Roots Reggae Evangelist

Don Hartley

Manchester UK’s finest Roots Reggae and Gospel artist is Jamaican born and raised with three decades of experience sharing his deeply spiritual journey through traditional roots reggae.

Don Hartley is well known on the UK Dub scene since 2001, having made an impact initially via his association with Manchester, UK’s Nucleus Roots with songs like Run Come Quick, Deep Roots and Irie Meditation / Step it up Rasta.

Hartley has since then gone on to work with a few notable producers and labels such as Thierry Negro (Faya Dub), Lewis Bennett (Lewis Bennet Dub), Roll & Record, Fat Bird Recordings and Rod Chaplin (MessenJah Music); all the time holding the order of Orthodox Christian spirituality..

The Christian roots which reflects in his music is from childhood in Jamaica where he later adopted the Rastafarian spiritual tradition for many years a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Organization both in Jamaica as well as in Manchester, England. 

In 2006 He became a member of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in Manchester where he now functions as a Catechist, helping to instruct newcomers to the faith, as well as regularly chanting the Saturday evening services.

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