Forthcoming documentary on John Holt

by Feb 10, 2020News

Titled “Voltz of Holt”, production on it started four months ago with Bamm in the dual roles of interviewer and narrator. No release date has been set.

Bamm hopes the project will help introduce John Holt to a new generation of fans, as well as himself.

FORTHCOMING DOCUMENTARY ON JOHN HOLT

Titled “Voltz of Holt”, production on it started four months ago with Bamm in the dual roles of interviewer and narrator. No release date has been set.

Bamm hopes the project will help introduce John Holt to a new generation of fans, as well as himself.

“My role in the documentary is interviewer. I ask the questions and I am basically the narrator as well. So the whole spin is a grandson finding out how great his grandfather is, while interviewing people about him,” he said.

John Holt

John Holt

Based in South Florida, Bamm Holt launched his singing career last year at age 27 with the song “Money Problems”. He would have done so earlier but was apprehensive about sullying the Holt legacy.

His father, Junior Holt, is also a singer who has recorded numerous songs and a handful of albums. He and Junior agreed that a documentary on Holt would be fitting.

Bamm, whose given name is Scwayne, grew up in Spanish Town on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica’s capital. He recalls a special relationship with John Holt whose career was flush with hit songs like “A Love I Can Feel”, “Stealing, Stealing”, “Stick By Me”, “Strange Things” and “Police In Helicopter”.

“My relationship with my grandfather was very interesting. It was a regular grandfather-grandson relationship. He basically mentored me and showed me what it took to be a artiste… the mentality, the work ethic, the persona, and even the way to separate family from business,” he explained.

To date, Bamm has interviewed persons who knew his grandfather intimately and professionally including relatives and booking agents. Additional conversations are planned soon.

“I plan to interview the rocksteady artistes in Jamaica or even on the road in the US. Artistes like Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor and more,” he said.