McKenzie Baltimore - SINGER, SONG WRITER, Entrepreneur/Motivational Speaker
McKenzie Baltimore Junior’s name can be a mouthful for some and while nicknames like Mac, Kenzie, JR or MBJ might be easier to say to get his attention, this talented singer, song writer, and actor answers to “B- More”.
B’More was born and raised in Natures Little Secrets, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, and he musically made his debut at the very young age of 8, when he blew away the congregation at his family’s church with his rich, sweet and soulful voice that was compared to Michael Jackson in his early days. It wasn’t long before he started to sing backup vocals for many of the Islands top groups.
B’More now 29 has shared the stage with some of music’s greats such as Jah Cure, Fantasia, Joss Stone, Estelle, Tarrus Riley, Destra Garcia and Divinity Roxx. You may know B’More for his hit RnB single “Love Again” that carried the song and video to the No 2 RnB song in the Caribbean. This led to his Album “Inside Out” that gain respect from producers and songwriters around the Caribbean and imperial parts of Atlanta Georgia.
Being the GoGetta that he is, B’More took a bold step and went abroad to work with well-known producers such as WLPWR (Will Power) for SupaHotbears, who produced for Wiz Khalifa, Eminem and Yela Wolf. He also teamed up with African producer Selasi who produced for Gucci Mane and Kandi from the 90’s RNB music group XSCAPE. For the last two years he has worked closely with Singer/Songwriter and producer from LA “Andrew Scott” on his new project set to release this fall. B'More and Scott has so far produced two songs together one which was released April 2017 entitled "What The World Needs"
He is arguably the most versatile artist from the Virgin Islands. You may remember him as an actor in the popular stage play “THE OFFICE” Where he played as ‘BOBBY JOE’ a file clerk struggling to find his way through society as a singer but was not being accepted because he was gay. He is the founder of the clothing line “GoGettas” that was established in 2012.
This year he has leveled up his artistry by signing and being a Brand Ambassador for Hennessy and the leading telecom company in the BVI CCT Life Unlimited
B’More puts on his own show every last Saturday in every month called “Voice Notes” with his band “The GoGetta Band” He also features guest artist locally and regionally to enhance the diversity of the show. Motivational speaking has always been a big part of his life. He goes to different schools sharing his life story as an artist and everyday struggles. Letting students know that if you see it and believe it ANYTHING could happen.
B’More’s believes in living out your purpose everyday and doing what you love. If you do what you love you will never have to work a day in your life. That’s the reason he chose music.
NOTABLE LIVE PERFORMANCES
- 2009 Hope Festival Tortola, BVI
- Go Green Festival 2010
- BVI Music Festival 2010 & 2012, 2013 Tortola, BVI
- Miss BVI 2010 & 2011
- D Spot's Luther VS Stevie Featured Artist November 24th 2012 http://dspotjazz.com
- 2014 BVI Groovy Soca Monarch
- Tarrus Riley Concert 2015
- Virgin Gorda Festival 2015
- Bridging The Gap 2015 Featuring Pressure Buss Pipe
- Open for Destra Garcia BVI Festival 2016
- BVI Groovy Soca Monarch 1st Runner up 2016
- BVI Festival 2017 Headliner