Getting ahead in the music business can be a big mountain to climb, but local artist Cotterell has already left base camp and is looking towards the summit.
He has proven himself to be a quadruple threat, able to produce and write songs, play instruments and sing. His work has not gone unnoticed by international recording stars, as he has now co-written a Machel Montano number – ‘Teacher’ – which was released on 19 March.
Born Stephan Cotterell in Florida to Jamaican-Caymanian parents, he discovered a love of music at a young age. By the time he was in middle school, he and his friends were working on pieces together.
“We were freestyling, beatboxing and knocking out rhythms on tables throughout middle school and high school,” he said.
The artists that inspired him at the time were also powerhouse producers. Pharrell Williams and Timbaland were definitely at the top of his list –…