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Chris Demontague thrills with "Mssing You" Featured

Entertainment News Written by  Simone Winter Thursday, 24 February 2011 07:57 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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It is rare when Jamaican-born artistes set aside a degree in economics to focus on a career in the music business. He wowed the audiences at this year's Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival with a marquis performance that showed that he has the requisite skills to make it in the biz. Now, he is building an impressive fan base among young teenyboppers who are in love with his ice-cream smooth sound and incredible good looks.


He read for his degree at the Kingston University in London.

"The day after I did my last exam, I headed straight for Jamaica," DeMontague confessed, admitting that he pursued his degree just so "I have it, but music is my real profession".
 
Chris has been penned by many as a modern-day version of Sam Cooke, fueled 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 Cirocco, music producer and author of the best selling music industry bible ‘Music Powers’ -- “Demontague’s voice is distinctive to the point that it matters”.

Chris has impressed some of radio’s noteworthy tastemakers. Miami’s WEDR -- Lorenzo “ Ice Tea” Thomas asked Chris to perform at the Jamaican Jumpoff, 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.

Chris recently 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 2500 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 here 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”. Demontague also recently 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.

Chris Demontague will soon be releasing his first single, “Missing You”, which he co-wrote with awardwinning music producers Jerry “Fatz” Flowers & Ricco Lumpkins. Chris is also performing concert dates and doing a promotional tour to support the new release. With Chris’ 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.
 

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