Edwin Yearwood is a natural born entertainer whose accolades and songwriting genius establish him as the undisputed Soca King. Yearwood, or as his band mates affectionately call him, "General", is a mighty talent. His intimate relationship with melodies and lyrics manifests itself in a creation of hit songs that are not only the very essence of krosfyah, but music that has rocked the hips and soothed the souls of krosfyah supporters worldwide. From the painfully shy youth who would sing from behind the drum set, to a "Superstar" who can simply utter "Oh gawsh!" and turn a whole stadium into an uproar, Edwin is a prodigy with more than his fair share of talent. One of the region’s hottest vocalists and songwriters, his career started at the tender age of 14, when he won a talent show on his first try. He had the audience spellbound and in tears as he rendered Billy Preston’s "You Are Everything To Me".
Since then, Edwin has been captivating audiences with his unique vocal styling to Soca music, capturing international attention and collecting awards all too numerous to mention. In 1995, again on his first try, he won all three titles on the Barbados carnival scene- 1995 Calypso Monarch, 1995 Party Monarch (repeated in 1996 and 2004) and 1995 Tune of the Crop Monarch (repeated in 1997). In 1996, he was honored by the city of Boston when he was awarded the keys to the city by the Mayor’s office. In 1997, Trinidad bestowed on him one of their highest music honors, giving him the award of Best Song for the smash hit "All Aboard", performed by a Trinidadian band.
One of his most recent major international achievements has been winning the "World Soca Monarch Title" from a field of the best soca artistes worldwide. Only recently at the 2001 Kadooment Festival in Barbados, Edwin doubled with Khiomal Nurse also of krosfyah and made history in Barbados by winning the Road March title with a slow jam entitled "Sak Pase". 2002 was another memorable year with the monster hit Road Jam. Which served as the party anthem of the year, trapping in our heads that infectious line I Feel Like Wukkin Up. Edwin is the sexy, charismatic lead singer of krosfyah. He is happiest when on stage and has the ability to communicate music from his soul; an ability he uses in a magical way to reach the very core of his audience.
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