New York: Talented New York reggae crooner Teddy Brown, whose vocal styling is frequently compared to that of crowned prince of reggae Dennis Brown, is quietly confident about his forth coming album titled ‘Big Tunes.’ The disc which will be released in early March on the Fugitive Entertainment Record label is sure to give Brown the international success that he has yearned for since he started singing professionally.

“I have a strong gut feeling that this is the album that will give me the recognition that I truly deserve” Brown said in a recent radio interview.

“I have teamed with two talented producers .Mr. Val Douglas who worked very closely with Dennis Brown and Peter Tosh when they were alive and Peter Panic who has worked with the likes of Jay Z, 50 Cent and MC Lyte. They have produced a strong album that I believe in hundred percent” he said.

The disc boast powerful tracks like “I Stand Alone,” Nyah Nyah’ and “I Apologize” which were leaked to radio jocks in New York and Florida. Brown’s management team headed by Peter Panic disclosed that plans were afoot to host launch parties in New York, Florida and possibly Jamaica.

“We are hoping to do a big splash here in New York” Panic said. “Teddy is a rear talent and we are eager to showcase him to the world.”

As a youngster, Teddy attended Peter Claver Primary School, in Jamaica, with such revered acts as Dean Frazier, Ranking Joe, Earl Sixteen and was highly influenced by the surroundings and the musical atmosphere these individuals created. He is also a great admirer of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Alton Ellis, The Heptones and his mentor and friend Dennis Brown.

“Dennis is my favorite singer and one of the greatest singers of all times. I am humbled to be compared to him” Brown was quoted as saying recently.

He kick started his career back in the 80s with his first album – the Inner Circle produced Bad Man Wagon – which was released in 1981. The disc received great critical acclaim and afforded him the opportunity to work with other producers like Bunny Federal, Top Ranking, Music Master, Witty and Short Diamond. His second album “Victim” was also well received by the industry.

Recently Teddy has been making appearances in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia; playing clubs all over the Jersey Shore and most recently performed at SOBs in Manhattan. During his distinguished career, he has shared stage with such luminaries as Half Pint, Frankie Paul, the Mighty Diamonds, Richie Stephens, Merciless, Freddie McGregor, Glen Washington, Benji Myers and host of other stars.

With the launch of “Big Tunes” just weeks away, his management team is busy putting together a promotional tour that will take him all over the US, the Caribbean and possibly Europe where his lovers’ rock brand of music is extremely popular. He is also booked to appear on February 19th at the Reggae & Red Stripe Concert series which will be headlined by veteran singer Derrick Harriott.

“I am excited about this upcoming event. I have matured as a singer and I am now ready to take the world by storm” he said.