Gentleman resides in Cologne, but sometimes names Jamaica as his home away from home. He is the son of a Lutheran pastor. He is the father of two children named Samuel and Tamica, and married to Tamika, a background singer of the Far East Band, which has been supporting him since his first concert tour of Germany in 2002.
Gentleman has been traveling to Jamaica regularly since he was 16 years old. Legend has it that he became hooked on his brother’s Reggae records and thus wanted to get to know Jamaica first-hand. His career began with the collaboration of the band Freundeskreis which produced the song “Tabula Rasa.” After beginning his career as a Deejay, he oriented his style on the classic form of the reggae genre like that of Bob Marley. He sings mainly in English or rather Patois (Jamaican-Creole). With songs like “Send A Prayer,” Gentleman expresses his deep belief in God, without referring to a particular religion. His album, Confidence, climbed to number 1 on the German album charts in 2004. After ten years of making music under the label Four Music he moved to Universal in 2010.