Born in Kingston, George Nooks attended Oberlin High School and after leaving school Nooks tried his best to get into the music business by entering and winning several talent shows. It was not long before he was making guest appearances at stage shows.
Like most great singers, multiple award winner in the 1995 Tamika Reggae Award George Nooks started his musical career in the church. George, who was on the youth choir at his church, soon found out that he wanted to do much more than sing in a choir. Before long, he was performing at school concerts and according to him he "always managed to mash up the place."
He was so impressive that before long he was appearing on major stage shows such as Joe Gibbs' "Ultra Dread Show" at the Tropics Club and Palace.
Singer George Nooks is no stranger to having hit songs. In fact he did it under two different names! He held the top spot as Prince Mohammed with 'Forty Leg' and George Nooks with 'Tribal War'. Even as "Forty Leg Dread" was enjoying chart success, George released "Tribal War" (under the name of George Nooks). He pulled off something no singer had managed to achieve, having two hit songs simultaneously under two different names.
George Nooks gained momentum in 1994 with the release of the single/video "I Don't Care/Bad Minded People". It was an instant hit that increased his visibility and quickly made George Nooks a force to contend with. Also in 1994, Legendary Records released "Love In Time" an unquestionably smooth ballad backed up by "Hold It Down" (Total Records).
Van Gibbs, a well known producer from Palm Tree Enterprises, - his hits include "Hotstepper" (Ini Kamoze)- released "Not Guilty" with Nooks. The song did well on the international scene, bringing home the point that Nooks success was no "one hit wonder".
Later came recording contracts with Chinna Smith and Dennis Brown but the songs went nowhere. Nooks' first hit came when he recorded the song 'Forty Leg Dread", (recorded under the name of Prince Mohammed) which was aided by the rumour that a dread who was found with forty legs in his hair.
Following "Tribal War", which was song of the year in 1978, Nooks linked up with Dennis Brown and recorded "Bubbling Love" and "Cool Cool Runnings" which had major success both locally and internationally. "Left With a Broken Heart" "Since I Fell For You", "Criticising", "Greatest Love" and "We're In this Love Together" were some of the singles which followed and which made indelible impressions on the music industry.
Nooks migrated in the late seventies but still kept his musical ties in Jamaica. The soft-spoken singer has performed in Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and the Tri-State area. He has also stamped his class on the Sunsplash (US), Tamika Reggae Awards, Q Club and at major US concerts.
With many recordings and over twenty five hits with various producers and record labels in Jamaica, and a Platinum record for One Time Daughter/Someone Loves You Honey (Ariola/J.Gibbs) George Nooks took position as one of the hottest DJs around town. This brought him on a world tour performing in Europe, Canada, United States and the Caribbean Islands.
The singer has been enjoying chart success with singles such as 'Labba Labba', 'Archibella' 'So Lonely', 'I Don't Wanna Lose You' and many others.
Presently he is busy in the studio finishing tracks for his soon to be released album entitled 'So Much Love' for VP Records. Among the tracks for the album are 'So Much Love', 'My Brethren', 'God Is Standing By' and 'The Way You Are'.
He's just completed albums for Bobby Digital and Jammys which will be released in the near future.
George is very excited about the direction his career his going. "God is really standing by me and I look forward to achieving even more things in my career."
"Just watch and see - everything is in store," says a confident George
|~ Biography obtained from: http://go-jamaica.com/chat/biography-georgenooks.html