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Elston ‘King Ellie Matt’ Nero

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Ellie_MattEllie started music at a very early age when he was introduced to steel pan, by his eldest brother Joseph (Boy Blue) Esdaille.  He was tutored in guitar by ‘The Bertie Brothers’ and ‘Sammy Watts’, and is a self-taught Keyboardist and Bass Guitarist.

As an accomplished Musical Arranger, Composer, Bandleader and Calypsonian, he traveled throughout the entire Caribbean, North America, Europe and Japan.  And for 10 consecutive years he played for Trinidad Carnival. Antigua, St. Martin, The British and US Virgin Islands, Toronto, New York City and Aruba festivals were also very much frequented by Ellie Matt and the GI’s Brass.

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Sylvester ‘King Socrates’ Hodge

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Socrates_comKing Socrates a local and regional music icon.  He is a much decorated calypsonian as well as an accomplished songwriter, recording artiste, entertainer, and bandleader.  He has won over 15 local, federal and regional calypso titles.

Legally known as Sylvester Hodge, the King burst onto the scene in 1980 after having moved backed to St. Kitts from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) where he played bass for a number of bands.

He won his first crown in 1981 in the Sandy Point Buy Local Calypso Show and has since been crowned the St. Kitts National Calypso Monarch on a number of occasions.

In addition, King Socrates has won the Federation King three times and is the reigning Buy-Local King, a title he has twice won.

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Rolhensha ‘Rolhy’ Henry

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Rolonsha_Com_copyOn October 11th 1990, hidden deep within the exotic Caribbean on the twin island federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, Rolhensha T’ Keyah Henry, affectionately known as “Rolhy” was born. At the tender age of four years, Rolhy led a glittering troupe of preschoolers in a Child Month parade through the capital streets of Basseterre which climaxed with her introducing the troupe to the massive crowd. The overwhelming response from the adoring crowd ignited her love for the performing arts and the rest is history.

Her journey in the entertainment industry officially began in 2009 when she launched her first music video and single “Defend It”. Since then she performed for the Miss National Carnival Queen Pageant 2010 and Moon Splash in Anguilla.

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St. Kitts Infamus

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It is not hard for music lovers to identify Infamus’ songs from other local, regional and international artistes, for he has a distinctive style…a fusion of Reggae, Dancehall and R&B.  Infamus, born Kervin Benjamin, started singing at the tender age of 10, but it was only in recent years he saw his dream of becoming a professional artiste become a reality. In mid-2009 Infamus decided to pursue a professional career, and with the release of his singles and music videos, including ‘Coke & Hennessy’, 'Used to Be’, ’21 Gun Salute (We Miss You) and his most recent music video ‘Feel Like Crying’, he had already solidified himself as one of the premiere artistes in the Federation.

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