@ Pigeon Island, St. Lucia Jazz Festival
10 May 2009
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Shayne Ross is gaining fans and widespread attention. Hailing from
the east coast community of Mon Repos on the Caribbean island of
St Lucia, this singer/songwriter/producer has grown up immersed
in the sweet sounds of calypso music, rhythm & blues, hip-hop,
reggae and dancehall. All of these genres have influenced his music
and the sound that he creates today.
His first public foray into the music industry was at the age of
ten when he wrote his own calypso song for a school’s talent
competition. From that moment on, Ross has gone full speed ahead
with his love of music and started writing songs religiously. His
first release, a hip-hop track, “Leave Me Alone” recorded
at the Heights Music Studio, proved that he had the stuff to rule
In 2006, the singer showed that he had full command of rhythm &
blues when he released the sexy single “Naked” that
had female fans screaming and begging for more. With “Take
You Home”, Ross cemented the fact that he was hot property
and could sing or rap like the best of them. Many are now calling
him St Lucia’s John Legend.
In addition to singing and writing his own music, Ross produces
many hot tracks including “Breed” for St Lucian performer
Cherry L. He has collaborated with the best local producers including
Sherwin ‘Dupes’ Brice and Francis ‘Leebo’
Delima on his music. In the July/August issue of SHE Caribbean Magazine,
Ross was named as the ‘One to Watch’ in the Caribbean's
Ross has opened up for acts such as Jamaican superstars Voicemail,
and has performed at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival ‘Jazz on
The Square’. It is only a matter of time for this sexy singer
to become the main act. With his music, Ross wants to keep on expressing
himself and give people something that they can relate to, that
they can groove to and to create music that lasts forever.