New Face On the Scene: The Courtney John Project


Have you heard of The Courtney John Project? If you haven’t, it’s time to broaden your musical tastes.

The Courtney John Project is infused with a new sound called Rootstronic, which is one part Kingston mash-up and the other part euro-electronica with a blend of contemporary music.

The powerful trio includes Grammy-winning musician Steven “Lenky” Marsden, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist, Courtney John and producer, The Wizard.

Courtney John’s latest release From Letters to Words and 2009’s Made in Jamaica was a crossover success in the UK.

Steven “Lenky” Marsden received the 2004 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award and later acknowledged by the Grammy Committee for his renowned “Diwali” dancehall riddim used for Sean Paul’s song of the year Get Busy.”

Lastly, The Wizard, at the age of 25, worked with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Michael Franti, and Beres Hammond.

Signed with FiWi Music Label, the three innovators released their album, Future in April 2013. From that album, their breakout single, “Soul of a Man” became fans’ personal favorite. “Soul of a Man” highlights Courtney’s unique vocal delivery and The Wizard’s adventurous engineering. It is obvious that they are doing a creative experiment, stepping outside their music comfort zone and it’s working!

Hailing from Jamaica, The Courtney John Project is not only locally known, but is now international.

Check out the video for “Soul of a Man.” Let us know what you think.

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