David Odane Hemmings, professionally known as MOVACK was born in the parish of St. Ann Jamaica on 26th March 1993 in the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital. When he was three years old he moved to Spanish Town and spent two years at Chin’s Basic School and three years in St. John’s Primary School.
He then returned to St. Ann and attended Brown’s Town Primary School. Life was not easy for young David as he was raised by a single mother and did not know his father, so things were difficult financially.
After leaving primary school he attended Brown’s Town High where he spent five years, during which time he watched his mother being used and abused by men. This affected him and he did not get as much out of school as he would have liked.
While in high school David discovered his love for music and started going to church, where he began writing gospel songs. He was baptised at the age of sixteen and joined the church choir where he often performed as a soloist.
It was at this time that he and a few friends formed a group called Fusion. This gave him the opportunity to perform at many local events and concerts. The group became very popular in and around the parish of St Ann and even spread to adjoining parishes.
The group entered the Rising Star competition, but didn’t get as far as members would have liked. After a second attempt and again not doing as well as members would have wanted, the group was disbanded, but the journey didn’t end there for “Movack”, as he then decided on a solo career.
In 2009 he entered the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission singing competition and received a silver medal for his performance.
That same year he left high school and began working in a supermarket in Brown’s Town. It didn’t pay much at the time, but for him it was a way to help his mom and seven siblings, as she was struggling to grow eight children without a father around to help.
It didn’t take long before “Movack” decided that music was where his destiny lies, so he again began visiting studios in the hope that if he put in the work to pursue his dream – which is to become a recording artist known throughout Jamaica and the world – it would pay off. This was backed with a lot of moral support from his family.
He then decided to entered Magnum Kings and Queens in the 2013 season and did very well reaching the qualifying stage. He was very grateful for the opportunity as he got a lot of publicity and made a lot of useful contacts in the industry, many of whom encouraged him to continue with his music career.
Since then “Movack” has been working hard, going to the studio and visiting stage shows to meet and socialise with industry people, and learning how the music industry works.
He was inspired to write song entitled ‘Mummy Don’t Worry’ which he recorded and published. It has become very popular with his fans. His mother is his biggest fan and inspiration and always encourages him to work harder and not to give up on his dreams.
After the Magnum Kings and Queen 2013 season ended, “Movack” was invited to St. Catherine where he met up with music enthusiast John Whiteand began working together since.
In 2014 “Movack” performed with his band The Jamaica Music Trail Band at the entire Conscious Reggae Party shows and school tours wish lasted over four months, and took him to not less than ten schools and colleges across the island. This allowed him the opportunity to expand his fan page.
Working with Jamaica Music Trail Management lead by John White “Movack” had the opportunity to record a number of songs, such as “Mummy Don’t Worry”, “Burn Down Babylon”, “Take Me Away”, “Back Door deal” to name a few.
On February 15, 2015 “Movack” was able Launch his 1st EP Titled “LIVITY”. As the name suggests, it is a way of life for the individual (artist). In the EP he keeps his finger, pulse and his focus on the things that matters most and how they define his life. There is also a classic chastisement of today’s society (Burning down and exposing Babylon’s evil), a celebration of his upbringing, recognition of his pillow (his mother) and an emphatic plea to the youths to live up in a positive way.
While in the street performing and promoting his EP “Movack” was able to impress and attract a number of notable producers and artist. As result he was invited to do a track with “Triple A”, the 2015 Magnum Queen of dancehall, titled “Dat U Want Dat u Get”, which gained him lots of attention in the industry.
Top industry producer “Panta Son” has also join forced with “Team Movack” and has began working with the artist on a number of tracks (Real Life Struggles and No Convenience to name a few) and videos to hit the streets in 2016.
Recording Artiste “Movack” specializes in the Dancehall & Cultural Roots Rocking Reggae!