Mr. Elijah “Arthur” Allain, two time Groovy Monarch of St. Lucia as well as Lead Vocalist and band-leader of the band EvaLucian, and school teacher, is without doubt an exemplary youthful figure in St. Lucia.
Arthur’s professional music career stretches back to early 2008, which birthed his introduction to live band performances with the Matrix band. He continued to develop his craft over the years and in September of 2013, Arthur alongside two of his former students at Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School founded the now popular EvaLucian band. The band has served as acts on major shows such as Youthfest 2013, the 2014 SLAM concert, St. Lucia Jazz & Arts festival Opening 2014 & 2015, Soufriere Jazz, Jazz at Baywalk, Teatime Jazz, S.O.S., Rev Up with Burning Flames, amongst many others.
Arthur achieved his first major musical accolade in 2013, when he stunned all in attendance with a memorable performance of his hit song “Jumping Alone” which obtained him the 2nd place prize in the Groovy Monarch competition, after only his second attempt at the title. St. Lucia Carnival 2014, saw Arthur’s career reach its pinnacle, when he was able to capture the coveted title of Groovy Monarch 2014 with his self-produced and co-written track “Numb. Arthur repeated the feat of capturing the Groovy Monarch title again in 2015 with the song “Who I am #WestIndian”, a song paying homage to all Caribbean people. The song was accompanied by an official music video as well as a lyric video. In 2016, Arthur created history by becoming the first artiste to win the coveted title for a third consecutive time, with the song “Dat Beat”.
Arthur has served as an opening act for international artistes such as Machel Montano, Jah Cure, Munga, The O’Jays, Kassav and R. Kelly. In May of 2013, Arthur also had the distinguished privilege of opening up the final day of the main stage St. Lucia Jazz festival, sharing the same stage as the legendary O’Jays and R&B sensation R. Kelly.
In his spare time Arthur loves to play the keyboard, bass and guitar, and write and produce music. A musically blessed son, his aspirations are to break the international barrier and produce captivating music that will catch the ears of listeners all over the world.