Marvin Priest, is a British-jamaican, artist ,singer-songwriter born in Lewisham, south east London, England and is the son of UK reggae singer Maxi Priest (born 10 June 1961). Priest has eight siblings and one of his younger brothers, Ryan Elliott, was in the UK boy band, Ultimate Kaos, which achieved chart success in the 1990s. Marvin grew up listening to R&B, hip-hop and reggae music and has toured the world performing & writing songs.
Priest also signed to universal music publishing & has since written many songs & featured with various artists inc Shaggy, Vybz kartel, House of Shem, Maxi Priest, Beniton the Menace (smoke) and before his own song releases co wrote many songs including, “Full Hundred” on his father’s album 2 the Max (2005) and featured on “Childhood”, a track from Maxi’s album, Refused (2007). Priest appeared on UB40’s album, TwentyFourSeven, co-writing “Slow Down” and featuring in “Dance Until the Morning Light” and a remix of “I Shot the Sheriff”.Priest performed a duet with Ronan Keating for the latter’s album, Duet, where they covered Cat Stevens’ 1970 single “Wild World” & also co wrote & sung “crossing over” with g wizard in 2014.
Marvin has covered many genres of music including reggae & pop music & started his career in 2007. He found his first break signing to Island/Universal records & in 2011 released his debut pop studio album, Beats & Blips, in Australia, which spawned the top ten single “Own This Club” 3 x platinum on the ARIA Singles Chart, as well as top one-hundred singles “Take Me Away” 1 x gold and “Feel the Love”. “Own This Club” was also a top ten hit in New Zealand & at the APRA Music Awards of 2012 own this club , won an award for Urban Work of the Year and was nominated for Most Played Australian Work.
2015 Priest met Rik e Ragga & together with their love for good music they started they’re own label “Ragga Records” & have released 2 eps ,’Searching for Paradise” 2016 (reggae no.1) & “Warning” 2018 feat marvin priest & Rik e Ragga. They toured Australia with The Wailers , Arrested Development & New Zealand with House of Shem early 2018 .
The label will be releasing priests new ep coming for 2019.
Previous Albums :
“beats & blips”
“Searching for paradise “