Gentleman - is he a huge star in Germany?

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Gentleman - is he a huge star in Germany?

Postby Chocolate Soldier » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:15 pm

I just heard a tune from Gentleman inna modern JA roots style & its rather good indeed...whats his profile - well known in Germany?
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Postby Chocolate Soldier » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:16 pm

well I guess I just answered my own question

http://www.journeytojah.com/index_flash.html
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Postby Ekki » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:20 pm

His new album went straight to the top of the german charts!
Good and solid album!

Reggaewise a lot of things happen in Germany!
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Postby Chocolate Soldier » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:25 pm

150,000 sales of (I assume) 'Journey to Jah'
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Do I take it he is from England originally?

" I moved over here from England seven years ago, with very little money (no change there) and a pocket full of dreams, of which several seem to be coming true...."
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Postby rez » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:40 pm

No I think he's from Cologne originally.

I'm quite a fan myself some German people I know say he's a big star in Germany but that most of his fans are just pop music heads and that most of the german reggae massive don't check for him!!

Sounds a bit mad but would well believe it.
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Postby Dadi Digi » Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:12 pm

I aint got anything by him but I have heard a very recent 45 via a mate and I was very impressed to say the least.
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Postby ephteeay » Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:49 pm

90% of reggae fans in greece love him.. im the 10 percent.
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:58 pm

There are 10 reggae fans in Greece? I thought you were all alone.
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Postby Pluto » Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:21 pm

I'm here as well, so that makes two of us. And believe it or not, we've never met each other!
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:01 pm

So you love Gentleman, I suppose?
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Postby Mario 2 » Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:11 pm

I have to admit, i dont like this guys music at all...but its all taste isnt it? I also dont like bitty mclean who most people love here, and even tho i like xtrmntr, I do not like their drum sound, which i just cant listen to for more than two tunes.
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Postby Chocolate Soldier » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:24 pm

I checked out his Journey to Jah album in a shop a while back just out of curiousity & had to admit it was good in a commercial kind of Major label reggae way,,obviously I did not buy cuz its not really my thing..
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Postby Chocolate Soldier » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:32 pm

<No I think he's from Cologne originally. >

It seems he is based in Cologne but
why does it say he moved from England to Germany in his official BIO on his webbenseite?..
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Postby Liam » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:43 pm

I wouldn't call that album vaguely commercial, Chocolate Soldier. The album is just choc full of well-penned, arranged and produced pure reggae music that any JA artist would be more than proud of.

I have been at approx 9 or 10 dances in Germany this year and must have heard at least 1 Gentleman tune at each session. The hardcore over there do check for him, and even if they say they don't, the do. He's so popular there now that some misguided folk wouldn't admit to listening to an artist that gets mobbed by 16 year old girls!
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Postby rez » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:15 pm

first tune I ever heard of him was "fade away" off the 'troddin on' album and to this day it sounds wicked. At first I presumed it was a Jamaican artist was a long time before I realised it was a white german kid, wicked all the same though!
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