Courtney John's Lucky streak

By Simone Morgan Observer reporter

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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ALMOST three years ago, singer Courtney John's song Lucky Man was the official theme for Unilever's Axe Lynx Summer Holiday campaign in the United Kingdom.

Recently, the song was chosen for the soundrack to the new movie Chef, starring Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jnr.

John, who used the music from The Paragons' I'm a Worried Man for Lucky Man, said the song is a salute to the timeless sounds of the 1960s.

"I think its just a combination of that timeless period of music. The rocksteady era contributed to Jamaican music and culture and I feel so honoured to have been given the chance to merge this era with that great period of Jamaican music," he said.

Chef is written and directed by John Favreau, whose credits include the hugely popular series Entourage. The comedy premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival and was released in select theatres on May 9 by Open Road Films.

John kick-started his career in the late 1990s as Yogie. Back then, he got the breakthrough with radio-friendly songs like That Was Then and I Go Crazy.

Currently, he is promoting the single Nothing For Free which is from the debut album of his band, The Courtney John Project.

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