Maxi Priest / Press

“Check out the official music video for 'Holiday' premiering NOW on Yahoo Music and on http://youtu.be/kMjRdLE6PrY”

“Maxi Priest Performing Live on BMA - CBS46 Atlanta watch video http://www.cbs46.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10484166#.U_JOWn364AI.twitter”

“There's no time like summertime when it comes to releasing a collection of smooth reggae songs full of fire and soul, and Maxi Priest has just done that with the eagerly awaited "Easy to Love"”

“In 2014 Maxi Priest has returned from a 7 year hiatus with his new album on VP Records, Easy To Love. It features collaborations with familiar faces like Beres Hammond and Sly and Robbie”

“Maxi Priest 'Easy To Love' on iTunes Radio FIRST PLAY! Easy To Love Out Jul 1 (Digital) Jul 8 (In Stores)”

“British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent and the man who gave the world hits like “Just a Little Bit Longer,” Maxi Priest, is set to release a new album in the U.S. release next month...”

“With new international tour dates and an iTunes Radio exclusive, Maxi Priest revs up for the U.S. release of Easy To Love, available July 1 (digital) and July 8 (in stores) on VP Records. He is the first reggae artist to ever land iTunes Radio’s First Play, where fans can hear the album in its entirety a week before release.”


“Live Report: Maxi Priest At BB King's, New York City”

“Maxi Priest is easy to love...”

“Maxi Priest – Every Little Thing - The minute I heard this tune, it made my hair stand on end!”

“The NEW album from Reggae legend Maxi Priest "Easy To Love" is out now! ...”

“Maxi Priest promises love at CFW finale...”

“Easy To Love-The new album waves the flag of lovers’ rock blending Reggae, R&B & Dancehall, aimed at a universal appeal...”

“Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club...”

“Reggae Singer Maxi Priest Covers John Mayer’s ‘Gravity’ (Song Premiere)”

“British reggae icon Maxi Priest will perform live at CFW 2014 scheduled for June 11-16 in Kingston, Jamaica...”

“This album is about time, and a moment,” says Maxi Priest in a press release...”

“EASY TO LOVE Label: VP Records Release Date: June 16, 2014 [EU] July 01, 2014 [US] Be among the first to receive Maxi's new single, an interpretation of the John Mayer hit "Gravity" (emailed as a high resolution mp3 file) and an autographed copy of "Easy To Love" on CD when you order before May 9, 2014. Get in on this exclusive offer NOW! Click following link to pre-order! http://www.vpreggae.com/Easy-To-Love-Maxi-Priest-p/vp1978.2.htm”

“My CD 'Easy To Love' is available now at VP Records for pre-order. Please tell all your friends to get it NOOOW!”

“Maxi Priest Special - Onstage with Winford Williams”

“In commemoration of Black History Month I was invited to the Royal Air Force Museum in England...”

“#MaxiPriest #EasyToLove @ #1 on South Florida Reggae Chart!”

“MAXI PRIEST... when you put all those pieces together you have a solid business, and reggae needs much more of that”

“'Easy To Love' by Maxi Priest - at #1 for the second week running!”

“Maxi Priest with SHAGGY Live on Fox 5 Good Day NY Morning Show - July 19, 2013”


“Maxi Priest ‘Easy To Love’ Is Uk’s Number One Reggae Single – June 2013”

“Maxi Priest "Easy To Love" is UK's Number One Reggae Single!!!”

“REGGAE SINGER Maxi Priest described the opportunity to participate in the upcoming AFCAR football game as “an honour.””

“It is always great to see an entertainer who is comfortable with himself...”

“Maxi Priest in Chicago, IL @ The Shrine "On this night, Maxi Priest brought his brand of "Raggae-Fusion" which produced the sound that proved so commercially successful in the past..."”

“Reggae music rock the Ipswich Regent on Saturday 23rd March with Maxi Priest & Gappy Ranks putting on an excellent show...”

“The Grammy nominated singer will be joined by his band with support by Gappy Ranks at the Ipswich Regent UK on Saturday, March 23.”

“Maxi Priest won Best Male Vocalist at BRITISH REGGAE INDUSTRY AWARDS 2013...”

“Interview by Larry London - Border Crossing -VOA December 24, 2012 (click link to listen)”

“Hosted by Pat McKay, SiriusXM Radio Program Director at their posh midtown Manhattan studios, the New York press came out in full force to hear what headline acts, singer Maxi Priest and Grammy award winner Shaggy had to say.”

“Maxi Priest's "Time Of The Year" X'mas deluxe CD now available from Maxi Priest Online Shop!”

“It’s show time: Maxi Priest have been on the island preparing for the John Lennon Double Fantasy Tribute Concert ...”

“International reggae singer Maxi Priest joined with local artists this afternoon [Sept 21] to mark the U.N. International Day of Peace...”

“International reggae star Maxi Priest stopped by and trained with the Boulevard Community Club football team yesterday...”

“Reggae superstar tells of his longstanding love for our island...”

“A chat with Maxi Priest. With just a few more days left for him to perform live in Hikkaduwa which is the party hub of Sri Lanka, Life Online caught up with the creator of hits such as “Wild world” and “I just wanna be close to you” Maxi Priest. Maxi Priest is also scheduled to perform tomorrow (10 August) in Colombo at the grand opening ceremony of the 21 day cricketing carnival - Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL)... ”

“Someone should introduce Maxi Priest and Lasith Malinga. The British-Jamaican reggae singer is a big fan of the Sri Lankan cricketer’s bowling action. “I’m here for the cricket premiere...”

“Pushing Reggae To The Max Maxi Priest on sustaining his career and the importance of reggae stars being musically versatile...”

“Maxi Priest’s take on Jamaican history “To be a part of Jamaica’s anniversary of independence is significant to me because it’s my people’s,” said Max “Maxi Priest” Elliott when reached at his home in London, England last Thursday. “Not to say that I am one of the greatest supporters of the initial independence. I kind of think we weren’t ready for independence.” Priest, whose 1990 smash “Close to You” remains, along with UB40’s “Red, Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” the only British reggae acts to score chart-topping North American hits, feels differently today, right? “Do I?” responds the 51-year-old with a chuckle. “No, I don’t, because I think we’re still dependent on a lot of other parts of the world. “I am not one of the persons that believe we are ready for independence, but I am a supporter of my people. We are now in independence so we gotta make the best of it.” ....”

"Reggae music has flourished in this post-Internet age. As verified by his longawaited retrospective, `Maximum Collection' Maxi Priest has earned his place among other greats such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals and Dennis Brown in spreading the reggae gospel far and wide. Maximum Collection isn t just a play on his name but a statement of fact one enhanced by fresh new recordings and remixes that'll dazzle even his most ardent fans and which underlines Maxi s enduring quality for all to hear." by: John Masouri - - The DOUBLE-CD "MAXIMUM COLLECTION" contains 36 SONGS including "Make It Yours" (ft. Shurwayne Winchester); "Rough Diamond" (ft. Gappy Ranks); "Fever" (ft. Dennis Brown & Shabba Ranks) and brand new single "Nothing But Trouble" from up coming new album "NOTHING BUT TROUBLE". Purchase your Maxi Priest "MAXIMUM COLLECTION" at: www.amazon.com

“Seven local musical ambassadors were awarded for their contribution to the development of Jamaica’s music at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival Jan 26, 2012. They are: Legendary deejay King Yellowman, songbird Marcia Griffiths, the evergreen John Holt, the King of Ska Derrick Morgan and master bass player Lloyd Parkes of the Lloyd Parkes and We the People Band, Shaggy and Maxi Priest. ”

“British reggae superstar Maxi Priest, a fixture on the Bermuda entertainment scene since the 1990s, will be lending his voice to the upcoming John Lennon tribute CD being released to mark the former Beatle’s creative resurgence on the island. ”

“Maxi Priest - Time of the Year! (out now) There are certain landmarks that all truly great singers measure themselves by. Maxi enjoys worldwide acclaim from audiences made up of all races, creeds and class. By making a Christmas album, he’s now ventured down the same path as other iconic singers such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, yet there’s a tradition of Christmas songs in reggae music too and not least by Maxi’s cousin, the late Jamaican reggae star Jacob Miller. Christmas belongs to everyone. “It’s that special time of year when people care for one another, and feel love for humanity,” explains Maxi, quoting from the outstanding title track, which he wrote specifically for this project. “It’s when everything stops and we put our differences aside, because I’ve no wish to discriminate against anyone....continue”

“Now Available! My Christmas Deluxe Album ‘Time Of The Year’”

"It was nice to see the different generations of people all having a great time; and awesome to see them all blown away when Maxi Priest came out."

“A chance to win tickets to the Maxi Priest Concert ( with Special Guests Big Mountain ) on September 18th, 2011 at the Leo Palace Resort Guam (must be a resident of Guam).”

“Back in Time .....Maxi Priest Concert @ Jeff's Piratees Cove Guam Febuary 10, 1992”

“Veteran reggae entertainer, Maxi Priest delivered another stunning performance on Reggae Night at the Mighty Rockey Festiville.”

“Maxi Priest takes BVI Festival Reggae Night to a whole new level !!!”

“Maxi Priest painted a picture at the Henk Veen gallery, and wishes to auction it for the charity CHILDS LIFE ”

“Maxi Priest performs at Reggae for Recovery in aid of the Queensland flood disaster at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Photo: Michelle Smith”

“Maxi Priest is issuing a guarantee to those attending Rotorua's Raggamuffin festival - you'll enjoy yourself and there will be surprises. ”

“Did you know Zola? We are preparing an online memorial to the late Zola Burse and ask his many friends and colleagues from around the world to share any recollections or photos they may have of him, so that his life and achievements will never be forgotten. Send to: ripzola@gmail.com Bless ”

“Today I’m saddened by the passing of my dear friend Zola Burse who was also my tour manager. Zola was part of my own family and a father figure to me...”

“St. Maarten's 30th Anniversary of the Heineken Regatta - March 07, 2010 Then came the hype and the anticipation of watching headliner Maxi Priest hit the stage. The crowd had driven through hours of traffic, waited through hours of prize-giving and other musical acts, not to mention rain, and were more than anxious to see the legendary artist take the stage.... ”

“It's not that Maxi Priest wasn't expected to bring down the house - it was the way he did it.”

"My heart and prayers goes out to the people of Haiti, I want to do all I can to support the international relief efforts in the wake of this natural disaster”

"Colors Of Christmas"@ San Francisco Symphony-Davies Symphony Hall. Dec 14,15,16 2009

“British reggae legend, Maxi Priest is heading for Zimbabwe next month for a one-off show at the Borrowdale Race Course in Harare”

“Press Launch Party of the 9.58 Charity Concert and 2010 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival at Strata nightclub,New York N.Y”

“NEW NAME MUSIC & EXECUTIVE DECISION ENTERTAINMENTS Presents; The 2nd Annual British Lovers Rock Gala Awards...”

“Ma'ake Chris Entertainment 4th of July Island Reggae Jam with Maxi Priest, Sons of Manasseh, Trey Smoov, Na Drua and Special Guest Appearances by NFL Players from the World Champion ...”

“Interview by Daddy Fridge on lightning 90.8fm May 06 2009”

“Free Mother’s Day Weekend Concert! May 09 2009 (Miami, FL)”

“Maxi Priest in Belize ”

“Maxi Priest stole the show as the curtains came down on the 2009 Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival on Saturday night...”