Pinchers (singer)

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Delroy Thompson (born 12 April 1965), better known by his stage name Pinchers,[1] is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist.

Birth nameDelroy Thompson,
Also known asPinchers
Born (1965-04-12) 12 April 1965 (age 54)
Associated actsSly & Robbie, Jackie Mittoo, Robbie Lyn

He released one album as a teenager in Jamaica for Blue Trac Records, before moving to the UK in 1985.[2]

In his career since 1985, Pinchers made his first hits in 1986 with "Borrow No Gun", which he released through King Jammy, "Abrakabra", "Eat Man", and "Jailhouse Hot". Pinchers gained fame with the single "Agony", from the album of the same name produced by King Jammy.[2] In the same year, he recorded the Mass Out album, produced by Philip "Fatis" Burrell and backed by Sly & Robbie, Jackie Mittoo and Robbie Lyn, among others.[3] In 1990, he had another hit, "Bandelero",[2] which endures as probably his most remembered single and also released the songs "Carpenter", "Call Upon Mi God", and "Cross Them Bridge" in 1993.

In January 2015, he was among a group of men who were shot at in Queenborough; two men were killed and Thompson was hit in his left arm, breaking two bones.[4]


  • Can't Take the Pressure (1986), Blue Trac Records/Blue Mountain Records
  • Agony (1987), Live & Love
  • Mass Out (1987), Exterminator/Ras
  • Lift It Up Again (1987), Exterminator/Vena
  • Got to Be Me (1987), Live & Love
  • Dancehall Duo (1988), RAS - with Frankie Paul
  • Turbo Charge (1988), Super Supreme - with Frankie Paul
  • Pinchers with Pliers (1988), Black Scorpio - with Pliers
  • Return of the Don (1989), Supreme
  • Pinchers Meets Sanchez (1989), Exterminator - with Sanchez
  • Two Originals (1990), King Dragon - with Tweetie Bird
  • Hotter (1992), Blue Mountain
  • Dirt Low (1993), Exterminator
  • If You Love Me Girl (1995), Trojan - with Frankie Paul
  • Get Close (2002), Artists Only
Compilation appearances
  • Worries and Problems (1986), Positive Musik - Pinchers, Scully Brown, Teddy Brown, Jah Wayne, Johnny P, Colourman and Little John


  1. ^ Steffens, Roger "Pinchers Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-10-31
  2. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 223-4
  3. ^ Green, Jo-Ann "Mass Out Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-10-31
  4. ^ Bonitto, Brian (2015) "Pinchers on the Mend", Jamaica Observer, 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015

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