Hailing from Jamaica and Great Britain, 21-year old Chris Demontague is making some impressive noise in musical circles all over the Globe. His unique sound, originality, Gospel roots – combined with the amazing ability to write great songs (beyond his years of experience), makes this international artist one of the hottest new talents to emerge in recent years. This artist also has a natural vocal ability, range, and control – that has a quality that’s usually not heard of from a Jamaican artist… at least not in a very long time. He has been penned by many as a modern-day version of Sam Cooke, fuelled by influences of Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and R. Kelly.
The music being produced is a powerful, memorable and interesting fusion, of Pop, Reggae and Soul. Quoting Cirroco Jones, Music Producer and Author of the best selling music industry bible “Music Powers’ – “Demontague’s voice is distinctive to the point that it matters”. The Artist has impressed some of Radio’s noteworthy taste makers. Miami’s WEDR – Lorenzo “Ice Tea” Thomas asked Chris to perform at the Jamaican Jump Off, and Ice co-signed for Chris Demontague as being one of the real up-and-coming future stars. Also discovering Chris are the nationally syndicated radio hosts The Baka Boyz, who will soon be debuting one of his tracks on radio all across America.
Last year, this artist performed at the International Soul Music Summit in Atlanta, and the Executive Director and Founder of the event Terry Bello, says, “I had over 150 artists, and 2,500 people from all over the globe attending my event – and it was Chris Demontague that had the whole convention buzzing.” Terry continues, “People from London, Japan, and in the USA ran up to me asking who is that young guy from Jamaica that sounded a little like Sam Cooke…but even better and hipper”. Chris Demontague also performed at X-Fest in West Palm Beach for Hip Hop station X102.3 in front of over 5,000 people, and quoting Program Director Mark McCray, “…Demontague tore it up!”
Currently Chris finds himself working on tracks produced by a who’s who of Grammy and Platinum selling producers and songwriters for his debut album – including Manuel Seal Jr. (Mariah Carey, Usher), JR Rotem (Sean Kingston, IYAZ, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears), Jason “J-Vibe” Farmer (Keyshia Cole), Ricco Lumpkins (TLC), Jerry “Fatz” Flowers (Keith Sweat, Joe, Dru Hill), Deep Singh, Cirocco (Michael Jackson, Johnny Gill), Nick “The Violator” Vidal of the Baka Boyz, and newcomer Reezington.
This artist will soon be releasing his first single, “Missing You”, which he co-wrote with award winning music producers Jerry “Fatz” Flowers & Ricco Lumpkins. He is also performing concert dates and doing a promotional tour to support the new release. With his arrival and movement on the music scene, there is an exciting sense that a major new star is in the making, and his debut single “Missing You” is just a hint of what’s to come.