@ Pigeon Island, St. Lucia Jazz Festival
9 May 2009
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Lucian born Teddyson John is blessed with a natural vocal / performing
talent; there is no question that he was born with the charm and
charisma that characterises the enduring musical giants of our time.
He clearly demonstrates his gift through his competence as a drummer,
keyboardist, percussionist and singer. An adeptness with a range
of genres from soul, RnB, soca and jazz, there is no doubt Teddyson
John is on his way to becoming a significant name in the sphere
of popular Caribbean music.
It was from a challenge issued by soul/R&B Diva Patti La Belle,
headliner at St. Lucia Jazz Festivals some years ago, for a male
to duo with her on one of her legendary hits. John came, he sang
and he conquered.
John has the distinction of being the very first ‘Groovy
Soca Monarch’ in a time when competition was the furthest
thing on his mind – more so in the soca arena. The release
of his debut single “ Coming Down De Road” in the pre-carnival
season worked to sideline all other open contenders for a soca title.
At present, John is signed with SLU Records and is hard at work
in their studios. He is also currently hard at work, leader of the
Almond Resort Smugglers Cove resident band, lead vocalist of the
Caribbean jazz-fusion band (Blue Mango) and the drummer of the crossover-jazz
band Soulfude (say Soul Food).