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Tilmann Otto a.k.a. Gentleman
Background information
Birth name Tilmann Otto
Born 04.19.1975
Osnabrück, Germany
Origin Germany
Genres Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dancehall
Years active 1998-present
Labels Four Music
Website Official website

Tilmann Otto (April 19, 1975 in Osnabrück, Germany), better known by his stage name Gentleman, is a German Reggae musician.



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.


He 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. The island has become a second home for him. In the meantime, Gentleman is also regarded as a popular reggae artist in Jamaica as well, which he regards as an honor, being a European. His career began with the collaboration of the band Freundeskreis which produced the song "Tabula Rasa." After beginning his career as a Deejay, his music oriented itself 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.




Year Title Chart Positions
DE [1] AT [2] CH [3] NL [4] FR [5]
1999 Trodin On 59
2002 Journey To Jah 14 19 21
2003 Gentleman & The Far East Band Live 15 10 34
2004 Confidence 1 1 4
2007 Another Intensity 2 5 2 72 75
2010 Diversity



  • 1999: Heat of the Night
  • 1999: Jah Jah Never Fail
  • 2002: Leave Us Alone
  • 2002: Dem Gone
  • 2003: Rainy Days
  • 2003: Runaway
  • 2004: Superior
  • 2005: Intoxication
  • 2005: Send a Prayer
  • 2006: On We Go / Caan Hold Us Down
  • 2007: Different Places
  • 2007: Serenity
  • 2008: Soulfood / Lack of Love
  • 2010: It No Pretty


  • 2003: Gentleman & The Far East Band Live


External links

Year Title Chart Position
DE [1] AT [6] CH [7]
1998 Tabula Rasa (feat. Freundeskreis & Mellowbag) 13 18 6
1998 In The Heat Of The Night
Trodin On
1999 Jah Jah Never Fail
Trodin On
2002 Leave Us Alone
Journey To Jah
2002 Dem Gone
Journey To Jah
2003 Runaway
Journey To Jah
2003 Rainy Days (feat. Tamika & Martin Jondo)
Gentleman & The Far East Band Live
2003 Widerstand (feat. Curse) 45
2004 Superior
20 20 76
2005 Isyankar (feat. Mustafa Sandal) 6 11 4
2005 Intoxication
33 58
2005 Send A Prayer
2006 On We Go / Caan Hold Us Down
Confidence & Soundtrack Hui Buh
58 48 76
2007 Different Places
Another Intensity
42 65
2007 Serenity
Another Intensity
81 88
2007 Zeit zu verstehen (This Can't Be Everything) (feat. Azad) 30 72
2008 Soulfood / Lack of Love (feat. Sizzla)
Another Intensity
2009 Changes


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