Born and raised on the smaller of the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean soca artiste, Shurwayne Winchester brings variety and exclusivity to the musical genre that continues to grow both regionally and internationally.
Having acquired, through great dedication and efficiency, unparalleled celebrity across the Caribbean as both a songwriter and singer, Shurwayne Winchester has proved to be the ultimate on-stage entertainer, commanding any crowd and bringining energy, grace and momentum to any event.
Shurwayne's journey to stardom began at a very tender after, while still in the care of his parents on the island of Tobago. At the age of 12, he entered the competition arena, consistently making yearly contributions that impressed and propelled him to advanced stages. His ability to both pen lyrics he loved and sing them in tones far beyond what was expected of his age, gave him the fortitude to compete against some of the best in the industry, among them, veterans such as the calypso queen of the world, Denyse Plummer and Calypso Monarchs Cro Cro and Luta.
Upward growth as an artiste in the music industry of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean has always been an identifiable priority for the youthfully vibrant, Shurwayne Winchester. Throughout his career he has gathered experience and obtained the required understanding of the music business through his affiliations with a number of bands, most notably, that of Caribbean Traffic Jam, of which he quickly became frontline singer.
Within his tenure with the band, Winchester achieved numerous monarch and Road March titles. In 2004, having already make a name for himself as a crooner for the ladies with tracks such as Baby Love,' and Under My Spell, Shurwayne moved to gather the masses with the road tune, The Band Coming, copping the title of road March King for that year, much to the satisfaction of his fans. In 2005, with memories of what his achievement afforded in 2004, he did it yet again with the infectiously up-tempo track, Dead or Alive, accomplishing that which many in the industry only dream of.
Dedication and hard work, the attributes that make Shurwayne Winchester who he is, as a successful artiste, proved to aid his double triumph yet again in 2006 when he copped both the Power and Groovy Soca Monarchs with Can't Wait, and Don't Stop, respectively. In that year, as Trinidad and Tobago's national football team prepared to journey to Germany for the World Cup, Winchester's name was among the first to be called to accompany the team as part of the Official Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Delegation.
Inspired by the possibilities the lie ahead, the young man whose stage performance propels thousands of hysterical fans from North America and the Caribbean across the Atlantic, to Europe and India, into an effortless frenzy of excited abandon, continues to break musical barriers, and in late 2008, this was again proven when he formed his very own band, Y.O.U.- Yes One Unit.