We are still finalizing our artists. Currently, we have the following artists scheduled to perform in 2019.
Razor & Leonce + The Request Band
From the time she was a little girl dancing in the front row isles of Spectacular Forum, Leonce has loved and has always been surrounded by soca music. Living on the sweet twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Leonce’s first chance of fulfilling her fantasy came when she performed at the junior calypso competition.
In 2005 after meeting Rayzor, band leader and lead male vocalist of The Request Band based in NY, she was given a shot at joining the band. With Rayzor now being her mentor, she has now become the number one female vocalist in North America and it’s only the lack of opportunity to break through and gain the respect deserved from her peers in the country where she was born and raised is missing.
Leonce has been nurtured by influences such as Lord Kitchner, Singing Sandra, The Watch Man, Trinidad Rio, Denyse Plummer & Ella Andel and will continue to be disciplined as she has been showing since becoming the lead female front line vocalist (State Year)with the NY based Request Band destined to follow in the footsteps of Destra Garcia, Fayann Lyons, Allison Hinds and Shennel Demster Etc
Her release for 2016 WARN DEM has amassed close to 200,000 views on youtube since its been released.WARN DEM should a mega hit to look out for this upcoming Carnival once given its fair share of exposure.
Rayzor has been singing from as early as he could remember. Coming from a musical family in La Brea, South Trinidad. Performing was just a way to have fun and to pass time. His early influences came from Ninjaman, Capleton and Wayne Wonder as he was a big fan of dancehall music.
In 1998, Rayzor and a few artist from Port of Spain formed a group called the XTREMISTS. Under the guidance of a local “Soca Michael Jackson” impersonator Andy Stephenson, Rayzor made the transition from dancehall and became a Soca Artist.
After having the added influence of artists such as Andy, Ajala, KMC, Machel Montano and others to learn from and to build upon, he worked on his craft with dedication and hard work. He later migrated to the U.S and became a member other The Request Band which he’s now the band leader and lead vocalist.
He is best know for past mega hits like “SPONSOR MEH” The Cooler Fete Anthem and Summer Mega Hit which in 2013 won him the Soca Award for “Best US Based Song” alongside the biggest North American Soca Collaboration “BESS FETE” which was done together with RQB bandmate Leonce RQB. A song that dominated the airwaves and Synergy TV.
Rayzor is destined for greatness and it shows as he continues to work hard with his band to spread Soca music in to the masses worldwide.
His 2016 release GYAL DROP DAT on the warn dem riddim is an energetic party starter for the Ladies.
One year later ms.moon joined one of Dominica’s most prestigious bands “Natral Vybz International”, as a lead vocalist where she had been a member for three years. She also released local hits with Natral Vybz such as “Hati” featuring Elisha Benoit. This song was dedicated to the people of Haiti after the tragic earthquake. Additionally, the song “REAL MAN”, in January 2011, she performed in Jamaica at the Rebel Salute show. Ms Moon has opened up for artists such as Barrington Levy, Queen Ifrica, Christopher Martin, Cecile, wyclef jean, The Meditations & Irie Sol etc. She has also opened for an Etana concert at the Reicchold centre for the arts in St. Thomas USVI and has performed recently at the 2017 Carifest festival following her live 2017 concert at the Minnesota Music Cafe. In 2014 she took part in the Q95 radio station talent search in the Commonwealth of Dominica where she battled for the crown of best performer and singer and won.. She has also recently won the 2017 competition called “Sing St.cloud” in Minnesota where over more than 14 competitors battled for the winning position.
International Reggae All Stars
Featuring one of today’s hottest reggae vocalists, Westmoreland- Jamaica’s native Lynval “Golden Voice” Jackson, the International Reggae All-Stars play reggae, dancehall and all the Bob Marley classics, and bring peace, love and positive vibrations with them where ever they go. You can catch them every Tuesday at Bunkers Bar & Grille in Minneapolis.
You might see The Pan‑handlers at the same parades you usually see Chopstix Percussion, Top Chops Brass, and Hot Chops Color Guard. You’ll also find us at festivals, parties, and other events any time of year.