Wayne Marshall. Photo by J. Lingo.

Wayne Marshall. Photo by J. Lingo.

Singer Wayne Marshall is making a strong impact at radio and on the charts with some hot new singles from his catalogue. His latest ear candies include “I Forgot Them” on Leftside and Esco’s Galore rhythm; “Dying For a Cure” on Wayne Morris’ Purple Skunk label; and “Forgive Them Please” on the Camp Fire label.

“I Forgot Them,” a cleverly crafted tune has been creating waves ever since it hit radio late last year. It has now been released on the Young Legends label.

“Dying For a Cure” features singer Alaine on the Istanbul rhythm. The song speaks about the AIDS epidemic facing the world at large. :Alaine and myself were on the RE School Tour where theme was basically about safe sex and AIDS awareness. Based on the alarming AIDS statistics, we decided that it was important that we had something to say on the matter,” Marshall explained.

He added “We will be shooting a video for the song, which will be directed by Michael Cushnie. We didn’t want to sound too cliché in what we wanted to say as far as the song is concerned. We wanted the feeling to come across as real as possible.”

“Forgive Them Please,” according to Marshall, was written to send a message to the criminal elements in the society. “It was written towards the elements that are causing war and violence in the society. Basically, I am begging for forgiveness for them, because they really don’t know what they are doing. A lot of youth commit crimes and don’t even understand themselves,” said Marshall. He said he was motivated to write the song based on a scenario that took place in his life. ‘Sometimes you just have to pour out your emotions through the pen,” Marshall pointed out.

The past year was a fruitful one for Marshall. His comeback on the scene was facilitated by a handful of hits including “Make Them Come,” “Marry Wanna,” “Happy Days” and “Die without You.”

December was a hectic one for the new father, his son’s mother is a former Miss Jamaica World, Regina Beavers. He performed at the Wolmers Boys Barbeque, Beaches Sandy Bay, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Ocho Rios, the bMobile Christmas Concert held in Emancipation Park, Guinness Sting, Reggae Campfire, Unity Splash, and Smirnoff Experience.

“I was extremely pleased with my output in 2005, and I look forward to continuing the hard work in 2006.”

Wayne Marshall is featured on two albums which were nominated for the Best Reggae Album category at this year’s Grammy Awards – Third World’s “Red Green and Gold,” and Sean Paul’s “The Trinity.”