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Delroy Thompson
Born (1965-04-12) 12 April 1965 (age 53)
Origin Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Sly & Robbie, Jackie Mittoo, Robbie Lyn

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

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

In 1987, 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 made another hit, "Bandelero",[2] which endures as probably his most remembered single.

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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