Taz, a British Born Asian raised in Warwickshire UK, established himself as the recording artist Johnny Zee with the release of his debut album ‘Hit the Deck’. He stormed the UK Asian pop charts for thirty-six weeks at number 1. The album went on to become one of the biggest selling Asian fusion releases of all time.
He is Asian rooted yet inspired by British/American ideologies; this eventually brought about a stronger experimental reggae influence into his music and the inevitable collaboration with DJ Kendell on the album ‘Spirits of Rhythm’. Kendell’s early work was as a dub poet before moving into the Reggae/pop arena.
The success of ‘Spirits of Rhythm’ took them from strength to strength and helped mushroom a global fan base. It was at this point that Taz and Kendell gave birth to the now hugely popular fusion pop group ‘Stereo Nation’, consequently signing to EMI Premier UK. The act went on to have their first British chart hit, ‘I’ve Been Waiting’ and subsequently became an instant number one smash hit throughout Asia, as well achieving ‘top ten’ video on the UK music channels. Having achieved worldwide notoriety with the multi platinum album ‘I’ve Been Waiting’, the success story continued.
They went on to tour Europe with a ten-piece band throughout 1998 in order to satisfy the rapidly growing international fan base as well as the Far East, Indian sub-continent, UAE, Australia, Africa, South East Asia, USA and Canada.
Having firmly established themselves, the next step was the worldwide release of the album “Jambo”. The long awaited album was an instant hit with fans worldwide.