Continuing on the legacy of a distinguished parent comes with honor, and at times pressure to be on par with the impressive musical lineage. But Christopher Ellis (son of International Reggae and World Music Awards Hall of Fame inductee Alton Ellis) has managed to forge his own path boasting his distinctive unique sound.
Crafting his individual lane by fusing his embedded rocksteady DNA roots, R&B soulful tone, and as displayed on this latest release, “Only Want You Naked” LISTEN HERE the essence of Lovers Rock, Christopher has managed to pick up the proverbial heirloom baton. The musical composition of producer Matthieu Bost (Skanking Sweet – Chronixx) that accompanies Ellis’s vocal chords delivers a timeless sound to the track, and as he belts out “All for you… I just hope you know That they… They only want you naked They only want you naked Yeah yes Eh I want four kids and a wife Two dogs big house real life with you Ma”, he masterfully captivates the longing emotions.
Speaking on his latest release, the soulful crooner related “The song started as an open concept, about a man trying to compete for a woman’s love when he only has love to offer and it seems that there are more impressive guys around. In the writing of the last verse though I decided to include my own life as well, after all I’ve got 4 kids and a wife … and two dogs. Still working on the big house though!”
Just in time for the holiday season, give the gift of music with “Only Want You Naked” available November 26th, 2019 on all major streaming platforms and digital outlets by Ghetto Youths International.
“If I can add one small credit to my father’s existing legacy I’d be happy with that. These are exciting times, and I’m going to give my music and my supporters everything I’ve got.” – Christopher Ellis
CHRISTOPHER LAMOUR ELLIS was born the youngest male progeny to “The Godfather of Jamaican Rocksteady”, the late ALTON ELLIS. Talented in his own right, the soulful 28 year-old 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 on March 12, 1982 in London, England, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS 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 realize how groundbreaking his father’s legacy was, what his father meant to the country of Jamaica and the enormous influence that his father had on the development of the reggae and dancehall music genres.
Christopher humbly comments, “I feel privileged to have this great man as my father, to be involved with and learn from such a great man is completely an honour for me.” The talented singer-songwriter looks at the time that he spent touring with his famous father as a period of learning. Christopher reminisces, “For me, singing with my father was more like schooling; it prepared me immensely for my own career.” 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.
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