songwriting. In 2016 he began performing with the Sharac Reggae Band in Dallas. This newly formed band is rich in professionalism, talent, and genuine love for music. They perform popular covers in addition to playing D'Ras' original music.
His newest single will be released in the summer of 2017.
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