Little Kirk (Kirk Davis) is a soulful almost R&B styled crooner with a style that is one of a kind, lending itself quite easily to the crossover without leaving the Reggae arena. In an era when the ordinary is considered exceptional and the average deemed brilliant, one encounters great difficulty in summoning words to qualify the incredible vocal gifts of this remarkable artiste.
There are those who contend such a richly textured voice should never have lent itself to the singing of Reggae. These misguided purists are driven by the notion his enormous talents would be better served if he devoted his time to the singing of ballads in the vein of Luther Vandross. The fact is Reggae and Rhythm and Blues are both better for having Little Kirk represent himself through their musical structure.
Born and raised in Waterhouse, Kirk entered an area talent contest in 1981. He was adjudged the winner of his category and subsequently invited by Patrick Roberts to join his Shocking Vibes label. Kirk has released 8 albums ('Youth and Youth' – 1985, 'Ghetto People Broke' – 1986, 'Can It Be Me' – 1990, 'Too Hot To Handle' – 1991, 'Ease The Pain' – 1992, 'I’m Ready' – 1997, 'One More Chance' – 2007, ‘Don’t Deny Me’ 2008) and has numerous singles released on compilation albums over the years. He has done a number of covers, a definite credit to the originals, with his rendition of Michael Jackson's 'Man In The Mirror' earning its place among classic musical remakes. Kirk has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Reggae music such as, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Mega Banton, Sean Paul, Bling Dawg and many many more. He has logged a string of superlative performances with appearances in Japan, Europe, the United States, Canada, South America, Africa and the Caribbean Islands along side artistes such as Maxi Priest, Beenie Man, Stitchie, Papa San, Destiny’s Child, Dru Hill and Jermaine Dupri to name but a few.
Kirk’s 'Don't Deny Me' album, released in May 2008, was nominated for Best Gospel Reggae Album of the Year at the 2008 Canadian Reggae Music Awards and the 2008 Reggae Music Achievement Awards. ‘Solution’ featuring St. Matthew received nomination for Single of the Year at the 2008 Mega Gospel Awards and ‘One More Chance’ and ‘Natural’ won Kirk the award for Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year (Once More Chance) and Triple A - Single of the Year (Natural) at the 16th Annual International LA Music Awards. Kirk’s album One More Chance received a 2007 nomination for International Album of the Year at the Canadian Reggae Music Awards.
Kirk is reaching higher heights personally, spiritually and musically and is using it to reach out to everyone who is seeking the guidance. Having spent most of his youth in the ghettos of Jamaica, Kirk knows full well of the struggles and hardships faced every day by the people of these communities and how easily the youth can be drawn astray. It is these first hand experiences that have raised the desire in Kirk to use his exceptional gift as an artiste to empower, enlighten and educate the youth of today to become everything they can be as the men and women of tomorrow.