KEISHA MARTIN’S BIOGRAPHY
From the “concrete jungle” of Kingston Jamaica, emerges The Queen of Jamrock Soul, singing sensation Keisha Martin – dubbed as the first lady of R&B, Soul, and Reggae. The third of six children, Keisha migrated to Brooklyn, New York at the age of nine. She demonstrated her talents, like many others before her, singing in her church choir. ” It did not take long for her to start securing first places in talent shows, from high school productions to amateur night at the “World Famous Apollo Theater.
Keisha is not only a phenomenal vocalist and writer but also a significantly talented actress in the making. She has co-starred in the hilarious family play “2 Jezebels” with Cleve “Chu Chu” Warren from Jamaica, known for such works as “Crazy Landlord,” “Passa Passa,” and “Moore Passa Passa.”
What makes Keisha unique is her ability to deliver whatever the crowd wants to hear. From R&B, to culturally uplifting, to moving the crowd with party tunes. Whatever the genre, Keisha fits right in. More than a brick house vocalist and deejay, she is an accomplished songwriter and expert dance choreographer, who have won dancehall competitions in Canada, Cleveland, New York, and Jamaica. She has also worked with some world-renowned producers such as, Todd Terry, Robert Livingston [Big Yard] DJ Big Kap, DeeNucka, and Self, Keisha has managed to hone in on her craft, maintain a style all her own and definitely possesses all it takes to make it to the top.
In addition, she also graced the stage with reggae industry greats such as, Bushman, Dean Frazier, Wayne Wonder, Taurus Riley, I-Wayne, Gyptian, Kymani Marley, Tanto Metro and Devonte, Spragga Benz, Ed Robinson, and Twins of Twins.
Her mixed CD presented by New York City’s powerhouse DJ Kevin Crown, was a compilation that satisfied the most discriminating musical taste. Her fans know what she is about and fan base is growing rapidly – Keisha Martin’s new single “BELIEVE” is a powerful and riveting ballad done over a simple one-drop “riddim.” Filled with emotion, sincerity, and truth, this song will grab you by the hand, smack you across the face, have you inspired, and ready to take on the world. She is ready to share with the world apiece of her.
With inspirations and musical role models such as Nina Simone, Patti Labelle, Billie Holiday, and Bob Marley, it is no wonder Keisha writes, sings, and performs with the passion that she does. The spark that has ignited the fire inside the little girl from Kingston is now burning out of control, and musically it is getting hot!