There is a first for everything is very much a cliché this suitably applies to Cave Shepherd All Stars calypsonian Ian Webster.
The social commentary singer who this year decided to enter the Sweet Soca competition as well as Party Monarch said he would step away from the typical “bumper and alcohol” Sweet Soca song.
“On Friday night I think I was able to bring that energy to the stage and people had enough opportunity to at least hear the recording of it but then they saw a visual and I think that is what gave me the opportunity to really to get into the finals,” Webster said.
Moving/Enjoy Yuhself is the name of his song and he noted that it is an open competition while stating that Sweet Soca is one of those things which cannot be predicted and believes that his chances of winning are just as good as anyone else.
“It is just a matter of performing on the day … I decided to experience with something this year and tried to get involved with the party scene by using a general theme without trying to get into bumpers and alcohol that people generally use in their party songs. I tried to stay away from those things in my music,” he added.
The artist who placed second in the Pic- O-De-Crop last year said he generally sings about life, love and situations in life to overcome in his songs. He said some of the only challenges this year would be issues with sponsorship which he stated is always a challenge but added he is thankful for his sponsors. (MR)