part of the Lobby Series
October 19, 2017
Growing up in the beautiful twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, gave Caleb Hart the unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn about their cultures. As he learned, he fell deeper and deeper in love with a wide variety of music: Gospel, Soul, Pop, Rock, Calypso, Soca and more than anything Reggae.
After trouble at home required a change of pace, Hart moved to Canada to step out of the ruts of gang culture and violence he had fallen into. Mere days after landing, Hart had an encounter that changed his outlook on everything. Suddenly, his life and music had purpose and he dedicated himself to growing in his craft. After connecting with the KMF hip-hop crew he began to tour through schools, reserves and small towns on anti-bullying and suicide awareness campaigns under the pseudonym “BraveHart”.
Soon, Hart settled in Grande Prairie Alberta and formed reggae band “Tasman Jude”. Within their first 3 years Tasman Jude’s popularity grew both at home and around the world racking up hundreds of shows in Canada, Australia and the Caribbean, as well as radio airplay, and awards including WCMA “World Artist Of The Year” and Edmonton Folk Fest’s “Emerging Artist Of The Year”. After clocking up over 600 in three years, Tasman Jude’s members decided to explore other avenues of expression.
Upon launching his solo career, Caleb Hart grew his sound even more and was able to tie in many of his early influences into the sound he describes as Island Soul. His desire to continue to connect with a wide ranging audience has found him continuing to tour across Canada and around the world.
Caleb Hart will performing in the Esplanade Lobby as part of the Lobby series on October 19, 2017 at 7:30PM