The intention of my writing is to explore artists who really need to be recognized for their talent. This includes up-and-coming artists who are working their way to stardom.
It’s not often that we find real people who possess true talent and the passion to express themselves articulately through music. These rising stars work the hardest, yet often receive little to no recognition in this “who you know” music industry.
Luckily, I have met quite a few people who exhibit such talent and passion, some already in my circle of friends and family, and some not so familiar.
It is my pleasure to feature Mr. Chris Demontague:
Born in Great Britain and raised in Jamaica, 26-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 Chris one of the hottest new talents to emerge in recent years. Chris also has a natural vocal ability, range, and control. This combination is not so popular these days among music artists.
Chris has been coined by many as a modern-day Sam Cooke, fueled by influences of Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and R. Kelly. His music is powerful, memorable, and is an interesting fusion of Pop, Reggae, and Soul. Quoting Cirocco, music producer and author of the best selling music industry guide ‘Music Powers’ — “Demontague’s voice is distinctive to the point that it matters”.
Chris has also impressed some of radio’s noteworthy personalities. Miami’s WEDR — Lorenzo “ Ice Tea” Thomas asked Chris to perform at the Jamaican Jumpoff, and co-signed for Chris Demontague as being one of the most authentic up-and-coming future stars. Also discovering Chris are the nationally-syndicated radio hosts The Baka Boyz.
When Chris performed at the International Soul Music Summit in Atlanta, the Executive Director and Founder of the event, Terry Bello, stated, “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!”
Though Chris has been keeping busy and has consistently delivered note-worthy vocals throughout Jamaica, UK, and the US, he is still one of music’s best kept secrets.
Chris’ style is that of simple grace and his voice is amazingly magnetic. His music is deep and the lyrics are always meaningful and tasteful. He is definitely one to watch!
Though not his most recent single, his song, “Missing You” is still causing quite a stir.
Please take a moment to view the video of “Missing You” and hear the sweet melody of Chris’ voice!
Visit and “Like” Chris Demontague’s Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/chrisdemontague.