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2014

My brand new album 'Easy To Love' is available now for pre-order.
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Maxi Priest Special Interview on Onstage TV with Winford Williams - February 08, 2014

2013

"My new single "Every Little Thing" is OUT NOW!!!" - December 17, 2013
Click Here to download on iTunes!




"Silver Star Presents Maxi Priest Interview Bang Radio 103.6 FM..."
Listen to Silver Star Presents Maxi Priest Interview - December 15, 2013

"In commemoration of Black History Month I was invited to the Royal Air Force Museum in England..."
Click here to read whole story - November 09, 2013

"A chance to win Maxi Priest CD! click the link below to find out how! "
Enter Contest  - October 29, 2013

"Exclusive Interview By THEWHATITDO.com"
THEWHATITDO.com - September 13, 2013

"MAXI PRIEST... when you put all those pieces together you have a solid business, and reggae needs much more of that.."
Jamaica Observer - August 20, 2013

"Easy To Love' by Maxi Priest - at #1 for the second week running!..."
Choie FM - July 28, 2013


Live appearance with SHAGGY on MYFOXNY.com - July 19, 2013



"New single "Easy To Love" OUT NOW ! "

Download "Easy To Love" on iTunes |  amazon.co.uk - July 16, 2013

"MAXI PRIEST GEARS UP FOR NEW SINGLE “EASY TO LOVE” AND UPCOMING ALBUM ON VP RECORDS..."
VP RECORDS July 09, 2013

"Maxi Priest "Easy To Love" is UK's Number One Reggae Single!!! "
Missile Entertainment - June 22, 2013

Brand new video "Easy To Love"

VP Records - June 17, 2013

Catch Live Stream of Maxi Priest performing!

The Seventh Annual Luminato Festival - Saturday June 15, 2013

"REGGAE SINGER Maxi Priest described the opportunity to participate in the upcoming AFCAR football game as “an honour.” "
www.voice-online.co.uk - May 20, 2013

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..."
www.reggaeville.com - March 29, 2013


Official video "Island Queen" Sasi The Don ft.Maxi Priest - March 29, 2013
 

"Reggae music rock the Ipswich Regent on Saturday 23rd March with Maxi Priest & Gappy Ranks putting on an excellent show..."
www.missilesound.com - March 24, 2013

"The Grammy nominated singer will be joined by his band with support by Gappy Ranks at the Ipswich Regent UK on Saturday, March 23,2013.."
www.eadt.co.uk - March 22, 2013

"Maxi Priest talks to Daddy Turbo ICR FM 105.7..."
Listen to ICR FM 105.7 Interview with Dj Daddy Turbo - March 20, 2013

"Maxi Priest won Best Male Vocalist at BRITISH REGGAE INDUSTRY AWARDS  2013..."
www.britishreggaeawards.co.uk - February 26, 2013

2012




Interview by Afrobuzz on Voxafrica UK - part 1
www.voxafrica.co.uk/afrobuzz - December 28, 2012


Interview by Afrobuzz on Voxafrica UK - part 2
www.voxafrica.co.uk/afrobuzz - December 28, 2012

Listen to Interview by Larry London on Border Crossings of VOA
www.voanews.com - December 24, 2012

Special TV appearance on PIX11

Video clip from  PIX 11 Morning News New York, NY
http://pix11.com/live/- December 11, 2012

"Sounds of Reggae successfully launched with Maxi Priest & Shaggy at Sirius XM..."
www.jayblessed.com - December 05, 2012

"Maxi Priest brings his cool reggae sound to The Howard Theater..."
POINTED MAGAZINE - November 28, 2012
 


Back stage @ Howard Theatre Washington, DC
Interview by John Blake  CaribNation Television - November 28, 2012


Maxi Priest interview  on BBC


Celebrating Black History Month, Maxi Priest special interview by DJ  Robbo Ranx BBC RADIO
Special Thanks to DJ Robbo Ranx BBC RADIO - October 04, 2012

"Here is the link for lots of photos from "John Lennon Tribute Concert @ Bermuda botanical Gardens in Bermuda SEP 21, 2012.."
Lennon Tribute 2012 - September 21, 2012

“It’s show time: Maxi Priest have been on the island preparing for the John Lennon Double Fantasy Tribute Concert ...”
Sarah Lagan - Bermuda Sun News - September 21, 2012

“International reggae singer Maxi Priest joined with local artists this afternoon [Sept 21] to mark the U.N. International Day of Peace...”
Bernews.com - September 21, 2012
 
“International reggae star Maxi Priest stopped by and trained with the Boulevard Community Club football team yesterday...”
Bernews.com - September 19, 2012
 
“Reggae superstar tells of his longstanding love for our island...”
Sarah Lagan - Bermuda Sun News - September 06, 2012
 
"Maxi Priest to be featured in the next edition of The Lankian..."
http://lankians.lk/662/ - August 26, 2012

“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)...”
Reihan Stephen - LIFE ONLINE - August 09, 2012

“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...”
Sunday Times Newspaper In Sri Lanka - August 09, 2012

“Pushing Reggae To The Max Maxi Priest on sustaining his career and the importance of reggae stars being musically versatile..."
Davina Hamilton - The VoiceJUNE 2012 - July 16, 2012

“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...”
Nick Krewen - TRONT.com - June 27, 2012



"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 all hits from 80's, 90's, "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".
Released: June 18, 2012
Purchase your Maxi Priest "MAXIMUM COLLECTION" at: www.amazon.com




"ALL MY LOVING - recorded by MAXI PRIEST for JOHN LENNON BERMUDA TRIBUTE CD scheduled to be released in June 2012"
doublefantasybermuda

“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... ”
Bernews - Bernews.com - January 18, 2012

"African Sky - Shine On Volume NO.1
All proceeds from sale of the song and album benefit the Tyler Foundation and their work with children in Japan,
especially in the earthquake / tsunami-stricken region. The song and album can be purchased at: www.tylershineon.org "
watch video - March 12. 2012


@ Pulse 48 Nightclub Brooklyn,NY - February 11, 2012
Video By: Honest Illusions Multimedia

SAY A PRAYER - DanceDanceRevolution II
Konami Digital Entertainment Inc - February 02, 2012

“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... ”
editorial-The Gleaner - January 27, 2012


Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival - January 26, 2012
Video by: On Stage TV


2011



Intwerview by Reya El-Salahi BBC Radio Nottingham - Xmas 2011
Live @ BBC LONDON 94.9FM Sunday Night Session Christmas Party- DEC 18, 2011
Merry Christmas Baby & My Favourite Things BBC London 94.9FM - DEC 09, 2011




Now available !

Maxi Priest’s ‘Time of the Year’ This album is his unique album of X'mas songs produced by Livingstone Brown & Maxi Priest in the UK, 2011. 
This Deluxe digipack CD features 12 brand new songs including ‘Merry Christmas’, ‘Favourite Things’ and ’12 Days of Christmas’.
The CD includes 5 Christmas cards including one signed and dedicated personally by Maxi to the purchaser.
MAXI PRIEST ONLINE SHOP

 

"The late Dwight Arrington Myers, affectionately known as "Heavy D" was more than a successful internationall hip hop artist and rapper... "
Tribute to Late HEAVY D - November 24, 2011

"It was nice to see the different generations of people all having a great time & awesome to see them all blown away when Maxi Priest came out"
Jojo Santo Tomas - Guam Pacific Daily News - October 01, 2011

“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). ”
ipeguam - September 07, 2011
 
“Back in Time .....Maxi Priest Concert @ Jeff's Piratees Cove Guam February 10, 1992 ”
Jeff's Pirates Cove - August 29, 2011

"Dear friends, Like many of you around the world, I was deeply saddened by the news..."
A message to friends in Japan especially Earthquake and Tsunami stricken region - August 06, 2011

Photos and videos from BAM R&B Festival 2011
MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY - August 04, 2011
 
“Veteran reggae entertainer, Maxi Priest delivered another stunning performance on Reggae Night at the Mighty Rockey Festiville...”
BVI Platinum News - August 01, 2011
 
“Maxi Priest takes BVI Festival Reggae Night to a whole new level !!! ”
admin - CARIB101.COM - August 01, 2011
 
“Maxi Priest painted a picture at the Henk Veen gallery, and wishes to auction it for the charity CHILDS LIFE...”
Artistic Aid Amsterdam - May 18, 2011

"Stunned,shocked and sad! These are some of the words to describe how I felt when I heard of Smiley Culture's death and how they said he died... "
Tribute to Late Smiley Culture - March 23, 2011

"Tippa Irie, Maxi Priest & Asher Senator talk about death of Smiley Culture..."
By Sheron P on her conduit show - March 20, 2011

“Maxi Priest performs at Reggae for Recovery in aid of the Queensland flood disaster at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Photo: Michelle Smith...”
Brisbane Times - February 03, 2011
 
“Maxi Priest is issuing a guarantee to those attending Rotorua's Raggamuffin festival - you'll enjoy yourself and there will be surprises... ”
Kristin Macfarlane - The Daily Post New Zealand -February 01, 2011

2010
 
“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 ”
Maxi Priest - December 18, 2010
 
“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...”
ZOLA - December 14, 2010

"Maxi Priest Japan Tour 2010"
Cotton Club Japan/Blue note Tokyo - July 01 ~ 06, 2010
 
“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.... ”
Dawn Langfield - LANGFIELD ENTERTAINMENT - March 20, 2010

"My heart and prayer 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 tragedy..."
Haiti Earthquake Relief - February 23, 2010

“It's not that Maxi Priest wasn't expected to bring down the house - it was the way he did it... ”
Carl Gilchrist - Jamaica Gleaner - January 28, 2010


"with Hall & Oats and Billy Ocean  day before  the show Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival..."
Live from Daryls House - January 2010

"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... ”
Maxi Priest - myspace.com - January 14, 2010

2009
 
"Colors Of Christmas"@ San Francisco Symphony-Davies Symphony Hall. Dec 14,15,16 2009 "
Shelah Moody - CityFlight.com 
 
“British reggae legend, Maxi Priest is heading for Zimbabwe next month for a one-off show at the Borrowdale Race Course in Harare... ”
NEHANDA RADIO - November 09, 2009

"When British based reggae singer Maxi Priest pranced on stage, the crowd roared in anticipation of the tasty musical palate that was to be offered..."
The World Creole Music Festival - November 01, 2009
 
“Press Launch Party of the 9.58 Charity Concert and 2010 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival at Strata nightclub,New York N.Y ”
South Florida Caribbean News.com - September 29, 2009
 
“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...”
House Of Blues - July 04, 2009
 
“Interview by Daddy Fridge on lightning 90.8fm ”
daddyfridge.podomatic.com - May 06, 2009

“Maxi Priest in Belize ”
7newsbelize.com - March 06, 2009

"5 Minutes With Maxi Priest on Trini Jungle Juice"
trinijunglejuice.com - February 10, 2009

"Maxi Priest. In what was arguably his best local performance to date,Maxi Priest, bursting with unbridled energy,
pulled out all the stops and gave the fans exactly what they..."
Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival - January 24, 2009

2008

"Maxi Priest, Shurwayne steal the show @ 10th annual COTT awards in Trinidad..."
newsday.co.tt - November 06, 2008

"Maxi Priest gives you the chance to take a look at his life and his work. Artists will talk furthermore about topics like the music culture from Jamaica, racism, and many more... "

Interview by Mousse T - July 02, 2008

"Anyone listening to local radio in the 80's, especially the launch of CBC's Radio Liberty will remember John's mix,
as he introduced Barbadians to Maxi Priest..."
Fundraiser for DJ John Barry - May 17, 2008

2007


Interview clip from The True Reggae Story
Documentary was filmed by young people
Nubeyond Ltd and Imani Media Ltd - July 2007

"UK's top reggae artists showing unity against gun crime the video is intercut with anti-gun marches to demonstrate that this is a national concern and does not just impact the immediate victims it effects the whole of society..."

Don’t Trigger Campaign - June 07, 2007

2006

"Maxi Priest gives dancehall his blessings ="Music is music. I get music from an open mind and respect for the art ..." "
Jamaica Gleaner - July 28, 2006

2005

"Maxi Priest and Paul “Barry Boom” Robinson produced Philip Levi’s “Mi God Mi King”; the first vinyl outing for a member of the troupe of Saxon MCs. The tune originally came out on a Bad Breed 7″ in 1984 and stormed up the reggae charts..."
uncarved.org - July 17, 2005

“MAXI PRIEST '2 THE MAX' PRESS RELEASE - An amazing experience, Maxi confirms. I thought I had a chest cold.."
Read article here - May 16, 2005

2003



World Peace Music Awards - June 14, 2003

"MAXI PRIEST lived up to the billing 'Enchantingly Close to You' at Montego Bay's Club Inferno on Saturday night, in St. James..."
Jamaica Gleaner - April 29, 2003

1999


Maxi Priest on Oprah Winfrey Show - September 14, 1999
Is This Love - In The Meantime CD by: Iyanla VanZant


TV - VH1 "Before They Were Stars"- August 14, 1999

1996

''I've helped give it a shaking up,'' Priest said of his efforts to promote fellow reggae artists. ''It's second nature for me to reach out to someone and say, 'Come here.' It's the way I was brought up. . . . ''
Orland Sentinel - December 27, 1996

"The art of being Maxi Priest..."
citypaper.net - August 12, 1996

1993

"Maxi again ventured into new territory after making his film debut in  -Scam- starring Christopher Walken and Lorraine Bracco..."
Clip from movie SCAM -Showtime - May, 1993

1991


Maxi Priest on Into the Night with Rick Dees - August 21, 1991

1990

"Maxi Priest single  "Close To You" from 1990 album BONAFIDE reach NO.1 on Billboard Hot 100..."
billboard - October 06, 1990