Marvin Priest

Marvin Cornell Elliott better known by his stage name Marvin Priest, is a British-born, Australian-based singer-songwriter.

In 2007, Priest first toured with UB40, performing as a backing vocalist at the Raggamuffin Music Festival.

He has since worked with other artists. Priest co-wrote "Full Hundred" on his father's album 2 the Max (2005) and featured on "Childhood", a track from Maxi's album, Refused (2007). Priest appeared on UB40's album, TwentyFourSeven, co-writing "Slow Down" and featuring in "Dance Until the Morning Light" and a remix of "I Shot the Sheriff". After touring Australia in 2008, Priest set up connections with local club artists, and spent about half a year in the country. In 2010, Priest performed a duet with Ronan Keating for the latter's album, Duet, where they covered Cat Stevens' 1970 single "Wild World".

On 25 November 2011 Marvin Priest's debut album, Beats & Blips, was released in Australia on Island Records. In February that year, he had issued his breakthrough debut single "Own This Club", which peaked at number six on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum by ARIA at year's end.It also reached the top ten on the New Zealand Singles Chart. The song was written as a collaboration with DNA Songs members Antonio Egizii and David Musumeci. His second single, "Take Me Away" featuring Wynter Gordon, was released on 22 July and peaked at thirty-two on the ARIA Singles Chart, and was certified gold.

At the APRA Music Awards of 2012 the track, which was co-written by Priest with Antonio Egizii and David Musumeci (of DNA Songs), won an award for Urban Work of the Year and was nominated for Most Played Australian Work.

After a few years break, Marvin Priest is back teaming up with Rik-E-Ragga forming Ragga Records.

Their debut EP 'Warning' is out now on all digital outlets, and he is currently working on his solo EP due at end of 2018.

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