Singer, Song Writer,Poet based in East Hartford,CT. USA.

Born in Kingston Jamaica but grew up in Central Village St. Catherine, Don Minott grew up listening to reggae artists like Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Heptones, Freddie Mcgregor, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy and of course the original Wailers. He started writing poetry during his high school years and later attended a summer workshop in creative writing at the Creative Arts Center in Kingston.

In 1986 he migrated to Hartford CT. in the USA., while attending basement parties he was invited to get on the mic which he did and the crowd loved it. Don Minott the singer was born.Years later he started singing for Hartford area bands like Rough Neck Massive, Positive Vibrations and the well known reggae band Lightning Reggae Band of which he was a founding member.He toured all of the north -east area of the USA. When the Lightning Reggae Band folded Don Minott put together his own band, the High Voltage Reggae Band which has been going strong ever since.

Don Minott has worked alongside reggae greats like Burning Spear, Toots Hibbert, Culture,Alton Ellis, Yellowman, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Sizzla, Damian Marley, Buju Banton, Morgan's Heritage, Maxi Priest, Anthony B , Etana, Marcia Griffiths, Wayne Wonder and the list goes on. Don played the GAMBOA Music Festival in Cape Verde, West Africa in 2004 & Reggae by the River in Hamburg, Germany 2011 .In April 2012 , Don completed a successful 3 weeks European ( 9 shows ) tour Germany , Serbia , Macedonia . 2014 saw Don returning to Hamburg , Germany for Reggae by the River for the 4th straight year ,also 2014 saw DON MINOTT returning to Serbia & Macedonia for his 2nd Balkans tour. Featured in West Indian American Newspaper (Hartford, CT) - "Music For All Occasions:
Among The Best In Local Talents" http://westindianamericannewspaper.com/pdf/02_09.pdf




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