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Shurwayne Winchester


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Shurwayne Winchester was born on February 8th, 1974 in Tobago. He is undoubtedly blessed with a singer’s voice, a quick wit and an ability to make pictures with music. His talents first came to light in 1996, when he was only twelve years old and began competing in local calypso competitions, where he consistently placed within the top three. He participated in these local competitions until 1990, when he was encouraged to compete against seasoned veterans, such as Calypso Queen Denyse Plummer, Calypso Monarchs Cro Cro and Luta in the Carib Independence Calypso Competition. As a result of his performance, he was hired for various calypso tents both in Trinidad and Tobago from 1980 through 1996.

In 1996, Shurwayne joined the band “TROBBLE”, but the band was short lived. Upon its demise, he was asked to join “INXS”. One year later, Shurwayne auditioned for Spectakula, one of the largest “Calypso Tents” for Carnival. Spectakula’s management felt that he would be better showcased as a front line singer for a soca band, and recommended him to Andy Joseph, bandleader of “Traffik”.

His first recording was made in 1998, with the tracks “Leave it in” and “Soca Baby” with Traffik. His voice caught the attention of record producer Devon George. Then he recorded “Get out of my dreams” written to Marlon “Socket” Clarke. The song, released in December 1998, remained in rotation for two years until July 2000 a rarity in the Soca genre!


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  • KMTema24

    Luvin "Dont Stop!!!!!!!"

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • AlanSteward

    Get ready for some "Soca Fusion" for 2009. Tricia Hamilton's groovy soca hit for Carnival 2009 has it all: A mix of Indian, African, Middle Eastern, Hip Hop, and Dance Grooves and a ton of other influences makes this a cross over hit. Check out Tricia's page right here:

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Kesuratsu

    No MORE!! is beat

    14 Aug 2008 Reply
  • runabeat

    Shurwayne Winchester will be appearing at The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX, England on 19th July 2008 at 8pm. The show is called 'Soca Invasion' and other artistes include the Mighty Sparrow and Jamesy P. More artistes to be confirmed. Tickets on sale 3rd June 2008. Call 08707 602603 or visit

    26 May 2008 Reply
  • char_star

    (Saw him live two nights ago!)

    6 Jul 2007 Reply
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  • hilla-21

    Dont StOP Is AwEsOmE!!!!!!!

    11 Jun 2007 Reply
  • slew0408

    soca musiccccccc

    31 Mar 2007 Reply

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