Martin Zobel & Soulrise
Fully Fullwood and Martin Zobel
(© Fully Fullwood and Martin Zobel)
Fullwood Music proudly presents Martin Zobel & Soulrise. Germany based Martin Zobel is one of the hottest international Reggae artist on the road today. With his tight band featuring special guest renowned reggae legend Fully Fullwood, this is a show not to be missed. This is a CD release party for Martin's brand new album "Land Of The Free" produced by Fully Fullwood.
In Germany Martin Zobel and his band, Soulrise have already become an integral part of the reggae scene. Their last album, “One Future!” which was first released on Irievibrations Records in 2010, made it to the top 100 Billboard Charts in several European countries. In light of the fact that reggae is not a mainstream genre, this is a remarkable achievement.
The new album “Land Of The Free” was released in Europe on May 18th and went straight on #1 on German Amazon Reggae Charts! The release for the US is scheduled for July 2012.
Early in 2011 Fully Fullwood, the Jamaican Roots-Reggae legend became aware of Martin Zobel’s music.
Founder and leader of the crucial Jamaican reggae band, the Soul Syndicate, Fullwood was jointly responsible for several hits reggae superstar Bob Marley recorded during the sessions with Lee “Scratch” Perry, and as a bass player he was a vital part of
Peter Tosh’s ‘Word, Sound & Power’ band. Furthermore, his bass lines can be heard on countless other legendary recordings, including those of Dennis Brown, Derrick Morgan, Max Romeo, Michael Rose, Keith Hudson, and Big Youth, to name a few. It is by no means exaggerated to say he’s one of the most important musicians since the very beginning of the genre until the present day.
The experienced Jamaican has made it very clear to the young German musicians that he loved what they did together and that he wants to work with them on a longterm base. The first United States tour for Martin Zobel and Soulrise is scheduled for September 2012 – so it looks very much like “Land Of The Free” is only the beginning.