Christopher Martin has come full circle and is continuously growing his fan base locally and internationally. Christopher Martin is ever thankful to the many fans that listen to his music and believe in his talent: “It has been a journey and my quest to bring my music to all corners of the earth continues. I have had many successes and I give thanks to the fans that have supported my career. It is challenging sometimes but I believe in music and I see the power it has so I will always try to put out good songs for people to enjoy”. At his latest performance at SOBs in NYC, we caught up with Christopher Martin. He talked about his new "Big Deal" tour.
Jamaica is a special country when it comes to talent, like the many rivers that run through the green island so does talent gush from its inner communities and towns. One such talent that has carved out a niche for himself is Christopher Martin. Think swagger, sex appeal and tremendous talent. Among his contemporaries there is no comparison to Christopher’s vocal strength, outstanding stage performance and his ability to have patrons singing his every tune. Christopher Martin is the quintessential modern artiste!
Hailing from the rural community of Back Pasture, St. Catherine and born on Valentines Day in 1987 to parents Cleveland and Maxine Martin, from an early age Christopher honed his talent at Watermount All-Age School and later went on to graduate from St. Jago High School. It was during his High School years that his love for music and sports blossomed leading him to enter Jamaica’s number one talent show in 2005.
Martin went on to win the Digicel Rising Stars competition and further cemented his position in the hearts of Jamaicans when he participated in the Digicel’s Christmas promotions in 2005. Christopher created history when he became the first Digicel Rising Stars Alumnus to score a hit single on the charts in Jamaica with the song “Love is all We Need’
Soon after the artiste debuted is first single, he joined the Big Yard recording outfit which is home to diamond selling artiste Shaggy and Producer extraordinaire Robert Livingston. Following on his initial success, Martin became one of the most sought after artiste on the Jamaican entertainment scene. But he did not rest comfortably, however, as he has consistently churned out hit after hit using his tremendous vocal prowess and proven lyrical ability to win himself more fans.
Christopher Martin has greeted the world with hits such as Nah Go Change, Take My Wings, Tonight, Giving It, the chart-smashing single, Jamaican Girls , Driver and Gallis featuring Busy Signal. Martin has also worked with the best of the best over the years including Robert Livingston of Big Yard, Arif Cooper of Fresh Ear Productions, Shane Brown of Jukeboxx, Christopher Birch and Mosiah Music to name a few.
Fast forward to 2010 and Christopher Martin is as strong as ever. The artiste continues to unleash the hits with new songs such as Real Friends, Melody to My Song, Paper Lovin, Come Where You Going, Journey of love, Vibe is Right and the European Smash To the Top: a collaboration with German Reggae Star, Gentleman. All these songs have done well both locally and internationally with To the Top winning Christopher Martin a spot on Gentleman’s Multicity European Tour performing in Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, Spain, Luxemburg, Poland, Macedonia, and the Czech Republic.
The artiste, who has claimed his position as a staple on the Jamaican entertainment calendar and is making his way through the European scene, also has a presence in Asia as he recently releases his first self titled album in Japan under the Rockers Island Imprint.