The Courtney John Project
One of the most moving and electrifying award winning writers, Courtney John returns with his eagerly awaited collaboration The Courtney John Project, with guests including long time producer-cohort The Wizard. The project can be described as the brainchild of Courtney John, who brings along acclaimed artists to each live show experience, so that every audience is blessed with something musically unique.
To say the album is a step outside music’s comfort zone would be an understatement. The Courtney John Project is an audio journey that is one part Kingston mash up, one part euro-electronica and, 100% provocative in its approach to contemporary music. Add John’s trademark lovers rock melodies and you have the birth of a new music genre-- Rootstronic. John’s fresh sound coming out of Jamaica is in its own lane artistically. John is inviting listeners to join him, along with his various “Kingstonians” and world-class musicians, on this ride.
"The Courtney John Project is a place where musicians can be brave and not have to worry about their expressions. It’s totally outside of the comfort zone,” explains Courtney John.
The Courtney John Project has garnered praise from hundreds of underground blogs and music aficionados alike. They caught the eye of Billboard magazine, who flew to Jamaica to witness the band in rehearsals. What followed was a Billboard feature titled “How Reggae Meets EDM in Jamaica’s 'Rootstronic' Courtney John Project”.
Listener’s first taste of the Rootstronic sound is found with the breakout single Soul Of A Man. The Wizard’s electro-heavy, adventurous engineering is certainly what makes the song a highlight on the album, as well as John’s unorthodox vocal delivery, which will surely surprise fans expecting that familiar sound. The Courtney John Project recently released the follow up single, Black Cinderella, a cover of reggae anthem and an Errol Dunkley original that was inspired by a Jimmy Rodway poem of the same name. Black Cinderella came out in 1972 on Fimi Time Label. The Courtney John Project reinvents the anthem in only a way they can deliver.
Previous work from John’s solo efforts has garnered him some of music’s highest accolades. Courtney John’s latest release From Letters to Words and 2009’s Made in Jamaica with the infectious single "Lucky Man" saw crossover success and was picked for the 2011 Axe/Lynx summer campaign that ran in the UK. The song was also featured in Julianne Moore's movie Still Alice which won her an oscar and Jon Favreau critically acclaimed Chef. Additional writing for Marcia Griffiths, Culture and Luciano along with vocal contribution to Sly & Robbie’s 2011 Grammy Nominated Album “One Pop Reggae” only further established John as a musical heavyweight and his title as the worldwide “Lovers Rocker.”
The band just completed their “Rootstronica Tour” which saw them playing at festivals and venues such as: Reggae On The River, Cervantes Ballroom’s-Other Side, Alhambra Theatre, Winston’s Beach Club, Liquid Joe’s, Harvelle’s, Cozmic, Flamingo Cantina amongst others to rave reviews.
The Courtney John Project’s debut album “FUTURE” is available worldwide.
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