Grammy nominee Banton, a native of London, had his first break into the music business on English Beat's classic 1982 album Special Beat Service
and has rightly earned the spotlight ever since. Nearly three decades later, Pato Banton
is still the efficacious performer; approaching reggae music with a soulful and light hearted character.
Born Patrick Murray, the monkier Pato ("wise owl") Banton ("heavy weight DJ") was passed to him from his elders who gave him his earliest inspirations in music and life. His music has always been a testament to the evolutionary process of music and, indeed, life and has explored melodic island sounds while never losing focus. His mission remains to spread truth, beauty and goodness through reggae music, and that he does. As he moves into what he calls "his final chapter", Pato's spirituality is ever increasing as displayed on his most recent releases Never Give In
and double disc, The Words of Christ.