Born Greg Rose, he grew up in the cool hills of Bamboo in the parish of St. Ann. His father owned several jukeboxes, giving him full exposure to the rhythms of Jamaica. He counts Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Gil Scott Heron, Sade and Toots Hibbert as some of his early favorites.
From as early as nine years old he was a primary school entertainer. This stardom exploded as he entered York Castle High and by the eighth grade he was a superstar, performing regularly at school concerts. After leaving high school, Perfect went to Kingston to get a first-hand understanding of the music business, spending time at studios like Penthouse, King Jammys and Arrows while he fine-tuned his art. Returning to St. Ann, he started appearing at dances and stage shows every chance he could, causing his popularity to soar until his name was on everyones lips.
The airwaves were blazing with the smash hits Hand Cart Bwoy, Amerimaka and No Badda Mi from his 2006 album release Giddimani on the Tads label in the U.S. and DHF Records in Europe. He has already been recognized with awards, placing third in IRIE FMs Big Break competition in 2003. He has been making regular show appearances, and locked up Sumfest with a scintillating performance on Dancehall Night in 2004.
Early 2008 saw the release of Perfects 2nd album, Born Dead With Life on Irievibrations Records. A concept album concerned with the history of slavery, the album has gotten extraordinary reviews and reveals a deeply personal side of the artist. A collection of singles made up Perfects 2009 album, Karma. With lots of popular tunes on familiar riddims, Karma was the beginning of a shift towards the alt/pop world..
2010 saw the release of the multi-genre album French Connection, produced by Sherkhan for Tiger Records/Chalice Palace Music, while 2011 brought us Back for the First Time on the Lustre Kings label. 2012 sees Perfect Giddimani poised to embark on a new level in his career with the release of Journey of 1000 Miles on Dynasty Records.
A Rastafarian, Perfects lyrics are deep and straightforward yet unforgettably melodious, leaving you to listen over and over. Simply put, he keeps his lyrics real and unapologetically uses music as his medium for education and self-awareness.
Available in summer 2014.
Track show - 2
Band show - 7