Peter Hunnigale aka Mr Honeyvibes
Born in South London on December 12th, 1960 Peter Hunnigale was to develop into one of Britain’s most formidable reggae artist of our time. It was clear at a tender age Peter’s main interest was in music and being born of Jamaican parentage he was exposed and influenced by music of West Indian culture.
Growing up in Britain meant that Peter was also open to other genres of music and with seeing the popular acts of the day perform on television and hearing the songs on the radio Peter knew what he wanted to be.
There were very few places where one could nurture talents during the 60’s so Peter had to wait until secondary school before he would be able to learn basic guitar chords and discover other students with the same interests as himself. It was at secondary school in South London where Peter met Fitzroy Blake who was to become the recording engineer for Peter’s earlier hits. Their interests in music took Peter and Fitzroy through the basic rudiments of recording, making records and learning the skills needed to develop their talents as professionally as possible.
In 1990 Peter Hunnigale recorded his first single in Jamaica entitled “A Love Like This” at the courtesy of Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke (Music Works) but was mainly only available on the “Massive Compilations” produced by Level Vibes Records in the UK.
Two albums were recorded making official the new partnership between Peter and Tippa. “New Decade” (Mango Records – 1991) and “Done Cook and Curry” (Tribal Bass Records– 1992) was once again a new direction in Peter’s career. His partner was a formidable artist in his own right, which led the team to different areas within the reggae industry.
At this stage Peter had firmly established himself in the market with chart topping hits such as “Mr. Vibes”, “Heavenly”, “Time for Love”, “Seeing Is Believing” and “Heart of Steel”