Category Archives: Music & performing arts

DaGreat White St Lucia soca artiste

I am DaGreat White, soca artiste and song writer born and bred in Castries St Lucia. I have a passion for music and I take great joy I creating soundtracks which appeal to a wide demograph of people. My soundtracks are available online via Soundcloud or youtube. Follow me @dagreat_white on Instagram,twitter,soundcloud. For bookings email: dagreatpromotions@gmail.com IM HERE TO ENTERTAIN ?

Kisha – Saint Lucia soca artiste

My name is Kisha Joseph formerly known as Sweet Kay, St Lucia soca artiste. I was born on July 13th,1998. I developed a passion for soca music at a very tender age, but my journey to pursue that path commenced during my secondary school days where I first took part in my very first calypso competition and obtained second place.

In the year 2014 I was on the way to improving my craft and won my schools’ Mathematics soca competition where the riddim I sang on was sent to me by soca icon Fay Ann Lyons from Trinidad and Tobago. That same year I took second place in my school soca competion for both groovy and power soca.
In 2014 I released my first power soca track “Fire waist”. In 2015 turned put to be a bigger and better year for me when I released another single but this time in the groovy soca category entitled “D Vibe”. That single made waves around the island awarding me a very successful carnival season having me perform at some of the biggest events for the season where I was a guest artiste at the soca monarch finals, the offical close down session for St lucia carnival Mas attack hosted by choice, Inter commercial house, Kaiso head quarters and alot more.


My biggest achievement so far as a female soca artiste was last year 2016 where I made it to the Soca monarch finals with my groovy soca entitled “No Shame”. Although I did not place, this was a phenomenal moment for me being the youngest artiste to make it to the finals in an industry dominated by males.
This year I will be having yet another amazing season so look out for my new music which will be releasing very soon !

Facebook- Kisha Kikigirl Joseph
Instagram- @Kisha_Kay

Benje The Artist

Contact: 1 242 421 7233
Email: benjemusic758@gmail.com
Instagram: benjamin.allexander
YouTube: Benje The Artist
Place of Birth: St. Lucia
Place of Residence: Nassau, The Bahamas
Founder of The Matrix Band in St. Lucia, for the past eighteen years.
Currently part of the band Visage from The Bahamas
I am a Soca Artist (have done Reggae as well), Drummer, Musical Director and Producer. I have released a number of songs over the years. A few of the most recent ones are:
‘Bahamas Masqueraders’ -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE_tmuQDCtg
‘La Bam Bam’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxHq4eBh1a8
‘Look Trouble Again’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6tCIEnPQjA
And my latest release:
‘Winer Dem’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etaZSfBjISY

Music is my passion and my drive.

Dwight Florent- When Words Fail Music Speaks!

Dwight Kerry Florent Address- Grande Riviere/ Gros-Islet Telephone Number- 4841007/4503007 Email- Dwightos9000@hotmail.com

Dwight Florent, born July 24th 1998 has always had a deep passion for music. I grew up in church where I first started to play my first instrument drums at the tender age of 5. After about 6-7 years of playing drums as church I then decided to make a change to the bass guitar. I still felt deep down inside that it wasn’t the instrument for me, hence leading me to the guitar where I felt like home. I still tried my options by going on to the keyboard. I took classes at the St. Lucia School of music for keyboard but I still felt a deep passion for guitar. Even my piano teacher saw and felt it. After years of taking late online guitar lessons off YouTube and loosing hours of sleep, I was finally getting the hang of it. My friend then invited me to take part in a Jazz Improvisation master class at the St. Lucia School Of music. I was nervous but took part. After the Program The teacher then openly invited me to join the St. Lucia School Of Music Jazz Band called ‘Black Antz’. It was in this band I gained the opportunity to perform at the St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, Travel to countries such as French Guiana, Venezuela, Martinique, Suriname etc. I took guitar classes at the school for a very short period of time when the school got a guitar teacher but I must say the a majority of what I play today was learnt off YouTube and self experience of coarse. My parents have been very supportive of my musical career I must say. My father realized my passion for it and was playing jazz music by the legends Norman Brown, George Benson, Foreplay etc. every morning on my way to school from the age of 8 to 15. It was like I was being programmed to learn it, which I did. Up to a day like today I can still sing every single lick that was played in the record. I have been playing guitar professionally for about 4 years. I’ve also started to develop a love for producing music as well which lead me to invest in my very own home studio that I dreamed about. So far I must say my musical journey has been a very exciting one, and I look forward to showing the world what Dwight Florent has to offer. Awards Throughout my many years of being a musician, my accomplishments have given me exposure and many opportunities to be featured on television networks, such as being a participant of the Young Leaders program on Choice TV, being featured on Island beats by the Visitors Channel, which occasionally uses samples of my original music on their program to help with the promotion of our island St.Lucia and also performing on HTS rising with my band ASAP. Moreover, the previous minister of health, wellness, human services and gender relations Alvina Renolds recognized my talent and awarded me during her “2015 Baboneau Youth of Excellence Awards” ceremony where I received the music award. I also gained the title of the best music practical student 2015 at the Corinth Secondary School and was awarded during my graduation ceremony. My music experiences have ventured from, performing at the St. Lucia Jazz and Arts festival’s various venues such as Baywalk Jazz, Soufriere Jazz, Marigot Jazz, Jazz on square, Side stage (stage 2) etc. for 3 consecutive years with many bands and artists such as Shayne Ross, The ASAP band, The St.Lucia School Of Music, Barbara Cadet, my band “Dynamix” and Kayo Guverra. I’ve also toured with artists such as Rob Zii Taylor to Barbados and with Chrycee Charlemagne to New York, Staten Island, Houston Texas and Atlanta for live shows and performances. Also I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Venezuela and French Guiana representing the St. Lucia School Of Music at live performances and music workshops. In addition, I was chosen to represent St. Lucia in Brazil at an international youth conference and workshop. Moreover, I was also the guitarist for the 2016 soca monarch competiton with the band extreme which backed up and played for every soca artist in the groovy and power soca segment. My playing has been heard on many popular local tracks such as “Dat Beat” by Arthur Allain, “Swim my way” by Ezra D’funmachine, “Neighbour” by Sedale and currently working on new music with Teddyson John and Yannick Plante (Minor Productionz)

Dylan Dave Thomas – Focused And Headstrong

Dylan Dave Thomas, a young man with ambition and undeniable passion for music, has embarked on a musical journey with every intention to succeed at every task placed before him.

From the tender age of nine, Dylan’s eyes were fixated on the music industry and it was then that his love affair with percussion instruments began to bloom.  His journey started at the Saint Lucia School of Music where he majored in percussion, more specifically the drums, but has learned to play a myriad of instruments along the way. With a burning desire to learn and to gain experience in performing and arranging music, he formed ‘Impulse’ – a band comprising his fellow secondary schoolmates at Saint Mary’s College.

Realising that nothing worth having comes easy, Dylan worked tirelessly at his skills and personal development to arm himself with the tools needed to succeed and was hugely rewarded for his efforts. From the early onset, Dylan received various awards from the Saint Lucia School of Music in ‘Percussion Studies’ which afforded him the opportunity to travel to South America to partake in a music festival, play along some of the biggest names in St. Lucian Soca and tour the United States of America with the band Caribbean Groove.  Being a member of three bands – Black Antz Band, Dynamix and a Jazz Band Ensemble – does come with a hectic schedule, but despite this Dylan found the time to work with Grammy Award Nominee ‘TWEET’ and Ms. Kameelah Williams known as ‘Meelah’ from the group 702 when his expertise were requested.

Regardless of evanescent bumps along his path to success, Mr. Thomas has learned to keep focused and head strong, to disregard distractions and to keep his eyes on the prize. At the top of his list is the development of self and skill, and the love and appreciation of and for friends and family. As he strives to be the best definition of a ‘True Saint Lucian,’ Dylan Thomas leaves us with these words:

“I know first-hand how difficult it is to get into and to survive in the music industry, but once you possess a passion and a dream there is nothing that can set you back permanently. Just believe in yourself and as I always say NEVER LOSE FOCUS”.

Contact:
FaceBook- Dylan Thomas
Instagram- dylan_ddt

Micheal robinson- so full of vibes!

A young man of undeniable talent and charm, Michael Robinson has his eyes set on becoming one of the greatest vocalists that the Caribbean has ever produced. Born into a family of musicians, Michael developed a love for music and effortlessly found his voice in more ways than one. At an early age he discovered his passion and talent to match and so began his journey to stardom.

Michael started performing as a backup singer at his family church, Streams of Power Ministries on Waterworks Road, Castries, St. Lucia. His spiritual background and strong family ties have molded him into a gentleman beaming with humility and gratitude which keep him grounded along his journey.

In 2007 he was pushed out of his comfort zone to open for gospel sensation Mary Mary at GosFest. The voice was now in great demand and he soon began serenading at pageants, performing at weddings and competing at Youth Fest where he emerged victorious. Michael’s career began taking shape in 2011 when he started working with notable St. Lucian producers to professionally record his music. The result was Michael receiving his due recognition for his star quality crooning. Local radio stations included his music on their playlists with each song landing a spot in the top 3 amongst locally produced music on countdowns.

Michael continued to expand his repertoire, producing more original music. He spent the second half of 2013 creating and releasing four hit songs; ‘Caribbean Way’, ‘Who Feels It Knows It’- tribute to slain friend, Chereece Benoit, ‘Island Love’ featuring St. Lucian beauty and songstress, Aiasha, and a cover of ‘The Christmas Song’. The genres range from pop to R&B and each nabbed the number one spot on local charts.

In 2014, Michael continued to satisfy his fans with a cover of John Legend’s ‘All of Me’, the release of ‘Frenzy’ which was number one on local charts, and his first groovy dance-hall hit ‘Make You Mine.’ Also in 2014, one year after performing backup on the main stage, Michael performed at various Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival events as a lead vocalist, with his very own main stage Jazz performance, backed up by two musical icons, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson and Barbara Cadet. November of that same year, he was fortunate to share the stage and perform with Jamaican sensation, Tanya Stephens at OMG Fest and had the pleasure of serenading the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia for her birthday. Up to this day, Michael has collaborated with fellow St. Lucian entertainers, and has proven he is not afraid to experiment with musical genres as he was crowed favorite and got a tremendous reception every time he took the stage with soca artist and DJ Sirlancealot for performances of their popular 2015 Groovy track “Hooray” during St. Lucia Carnival. The people desired more from Michael, so he opened up 2016 with his 3 rd release off his up-coming album called “Living life” which has created a resounding buzz throughout the island & region. In April, Michael featured Grenadian artist “Mr.Killa” on his 4th release off his project. Of course, with the Saint Lucia Festival around the corner, Michael Robinson was in high demand. In May of 2016, Michael was ready to set the stage at the Opening of Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival headlined by dancehall artist from Jamaica, Mavado . He was also awarded his time to shine and spread his feel good music at Pigeon Island Landmark, where he performed before the last act of the evening, Kassav. When you thought performing at two of the biggest stages at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival was enough, the sensational singer took his amazing energy to Fire Grill Jazz, Tapas On The Bay & Tea Time Jazz .

We can expect so much more from this rising star in years to come. He has been featured in local and regional media and performed regionally at the Barbados ‘Cooler Jazz’ launch. The word has surely gotten out about Michael Robinson and this is only the beginning. Michael continues tirelessly to put in the work and is currently working on a music video for his unreleased single off his upcoming Album called “SHADES” This project which feature local, regional and international artistes, to be released soon

Michael is intent on making music that inspires others and makes them feel good. If you asked him he would tell you he is human being first; one who feels what others feel and can identify with their moments of joy, sorrow, heartbreak and triumph. He believes in his dreams and that of others, as is reflected in his work with a local charity named Our Future.

With a voice that soothes and music that grooves, Michael Robinson is certainly the artiste to watch. MR. Music has arrived…

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Rio Mayne – Born to take over!

Rio was born Mario Stuart Marius in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia but grew up in the capital city of Castries. He attended St. Mary’s College and then Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, and it was there that Rio was heavily inspired by musical artistes both on the mainstream and underground markets.

In 2009 he decided to publish his music onto the world wide web via Facebook. During that period he joined the multi-talented S.A.M The Family musical group which opened doors of success with the release of the group’s highly anticipated S.A.M Mixtape Volume 1.

In late 2011, in an effort to expand his fanbase, Rio took on another challenge – Video Production. He studied the artform, went through online tutorials and courses, and even scrutinized the work of those before him to surpass their current standing. His dedication to learning paid off and all his hard work gave birth to “Rio Mayne Visuals”, his own brand under which all his videos are marked.

It’s 2016 heading into 2017 and Rio Mayne has decided to really put his music inspired career in full motion. He will release 3 major projects in 2017 accompanied by videos and live performances.

He continues to develop as an artiste, where he wishes to break-through onto the mainstream market as well. Let not the entertainment work driven success fool you, Rio Mayne wishes to go back to school and even there he plans to takeover.

Connect with this goal driven artiste, videographer and all round individual on instagram and twitter @riomayne and www.facebook.com/riomayne

Kiz is here to make you a believer !

Kyle Warrell, professionally known as Kiz, began his musical journey in early 2013, writing music, recording demos as KDUBB and covering other popular music. Deciding to journey further, Kiz has stepped forward with his songwriting and singing capabilities and is now ready to release sure-fire music from his own original collection. With a goal to show just how diverse Saint Lucian music really is, Kiz is here to make you a believer.

Having performed in the earlier part of 2016 during the Saint Lucia Jazz And Arts Festival, and, armed with a fiery catalogue of self-written music, Kiz is set to release two brand new singles in early 2017 entitled “Foreplay” and his first ever Soca single “Fire Waist.”

This young and extremely talented singer, songwriter and performer promises a lot more music in the future!

To coonect with Kiz, follow him @Kizmusic758 on all social media platforms (FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter)