Wayne Marshall is an award winning solo singer, songwriter influenced by music as diverse as reggae, Soul and contemporary R&B. Wayne cites musical influences and singers such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Otis Redding to be huge inspirations.
His first paid performance was at the age of 12 where his first reggae music productions were at school (which were played on an international sound system called (Jah Tubby's). Two years after leaving school he scored his first of 4 top five reggae chart songs, witnessing his two performing partners follow shortly after. Wayne would later go on to then produce top 30 and top 40 National Chart singles, he also has occupied the No. 1 spot on the Urban music charts for over 11 weeks and won numerous awards for Best Single, Best Album, Best Newcomer, Best Male Artist.
Although his songs were considered controversial at the time, he received extensive magazine and newspaper coverage and has been featured on the front covers appearing in the following publications: The Face, Blues and Soul magazine, Echoes, Touch Magazine, The Voice newspaper, New Nation, Caribbean Times, Music Week, Sunday Mirror, The Jamaica Observer and the Sun newspaper. He has also appeared at major venues internationally alongside other major acts such as R-Kelly, Beverly Knight, Omar, Caron Wheeler, Gwen McRae, Jodeci, Busta Rhymes and Beenie Man.
"90 Degrees and Rising" - No.1, in the Music Week Dance Chart for 3 weeks. (No.1, in the Urban Street Chart for 8 weeks) Sales to date: 103k
"Censored" - No.1, in the Urban Street Chart for 7 weeks, Sales to date: 97,000.
Wembley Arena, Indigo 02, London, NEC, Birmingham, Hammersmith, London, Earls Court (for Capital Radio) Brazil (headlining Nationwide Stadium shows) Jamaica TV special for Channel 4, Amsterdam
R-Kelly, Mary J Blige, Beverly Knight, Omar, Caron Wheeler (Soul 2 Soul Lead singer) Gwen McRae, Adina Howard, Jodeci, Jones Girls, Intro, Dennis Brown, Ken Boothe, Sugar Minott, Tabby (Mighty Diamonds), Blackstreet, Pauline Henry (The Chimes), Sizzla, Frankie Paul, Tony Matterhon Glen Jones, Busta Rhymes, Beenie Man, Emotions, KC & Jo Jo, and many others.
Reggae Reggae Sauce - Levi Roots Jones Girls, Shirley Murdock, Ebony and Maxeen. General Levy (Co-writer)