Biography of Firehouse Sounds
Born on the island of St. Kitts also known as Sugar City, Kyle Coker and Eustus Hanley became known to the Entertainment World as DJ Fire and King-B, respectively. By growing up in a music oriented and tourism driven society, this helped to influence their transition into the musical and entertainment industry.
DJ Fire began his musical journey at the age of 13, when at that time he was fascinated and focused mostly on sound engineering. He enjoyed mixing and recording for small, medium and even large sized events for both regional, local artists and bands for several years. DJ Fire then switched into DJing which afforded him the opportunity to play alongside many DJ’s in St. Kitts such as DJ Fresh, and as a result he became very appreciated by DJ’s because of his eager enthusiasm for DJing at his young age.
King-B began at the age of 18 as a MC for small college and high school parties in St. Kitts, more specifically at the local community college (CFBC). Also being close friends with DJ Fire, King-B became familiar and privy to vast amount of music. The two, being classmates and close friends for a number of years teamed up to form what is now known as Firehouse Sounds.
Firehouse Sounds (F.H.S) began on the basis of friendship which was moulded and bonded together by music and family love. Due to the strong foundation that music has built and still is constructing, it has influenced to draw many nations, diverse cultures and groups together. In the same like manner, the foundation of music brought Firehouse Sounds into existence. By making strides within the music realm more specifically, the DJing scene, Firehouse Sounds intends to make a positive impact throughout the Caribbean through music and entertainment. Firehouse Sounds always endeavours to instil positivity in the youths of the Federation of St. Kitts-Nevis and the wider Caribbean. The music amplified on the air waves by Firehouse Sounds is centred on principles that most importantly stress love and peace.
Over the years they have entertained a large cross-section of people and cultures stemming from Whites, Blacks, Indians, to Africans, all those from different ethnic backgrounds. By playing reggae, dancehall, soca, hip/hop, R&B, disco and some country music, proves to be an indication that F.H.S is very versatile and flexible to cater for any function and event. In addition, F.H.S intends to focus on promoting and representing Caribbean music, specifically music originating from the small islands of the West Indies. FHS will voyage with this music to every island they go to and consider the music as their anthems knowing that in the back of their minds one small island person produced it, and by this it would pave the path for everyone else to embrace and enjoy small island music. Having lived in a small island themselves, Firehouse Sounds realises that there is musical talent that is evidently present, among the small islanders. However, the talent longs for the opportunity to be exposed and promoted. Thus, Firehouse Sounds makes it their ultimate dream and mission to bring light and endorse musical talent that tends to struggle.
Today Firehouse Sounds play in the US Virgin Islands at clubs and bars throughout the islands. They are also apart of BlazeBoyz Entertainment which is a combination of Firehouse Sounds and EPBeats collating all their talent and expertise under one umbrella. By becoming a part of this movement they are now doing promotions, recordings, beats, parties, sound reinforcement, live production etc. In addition, they control a Saturday night online show on VI LinkUp Radio (www.vilinkupradio.com). Reaching to further islands of the Caribbean after 2012 is there focus.