Me One

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Me One
Birth name Eric Martin
Also known as MC Eric
Born (1970-08-19) 19 August 1970 (age 46)
Cardiff, Wales
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, music producer
Associated acts Technotronic

Me One (born Eric Martin on August 19, 1970) is a multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter and music producer.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Martin is the son of Jamaican parents; his mother an English teacher from Kingston and his father a Pentecostal Church minister from Saint Mary Parish. Martin was educated in Cardiff, London and New York City. He holds dual Jamaican and British citizenship.

Work with Technotronic[edit]

Martin (as MC Eric) was a member of techno dance act Technotronic, providing lead vocals on the 1990 hit single "This Beat Is Technotronic". At the height of their career they toured with Madonna on her Blond Ambition World Tour in the 1990s.

Recent career[edit]

Martin's debut album under the name Me One was released in May 2000 on Universal-Island U.K.[1] The 12 track release was titled As Far as I'm Concerned[1] and featured Guru (from Gang Starr) on "Do You Know" and Michelle Gayle on a cover version of The Beach Boys track "In My Room". The latter was released as a single, along with "Game Plan" and "Old Fashioned".[citation needed]

Aside from his solo work, Martin has written with (or for) Jeff Beck, Maxi Priest, The Roots, Capleton, Lynden David Hall and the Sugababes.[citation needed]

In 2011 he signed a recording deal with Glasgow based record label Innovation Music.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kang, Millane (19 August 2000). "Keepin' it real around the world". Billboard. p. 40. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Innovation Music Official site - Artists page: http://www.innovationmusic.co.uk/artists/