Christopher Ellis @ The Jazz Cafe in London
Sunday February 25th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Christopher Lamour Ellis was born the youngest male progeny to “The Godfather of Jamaican Rocksteady”, the late Alton Ellis and Sigma Ellis. Talented in his own right, the soulful 30 year-old Lover’s Rock, Roots Reggae, R&B crooner has been astounding audiences with his incredibly natural, smooth vocal stylings since the age of 11. The Jamaica Gleaner notes, “His look and sound closely mirror those of his dad, he has beyond a doubt inherited the soulful vocals of his father.”
Born in London, UK, Christopher frequently performed with his legendary father on world tours, leaving lasting impressions on international audiences across the globe, including in the territories of: Jamaica, New York City, Italy, Germany, London, Spain and Canada, to name but a few. But, it wasn’t until the fledgling songbird was about 14 years old that he started to realise how groundbreaking his father’s legacy was.
During his learning curve years, Ellis found himself perfecting his song writing talents and passion for music by performing regularly at venues such as the Jazz Café near his home in London, England.
To date, Ellis has recorded two singles, including the aforementioned ‘End of Time’ and a rendition of Alton Ellis’ song entitled, ‘Willow Tree’, a sweetly seductive lover’s ballad that showcases Christopher Ellis’ versatile musicality. Released on Marley’s own Ghetto Youths International, Inc. record label. When Christopher recorded the fresh-sounding single “Don’t Change Your Number,” featuring hard-hitting rhymes from Bay-C of the dancehall super group T.O.K, this enjoyed strong radio airplay. The swinging up-tempo track is a departure from the one-drop reggae fare Christopher is best known for, but he’s embracing the creative growth. “It’s always nice when people can’t predict what’s coming,” says Christopher, who recently shot a video for the tune in Jamaica. “Showing versatility is a great thing”.
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