Herbertskillz of Sound Makers Music said he met Ed Sheeran’s rap star cousin Jethro Sheeran (Alonestar) who is also an extremely successful musician and who shared many of Ed’s early experiences within the music industry with him. After, Jade his wife and manager arranged for them to meet in a studio in London a few months ago.

Since then they have been working hard in various studios in Bristol and London and from Sound Makers studio on a new music album to be released early next year. It features many proven talents including Jethro and Ed Sheeran.

The album, ‘Sunshine and Rain’ uses many of HerbertSkillz’s beats and Herbert is responsible for much of the production. Jethro wrote many of the lyrics for the songs including a song Jethro wrote and made with Ed, in which Ed sings the chorus.

It’s going to be a massive album, I love it and I’m sure everyone else will too. When I heard Herbertskillz music and production I knew it was right for the song and many more on my album, he has a very special touch which makes the music unique, and many top artists, labels and film companies agree.


Regarding his connection with Ed Sheeran, Jethro, who sings under the name Alonestar, said: “We are cousins and have always got on really well and out of all of the family we’re the ones who are musical and we used to sing and perform together at local gigs and to the rest of the family at Christmas, and family gatherings.

Eventually we started recording our own songs and I took Ed to his first recording studio at Lime House and we made our first song together.


Jethro and HerbertSkillz said they have been invited to perform a song they have collaborated on and which has Ed Sheeran in the Chorus, in a blockbuster film scheduled to come out next year made by Millennium Films, who in 2019 had the biggest box office movie of the year “Angel Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler.

The song  is going to be released next year as a single and will feature on Jethro Alonestar’s new album. Herbertskillz revealed that the song the film company want to use features Ed Sheeran, however, most of the songs on the album are good and there’s hope that many more will become international and festival hits next summer.

Jethro Sheeran has been talking with Millennium Films, who love one of the songs and they want it performed in one of the movies in a club scene, which they are very excited about.

In the mean time we have done radio interviews about the album on Ujima Radio station in Bristol with Tom Page, a photo shoot, and are now looking forward to performing at a Charity Boat Party on the River Thames next week in London, Alonestar is headlining the event with Sound Makers Herbertskillz, and many more celebrities and top DJ’s.


The event is to raise money for a Cancer Charity and is hosted by some popular British TV stars. The event is called the “Monster After Launch Boat Party” and is on the river Thames Westminster London and tickets are available online costing £20 approx Shs 100,000.

After the show there will be interviews on British TV and Radio to do and more studio sessions, going full steam ahead on the album, the film deal and hopefully a video for one of the tracks being made here in Uganda next year with Jethro Sheeran and some of the other international artists that are involved in it coming over to Uganda.

When asked about what the future holds, Herbertskillz said: “Mine and Jade’s focus since starting Sound Makers, has always been to make high quality music which is enjoyed by people and flies the flag for Africa in the music industry around the world.”

Our focus as always is on our family life and career, helping others, creating great music, with superb talents, moving forward with good heart and positive vibes. Of course my new singles and album with Jethro Alonestar Sheeran, shooting an amazing video in Uganda, and performing with Jethro Sheeran next year. Things are moving in the right way and with hard work and a bit of luck I think we can make it and so I’m happy.


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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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