100% Reggae 100% Inspirational… Wayne Stoddart music is deep and powerful and the message is always potent and relevant. The theme is faith, hope and love, the story is victory, and the message is abundant life through Jesus Christ. Wayne Stoddart, as a young adult, lived in the inner-city community of Eastern Kingston (Mountain View) and existed amidst the harsh culture of the Kingston ghetto. Despite his surroundings, Stoddart was able to sustain his identity as a man of God. The experiences of his environment have led to lyrics of comfort, encouragement and upliftment for the oppressed and depressed seeking The Way. The title track COMMITTED on Stoddart debut solo album is a prime example of the root of the songwriter’s message. While living at Mountain View, Wayne Stoddart assembled at the local New Testament Church of God where he served as Musical Director. Wayne Stoddart formed the group Dynamis from the local members of the church and produced the album FULFILLMENT as a church project. In March 1996 the group was nominated Best Performing Gospel Band by the Jamaica Music Awards (JAMI) for the FULFILLMENT album.
Wayne Stoddart debut solo album COMMITTED was nominated Best New Gospel Reggae album and won the award for Most Distinguish Male Vocal at the New York Caribbean Gospel Awards (NYCGA) 2002. In 2003 the album was also nominated Best Male Gospel Reggae Album by the Marlin Gospel Awards. The Inspirational Reggae artist released the album LOVE CONVICTIONS in 2008. The album went on to win three awards at the NYCGA: Best Male Vocal, Gospel Reggae Album of the Year and Best Produced Gospel Reggae Album. Wayne releases his third solo album IT IS WRITTEN in 2015. The album contains 13 original songs and one dub; all lyrics written by Wayne Stoddart. “I like to think of my music as Righteous Rockers…music is my expression of life and lessons learned along the way… again the idea is to encourage, inspire and uplift everyone that comes within earshot of these tunes”, the songwriter passionately expressed.
The gospel reggae phenomenon continues to feed the people with the bread of life through his musical collection of The Word. Wayne continues to “Move on inna Jesus name”: healing the wounded, comforting the brokenhearted, setting the captives free and tearing down the strongholds of the enemy, through the power of the Most High God.