LUTAN FYAH – TOURING THE WESTERN US, HAWAII AND CANADA – IN MAY/ JUNE 2008.
This young Jamaican talent is currently in big demand worldwide. He is part of the conscious dancehall movement started by artists like Tony Rebel and Garnett Silk. There is great excitement about this tour right from the start. Lutan is touring with his female vocalists from Jamaica and his band is tight and on point.
Lutan Fyah has had several popular music videos- Badness Nah Pay, Peace in Spanish Town, Phantom War, Wipe Those Tears and Rasta Still De bout in top rotation on Jamaican networks Hype TV, Cable 54, TVJ and BUN, and he is now one of the hottest reggae artists worldwide. He gets top play on the major Jamaican stage shows, and in Europe he tours through the larger venues and works most of the key festivals there such as The Sundance Festival in Holland, The Upsalla in Sweden, The Rototom in Italy, Summerjam in Germany, and The Reggae Geel in Belgium. In 2007, he was a top performer at the annual Ragamuffin Bob Marley Day Festival in Long Beach, California and also did the Seabreeze Festival in LA the same year. Lutan Fyah is on the cover of the heavily circulated (100,000 copies) 2007 annual Reggae Festival Guide. At the end of 2007, he also recorded a music video for 2b1 Productions in San Francisco. Fans are eagerly awaiting it’s release.
Lutan Fyah’s consistent conscious message, expert phrasing and aggressive movement in the business has helped to keep him as one of the most popular current reggae artists on the world stage.
Biography: Lutan Fyah
Like so many other young aspiring artists in Jamaica, Anthony Martin trod that same dispiriting round of Kingston’s studios and record producers, where he was met with indifference and, at times, ignorance. At Mark Myrie’s Aksum Studios however, there was a different reception. Here the young chanter’s promise was immediately recognised. He passed his audition with flying colors. The man now known as Lutan Fyah spent what he terms his ‘internship’ at Gargamel, where he recorded over sixteen songs for Buju Banton, while also freelancing for other producers. His debut release was actually for the Crazy Hate label and his breakthrough tune ‘Ambassador’ signaled the arrival of a significant new talent in Kingston’s musical maelstrom.
Soon thereafter, Lutan Fyah was opening stage shows for Jah Mason and other associated artists in Jamaica, and then internationally. His overseas debut performance was with Jah Mason and Ras Shiloah at the 2001 North West Reggae Festival in Seattle, U.S.A.
Since then, Lutan has spread out to an international audience, and was soon performing across North America in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York. In the Caribbean he has performed in Nassau, and on the other side of the world, he was well received in Europe. After headlining concerts in London, he made a huge impact in mainland Europe, and in 2004 he toured there extensively spending over a month in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and returning to France as the year drew to a close to consolidate his burgeoning European reputation.
After being a guest on Turbulence’s massive ‘Different Thing’ to great acclaim, and releasing many successful singles in the reggae market, Lutan Fyah released his first full length CD- ‘Dem No Know Demself’, in 2004(Minor 7 Flat 5). This masterful debut was followed by the equally impressive ‘Time And Place‘, which was released by Lustre Kings the following year. On this production, tracks like “As Long as Life Lasts” and “Speak Softly” display his versatility as both a sing-jay and classic roots singer. Other songs such as “Fire in theBarn“, and “Upliftment“, featuring Jah Dan of Noble Society, and “Streets of the Ghetto“, all show that Lutan Fyah stands out among other artists. Creative melodies and a poetic, lyrical approach make for stand-out performances on tracks like “Don’t Waste Your Time“, featuring Yami Bolo, and the beautiful empress tune “Woman of Principle“, for which there is a forth coming video.
Lutan Fyah’s current release- PHANTOM WAR (Greensleeves), brings forward the timeless Rastafari message of liberation and redemption. This CD features his smash single and video combination with Josie Mel, “Rasta Still Deh Bout“.
Lutan Fyah creates a sound that flows from the wellspring of the conscious DJ movement on another CD released on VP records, entitled HEALTHY LIFE STYLE produced by “Fatis” Burrell of Xterminator Records. The time is now for Lutan Fyah to take his place at center stage of the reggae world, and he is doing just that. He is currently much loved in Jamaica and Europe, and his fame continues to spread from there.
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Contact: Peter Wardle
King’s Music International
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