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Triniboi Joocie, The Voice

TB Joocie, The Man , The Artist

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Rodell ‘Triniboi Joocie’ Sorzano is a UK-based, Trinidadian born and bred musician, pannist – and ambassador for Notting Hill Carnival.

In 2008, Triniboi was awarded a Performing Arts Scholarship to study at the De Montfort University in Leicester. Shortly afterwards, he won second place at the 2010 UK Soca Monarch competition with his single, Big Ting Dat.

In June 2022, as part of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebration at Buckingham Palace, Triniboi Joocie performed the late Lord Kitchener’s Pan In A Minor, backed by a 100-piece pan ensemble.

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For the 2022 Notting Hill Carnival, Sorzano produced and headlined his own ‘Joocie Thursday’ concert as a Carnival ambassador, following in the footsteps of soca greats such as Machel Montano with his ‘Machel Monday’ fetes in Trinidad.

Achieving exposure rare within British popular culture for his chosen (and our much-loved) genre, Triniboi competed in season 11 of the Voice UK in the autumn of 2022, and made to the semifinals with songs including Obeyah, Bottle Over Head, and a soca rendition of Ed Sheeran’s I Don’t Care.

According to Joocie, despite not going all the way to win the grand prize, he achieved his objectives in entering the competition. “I am not sad that I did not secure a spot in the final round because I achieved exactly what I intended to and that was to raise awareness and showcase the underrepresented genre that is soca.”

Joocie’s portfolio of songs includes his 2019 hit soca track Bottle Over Head, which has 3 million views on YouTube, Free Up, Las Wuk, Sauce, Quarantine, and Mr Counsellor. He also has a merchandise collection available to buy on his website, joociemusic.com/merch.

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AWARDS CATALOGUE

• Calabash Award for best soca artist of the year 2014, 2015 and 2016

• UK Road March 2015

• UK (Notting Hill Carnival) Road March King 2014

• UK Groovy Soca Monarch 2013

• UK Power Soca Monarch 2013

• UK Soca Music Awards – Best Soca Artist for the Year 2013

• UK Soca Music Awards – Best Song of the Year 2012

• UK Soca Music Awards – Best Music Video of the Year 2012

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