There will be no calm before or after this Storm!
Storm has been recording Soca music and touring worldwide since his debut album “Island Fury” in 1996. For many years Storm has been the flag bearer for Soca music in the United Kingdom and Europe, headlining many major festivals and carnivals and has provided upcoming British based soca artistes with powerful inspiration. He has made a huge impact on the Soca industry with his unique sound, dubbed “PopSoca”,a style soon adopted by many other Soca artistes. With his Fusion of Soca, flavored with blends of R&B, Pop, Rock, Bollywood, Bhangra, and Reggae, Storm has developed a truly international sound that is moving audiences of all cultures….whether a Caribbean carnival , Indian Mela, Music Festival, or International event
His first Soca recording “Nice”,produced by $helShok was an immediate hit in Trinidad upon release. Storm made his first semifinal appearance in the International Soca Monarch performing “Nice” and coupled it with his first music video “Groove Me”, that received tremendous airplay in Trinidad and Tobago, making his first year in the soca Industry a huge success. A year later, SW Storm released his first full CD album called “No Fear” containing hits such as “Sweet”, produced by $helShok and the Chutney Soca hit “Dance Dhoula” produced by Ossie Gurley out of Toronto, Canada. This song took Storm all the way to the Chutney Soca Monarch Finals in Trinidad. That carnival season, Storm also performed the very patriotic calypso “Thank you T&T” nightly at the Freshwater Yankees tent. Since then, SW Storm has performed many carnival seasons on the cast of the prestigious “Calypso Spectacular” in Trinidad. He has also performed in a number of semi finals and finals of the International Soca Monarchs and Chutney Soca Monarchs.
The album “Stomp” was released a year later and included the hit song “What a Feelin”, a smooth signature ned for.
The groove that Storm is renowned was also the hugely popular music video “Stomp”.
SW Storm and his band “Island Fury” from London, England make their first appearance in Trinidad Carnival 2000, performing at several events during this season and playing on the road for Carnival Monday and Tuesday with the award winning “Trini Revellers” mas band.
The year 2003 proved to be a huge turning point in Storm’s musical career in the linkup with one of the Caribbean’s finest producers , Chris Alman from Barbados giving us “The Fusion” album spurning hits such as "Show Dem”.
“Only You”, “High” and the Bhangra/Soca track “Show A year later, another great album was released titled “Unleashed” that included the hit song “Trini Carnival” also roduced by Chris Alman, and the up‐tempo “Wildness” produced by Keith Israel and remixed by $helshok.
The next album release “Celebrate” again showcased Storm’s creativity and unique style and included the Bollywood/Soca flavoured hit “Bombay Girl” produced by Clyde Ward and Martin “Mice” Raymond and the high energy titled track “Celebrate” produced by Junior ‘Ibo’ Joseph.
“One More”, the latest album to date contains some of SW Storm’s best work containing hit songs like “Roti & Rum”, produced by Rishi Guyadene from the Gayatones band in Trinidad, “Give it Up” produced by Nelson Fraser of Storm’s band “Island Fury”, “Welcome” produced by Ossie Gurley and the titled track “One More” produced by the talented Kerwin Dubois.
Storm has worked with some of the top producers in the industry “$helShok”, “Chris Alman”, ”Ossie Gurley”,” Junior ‘Ibo’ Joseph”,”Martin ‘Mice’ Raymond”, “Clyde Ward”(UK), ”Nicholas Branker”, “Darren Grant” just to name a few….
Currently the new releases for Carnival 2009, boat ride anthem “Sailing” and “J’Ouvert Morning” are receiving great airplay in Trinidad and Tobago and are expected to make waves internationally. There is also the cheeky and seductive “Juicy Lips” that is receiving great reviews internationally.