Junior Toots, born Clayton Anthony Hibbert, began singing as a youth in his hometown church. As his father toured extensively, young Clayton lived with his grandparents in the mystical mountains of Jamaica's countryside parish St. Mary. As he grew older, he ventured into Kingston to take up residence with his father, living legend Toots Hibbert, of the Toots & The Maytals. While in Kingston, he was witness to the harsh realities of city survival.
After experiencing the daylong rehearsals of his father’s band, the Maytals, young Junior Toots was struck with an insatiable longing to entertain people. Already beginning to develop his voice, his attendance at these rehearsals provided him with a living classroom only few musicians can say they have attended. In High School, Junior Toots migrated to the United States to live with his mother. Other skills he developed were running track and dance/choreography. He appeared regularly on MTV.
After years of training and then finding his own artistic expression, Junior Toots has now released his latest (and perhaps greatest) album: "A Little Bit of Love" in March of 2012. This album sets into motion the upful message so many are searching for & delivers this positive light with high tempo, conscious, roots Reggae, Ska, and R&B - all together in one package. The music of Junior Toots makes you want to dance, move, be aware, think, and do well for others at the same time.
"Reggae music and music business in general was impacted by the recession. So I was inspired more than ever to reincarnate the spirit and the feeling of good reggae music and up-tempo Ska and to include lots of crowd participation at live performances. My father's contribution to reggae music has been a great inspiration. I want to be an inspiration for the next generation of Hibberts." - Junior Toots