Born in Annotto Bay, St Mary, Jamaica, Courtney Yogie John, is a confident and dynamic performer whose control and vocal range, at times seems larger than his size. At age 12, Courtney John penned his first song. In the nineties he co-founded FiWi Music, a record label known for producing quality reggae music. Known as one of todays best songwriters in reggae, Courtney John has written hits for Marcia Griffiths Shining Time and Beres Hammond Cant Stop A Man. In 2004 Courtney John was featured in the New York Times Magazine/ Jamaica special, as one of reggae musics artist to watch.