Rev. Jeremiah would like to give special thanks to the greatest of all Jesus, for His loving kindness shown towards me in every passing day, for His many blessings and for the special people in my life. To Evette Williams for her support as a partner, to Bishop Everton Foster and his wife Evangelist Foster and all the Church members, to his excellent and marvelous mother Missionary Graham for giving birth to him and for the success that he now is, and to all his brothers and sisters for their support; to his blessed wife E. Green Foster for standing with him during the good times and the bad, to Leroy Sibbles for his long standing support during my music career, to Winston Hammond, Jay Douglas and Jimmy Reid my tutor, to the Moonshine family and especially to Prince Everald and Donna Makeda for coming at the time they did to help sort out and put all my music business together.
Rev. Jeremiah Foster was born in Hopeton, Manchester and grew up in Maxfield Avenue, McDonald Lane, Kingston 13. He attended Hadfield Primary School as a young boy and started singing at age 17 whilst attending Melrose School. It was during his time at Melrose that he was given the name "Likkle Django, the bad bwoy vocalist" because he performed at school concerts and shows and made quite an impact with his smooth vocals and stage performance. Later on, he was transferred to John Mills Secondary School where he completed his studies.
During those days, Likkle Django hung out with reggae greats Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, The Melodians, John Holt, Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson, Derrick Morgan. Toots & the Maytals and Prince Buster, and was musically tutored by them. In December 1971, he migrated to Canada and started singing with many different Sound Systems; Virgo Sound, where he met Charlie Brown; together they sang and deejayed for the Sound; Upsetter, King Admiral, King Jammy's, Soul Dog aka Tippa Tone, Duke Reid, Black Uhuru and African Star to name a few. It was during this time that he met popular Reggae Singer Prince Everald who gave him the name Spoon, which later evolved into Daddy Spoon or Spoony as he is popularly known today.
In the early 80's, Spoony started to record with Classic Sound Studio (owned and operated by the late Ossie Creary); he worked with the late great Jackie Mittoo; who was his musical teacher and instructor along with Leroy Sibbles. With the help of Jackie Mittoo, Spoony recorded and released his first single entitled "Man to Man, So Unjust" which did quite well in Europe. He consequently released his second single "How Can I Live without You" which became a hit in England. After that, he recorded and released "Happy Days", also with Classic Sound. Background vocals for all of these songs were done by reggae singer Carol Brown.
In 1987, Daddy Spoon travelled to Alberta and started doing promotions. He had a Sound called Jemini Int'l which he took all over Calgary, Alberta and Edmonton and did Sound clashes with various other sounds including Echo Sound (from Calgary). Then he founded and owned the "Daddy Spoon & the Faith Force Band" for which he was the lead singer, and did quite a few sold out shows with the Band. Soon after that, Spoony had a calling from the Lord, he stopped what he was doing and took some time off to meditate. He wanted to think about where he came from, where he was going and what his purpose was in life. He wanted to find his true identity. So he started by attending the Bethel Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ located in Toronto, Canada. After some time, he was ordained in the Church as an elder and a Minister. He continues to do his ministerial duties to this day.
Spoony then returned to Toronto and continued to work with various Sounds including Stur Grav Sound (Spanky) and Michigan Sound, where he worked with artistes like Jay Douglas, Jerry Thompson and George Banton to name a few. He started recording again in 2002. By this time, he was now called Rev. Jeremiah Foster. His first release was a 10-track Gospel CD called "Can't Run Away From God" with Rumenal Records; some songs off of the album include "Peace in the Valley", "Ignorancy", "Give me Grace" and "Humble Yourself". Again with Rumenal Records, he released a 12-track Gospel CD entitled "Signs of the Times" and in 2006, a 14-track Gospel CD entitled "I Do Believe" (which is now being distributed worldwide by Indie Pool). 2017 started with a blessing for Rev. Jeremiah as he recorded and released two brand new CDs with Rumenal Records, each with two songs on them. The first CD includes songs "Down on my Knees" and "Road Block", and the other CD includes songs "Love & Mercy" and "Tree Planted by the Water".
Rev. Jeremiah is a certified Minister of the Gospel
Rev. Jeremiah is currently in the process of filming the music video for his single "Smoke without Fire" off of the "I Do Believe" CD. After that, he will move on to filming the music videos for "Road Block", "Love & Mercy" and "Signs of the Times". Rev. Jeremiah presently runs his own Church called Universal Outreach Ministries of Jesus Christ Church; he is a certified Minister of the Gospel. For bookings and more information call or fax: 416-243-1367 or Email: J.U.Records@outlook.com. Check out Rev. Jeremiah on: Twitter@JU_Records, Instagram@RevJeremiah, Facebook@RevJeremiahFoster and You Tube. Visit: www.jurecords.com.