The Pulse of Entertainment: ‘Rock Steady Love' With Maxi Priest
on New Single and Maranto's 'Faith Through The Fire' To Be Released November 16, 2018
"I want to thank everyone for their support," said Grammy nominated
Reggae sensation Maxi Priest about his last album "Easy to Love" (VP Records). "It had an
awesome run. I'm still on tour for it."
Maxi recently released
a new single "Rock Steady Love" on VP Records to follow the successful run of his last album.
keep it moving...a lot of folks heard this track...saying you need to release this,"
he said when asked as to the timing of the singles' release while still on tour riding the success of his last
album. "Spread some love."
Maxi Priest is a Londoner with Jamaican
descent known for his fresh sound that fusing Reggae and R&B. He entered the music scene
with a self-titled debut album release "Maxi Priest." His following project
"Close to You" reached Billboard #1 - making him one of two British Reggae artists
to have a U.S. Billboard #1 hit. His "Easy to Love" release off VP Records reached #2 on
"Without them there is no me," Maxi
Priest said about his supporters and fans that are the reason for his Billboard chart
His most notable hits include
"That Girl" featuring Shaggy and "Set the Night to Music" featuring
Roberta Flack. The sweet "Rock Steady Love" single, as he said, just keeps it moving offering more of
the popular Maxi Priest style Reggae music. www.MaxiPriest.com
Jamaican Inspiration artist Maranto,
also known as songwriter Mark Branford ("Cheerleader"), to release "Faith Through the Fire" project November
the project Maranto said, "It's a five track project. I was planning to do a full album...the way things worked out right
now its five tracks. The message we're trying to put out is we each have differences but
we all are interconnected."
Maranto recently moved to Atlanta and is currently working on a full
the time being we're staying here and are recording," he said. "We hope to do
a full album after this. We will see what God has planned."
Maranto who co-wrote/produced
OMI's "Cheerleader" hit single has recently partnered with the Diabetes Association of Atlanta
to do diabetes screening at his concerts that begin in November on the 18th. Born August 28th as Mark Branford,
the Renaissance man, has been performing since he was six years-old in church - his father
is a preacher. He wrote his first song in 2002 while in college.
had never done it before. I was experimenting," Maranto said about his first experience
songwriting. "When I was in college I just hoped that I'd become an international
star. I'm different now. I just hope this music gets out so the Word can be heard."
The words Maranto talked about are of an uplifting
and Spiritual nature.
"In Jamaica and the Caribbean they feel hopeless after high school...what's next?
You can't get a job," he points out. "I want to be able to uplift young people...and
be a positive influence."
Well young people learn by example and Mark
Branford aka Maranto has made an excellent example of someone who uses his God given talents
and makes a living from them - his job. He does not wait around to be hired - he hired
himself and the product he is selling is his talent. "Faith Through the Fire" has just released its third
single, aside from the title track, titled "I Need Your Fire." It is in anticipation
of the November 16th "Faith Through the Fire" project release.
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership
of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public
Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is
Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: "Uplifting Minds II" Free Entertainment Conference annually in Baltimore (April) and
Los Angeles (October). Offering Entertainment Business panel and a talent showcase and
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