Born Courtney ‘Yogie’ John in the parish of Saint Andrew in Jamaica, Courtney John is nephew of fellow lovers rock singer songwriter Mr.Beres Hammond whom he credits much of his influence to amongst others. He has developed much of his talent recording songs with many prestigious Jamaican producers and labels such as Philip ‘Fattis’ Burrells X-terminator productions, Fat Eyes, Taxi (with Sly and Robbie) , Harmony-House and for his own Fiwi music label.
In September 2007 , Courtney released his fourteen track debut album called ‘Unselfish’.
In June 2009, he released his hugely successful , second album named ‘Made in Jamaica’ which truly showcases his unique melodic vocals.
~Life with Damien communication with Mr.Courtney John~
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:53:36 +0000
Divine Love and Greetings ,Courtney,My name is Damien O’Shea(reggae media journalist) we spoke in connection with Live Messenger/Facebook/Skype chat the other day about putting together a typed dialogue interview for my blog http://www.lifewithdamien.wordpress.com
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:09:12 +0000Bless. You can send questions through when you are ready.Bless
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~Life with Damien interviews Courtney John~
Life with Damien says: “Can you tell us who your musical influences are, and what inspires you”?.
Courtney John: [..”I grew up listening to Alton Ellis, Denis Brown,Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder among others”..]
Life with Damien says: What is the tour/ recording schedule like for 2012 ?
Courtney John: [..”I go to Japan in May, and Europe in the Summer and America in the fall”..]
Life with Damien says: Have you any collaborations in the pipeline that you would like us to look out for in 2012?
Courtney John:[..”I have my most recent album coming out at the end of March called ‘From letters to words’ and I am currently working on another album with me featuring a producer call the Wizard”..]
Life with Damien says: “Of all the songs that you have produced so far is there any one song that means more to you than any of the others and why is it that you choose this one”?
Courtney John:[..”I treat my songs like parents having kids, none is more special than the other”..]
Life with Damien says:”Have you performed much in the U.K. in recent years and how do you feel about the recognition your music has received over there”.
Courtney John:[..”I have not performed there much recently,but I do like the vibe the U.K. gives me. It’s a very special place”..]
Life with Damien says: “Have you seen an increase in single/album sales, for the song ‘Lucky Man’ since it was used for the advert”?
Courtney John: [..”Yes and it just goes to show that good music has its place out there”..]