Likkle Lightning (aka Christopher M Campbell) was born in Kingston, Jamaica and lived with his mother in the city. During vacations, he visited his father, grandfather and grandmother on their farm in Westmoreland, in the west of Jamaica. At vacation end, he never wanted to return to the city and eventually moved permanently to the farm at the age of 13. On the farm he learned to love nature and realized the value of hard work to support family. This life led him to write the song "Early Morning Flash" which illustrates nature's ways of life. He also learned the simplicity and hardships of life with a large family in a small house, leading him to compose other songs about nature, God, and the peacefulness of country life versus the gang life of Kingston.
Likkle Lightning's father was a woodcarver and taught him sculpture in wood. While carving, Likkle Lightning continued to compose unique songs incorporating influences from the great reggae artists of the time, such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Beres Hammond and Freddie McGregor. He frequently visited Negril Beach which is close to the family farm. This beach is famous for its reggae parties, and he took advantage of every opportunity to watch the performing artists and to occasionally be allowed to perform single songs himself.
Likkle Lightning now alternates between life in New York and Jamaica. In Jamaica, he has had opportunities to perform at local events, sometimes sharing a stage with artists such as King Yellowman, Professor Nuts, Luciano and Sizzla. He has had interviews on Links FM radio and in the Jamaica Star newspaper. In the USA, Likkle Lightning has performed at several venues in New York, NY and Birmingham, AL. Each venue performance has increased his experience and creativity. Likkle Lightning is full of respect and joy for opportunities to make his music available to a broad audience.
Likkle Lightning is now working with Maria Jackson Entertainment (mjent.net) who can be contacted for bookings, jingles and dubs. His recent videos of "Early Morning Flash", "Mama Africa" and "Temptation" can be seen on youtube.com. More details of recent activities can be found on twitter @likklelightning facebook.com/cclikkle and soundcloud.com/likklelightning