Das zweite Album, produziert von Robert Livingston, Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, Frenchie (Maximum Sound) und der Chimney Crew!
Christopher Martin ist in Jamaika ein Star und Sexsymbol – als Sänger & Songwriter / Entertainer gehört er zu den Celebrities der Karibik – u.a. zählt Usain Bolt zu seinen Kumpels. Hierzulande lässt der totale Promi-Status noch auf sich warten, doch seit der Single “To The Top” (als Gast von Gentleman) hat er es geschafft mit einer unfassbaren Serie von Dancehall-Reggae-Hits einen Platz in den Herzen der jungen Partyszene zu erobern. Sein neues Album “And Then” macht da keine Ausnahme und hat mit “Bun Fi Bun”, “Life”, “Come Back”, “Can’t Dweet Again” mehrere starke Songs für den Dancefloor, aber auch feine Lovers Rock Momente wie “True Love”, “I’m Tired” und “Don’t Tell”. Zudem schafft er es mit seiner Version des Welthits “To Be With You” (von Mr. Big) das Pop-Crossover-Potential nicht aus den Augen zu verlieren.
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The sophomore album for VP Records for one of Jamaica’s most versatile vocal stars! – Christopher Martin’s track record of consistent hits and ability on stage have placed him among the rising tier of international reggae artists. And Then is packed pop-flavored mid-tempo cuts the singer calls ‘sugar reggae’. The album will please core fans (ladies) and attract new listeners (more ladies) based on smooth audio and video productions to support the feature tracks. Christopher’s latest hit Life on the Global Warming Riddim produced by Omar Samuels and Corey Stoneman launches as video globally on 15th of March. Also included are “Come Back” a ballad, produced and written by Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown with Christopher Martin & Robert Livingston, Bun Fi Bun the David Rodigan favourite, brandnew tunes like True Love, I’m Tired, Don’t Tell, To Be With You (version to the 1991 world hit by Mr. Big) and many more songs which will be loved by the younger generation of reggae, r&b and dancehall fans.
Packaging: Cleae tray jewelcase with a 12-page full colour booklet and the shrink-wrapped finished product has a sticker application with artist name
Produced by Robert Livingston (Tracks 6 to 11, 13 to 15), two tracks by Llamar Riff Raff Brown (Tracks 2, 5), and each one by Frenchie for Maximum Sound (Track 3), Chimney (Track 4), Omar Anthoneil Samuels & Cory William Stoneman (Track 1), Lydon Kingy Letman (Track 12).
Drums: Llamar Brown, David Fluxy Heywood, Robert Livingston, Melbourne George Miller, Kirk Bennett, Shaun Darson, Richie Loop Webb, Ruben Vincent
Bass: Llamar Brown, Dalton Browne, Carol Bowie McLaughlin, Paul Crossdale, Richie Loop Webb, Dwayne Shippy, Aeion Hoilett
Keyboards: Llamar Brown, Leroy Mafia Heywood, Christopher Birch, Richard Browne, Wade Johnson, Frenchie, Carol Bowie McLaughlin, Paul Crossdale, Nephthali Vincent
Backing Vocals: Azuri Campbell, Denesha Downer, Kamal Evans, Robert Livingston, Brian Thompson
Studios: Big Yard, Digital-B, Tuff Gong
BIO (short – with thanks to Reggae-Vibes NL)
Christopher Martin is a singer, songwriter and a gifted live entertainer. Born on Valentine’s Day in 1987 in Jamaica’s rural community of St.Catherine, Christopher Martin made his mark in 2005 when he won his native country’s top televised talent show competition Digicel Rising Stars. Since then he’s been working hard to develop an appealing style that fuses and blends the best of the music of his island with international music styles like r&b, dance, hip hop and pop.
He’s extremely loved by the younger generation of reggae, r&b and dancehall fans because of his captivating performance of passionate vocals, sweetness, swagger and a healthy dose of sex appeal. He has a devoted fanbase in Japan, where he released his self-titled album in 2011 on the Rockers Island imprint. He has also toured North America and Europe, including an eight-nation tour with platinum selling German Reggae superstar Gentleman.
In 2013, Martin signed to VP Records. In April 2016, he toured Zimbabwe and performed live on stage alongside D’Major and several Zimbabwean singers, including Winky D. and early 2017 his first VP album Big Deal was released with most of the tunes (except for some album exclusives) have been released as successful singles. His biggest hit Cheaters Prayer is on this set too.
The fifth of May sees the sophomore album for VP Records titled And Then, which is packed pop-flavored mid-tempo cuts the singer calls ‘sugar reggae’. The album will please core fans (ladies) and attract new listeners (more ladies) based on smooth audio and video productions to support the feature tracks.