MEET THE CAST
AARON "VOICE" ST.LOUIS
Aaron “Voice” St Louis, born December 26th, 1992, is a singer/songwriter from the city of San Juan in Trinidad and Tobago. Aaron started his musical journey at the age of 16 and has amassed various titles in his short career. His first big break came in the form of the Synergy Soca Star competition, in which he placed second with the crowd favourite song “Alien.”He wasted no time in building on that success.
He joined the writing group Full Blown Entertainment, where he wrote and co-wrote four consecutive Soca Monarch winning songs, quickly establishing himself as one of the best writers in the industry. Again, driven by his passion for success, he decided to challenge himself by taking part in the International Soca Monarch competition as a performer in 2016. He went on to win the competition and in so doing, became the youngest ever International Soca Monarch King. This title only served to fuel his ambition.
Aaron followed up his self-written, title-winning song“Cheers to Life”with another smash hit “Get Away” which featured the world famous EDM group Bad Royale from California. This song certainly showedAaron’s versatility.
Aaron decided to take part in the International Soca Monarch competition again in 2017 and 2018 with hit songs “Far From Finished” and “Year For Love”respectively, winning on both occasions making it three wins in a row!
The San Juan Youthman, as he’s fondly known, has now cemented himself as a force in the Soca industry and consistently writes and performs songs that become the soundtrack of Caribbean Carnivals around the globe. Aaron’s amazing voice and captivating performances have allowed him to perform in countries such as the United States, England, Germany, Spain, Canada and just about every country in the Caribbean.
Despite coming from a population of around 1.3 million people, Voice has now amassed over 50million views on YouTube. He has sold over 5000 records and his songs have been streamed over 2 million times.
Voice is no longer one for the future, he is present and making quite a name for himself. Voice is now working on his debut album being produced by Grammy Award winning producer Walshy Fire. This latest challenge will be on for the history books. Stay tuned!
JARED "MAJOR" PENNY
Born April 16, 1993 in Barataria, Trinidad, Jared Penny had a natural inclination for performing. From the age of 6, Jared began appearing in local television ads.
This passion for entertainment would only grow as he moved on to secondary school. He began directing and producing plays for school talent competitions and would, more often than not, take home first prize.
After graduating, Jared decided to test himself out in the world by producing events of his own as well as managing other well established events. He would go on to found his own event company, Major Events Marketing and Productions Ltd.
Jared is a graduate of the Event Management program at Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. He wasted no time in combining this knowledge with his vast experience to create Island Crashers, one of the biggest events in the country, patronized by over 10,000 young people annually.
Jared’s flare for the spectacular has made him one of the country’s most sought after event managers. He can now be seen producing and managing events for soca artiste “Voice”both locally and abroad. He also manages Voice’s social media pages as he looks to extend his already impressive resume.
DJ ELON BAKER
Elon Baker was born on December 1st 1995 in San Fernando, Trinidad. His passion for entertainment started from the tender age of 12.
He grew up in a musical family. His father and his siblings were known as the Black Gold Sound System. Black Gold was known for their exceptional music trucks on the road for the Carnival festivities in South Trinidad.
DJ Elon’s love for music grew over time as he himself would begin constructing music trucks for the festivities as well. He and his cousins eventually formed their own sound company,“Generation of Gold.”
His growing reputation afforded him the opportunity to become Iwer George’s tour DJ in2015. In that same year he was employed on Street 91.9FM’s Saturday drive time show. He was fast becoming one of the country’s most popular disc jockeys.
This popularity eventually earned him the chance to tourEngland, USA and various Caribbean countries. Recently he was pursued and hired by NEXT 99.1FM in Trinidad. Elon now tours with top Soca artiste “Voice”as he continues to pursue his dreams and make his family proud!
AKEEM "5.0" NEWTON
Akeem was born on December 30th, 1990 in Morvant, Trinidad into a musical family who fostered his passion and love for music. Akeem would move from playfully beating buckets to playing traditional drums by the age of 5.Akeem then became a member of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Competition at the age of 8.
Moving through Primary School onto Secondary School, he became the captain of the Drumline for the TranquilitySecondary Marching Band! He was also the Lead drummer and percussionist for Tranquility’s Steel Orchestra.
Following his matriculation, Akeem continued to push himself, mastering various percussion instruments including the trap set. He featured for various local steel bands in Panorama competitions.
Akeem continued to be ambitious and eventually became the drummer for popular Soca artiste Voice in 2019. He features as drummer and percussionist in Voice’s band while also testing his skill as an MC and DJ from time to time.
Sky is the limit for this amazing young talent!
DILLON "SALTY" CHARLES
Born 1985, Dillon "Salty" Charles was raised and still lives in Sealots, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. From an early age his parents realized that Dillon had a natural charisma that endeared him to everyone around.
His close-knit community would eventually persuade him to share his talent with the world. In 2007 he decided to do just that by becoming a DJ. This transition reaped benefits almost immediately as his skill and infectious voice seemed to move anyone who heard him involuntarily.
His reputation began to precede him and soon after, the top radio station in the country came knocking. He became an announcer on 94.1FM.
Still not wanting to rest on his laurels, Salty decided to try his hand at singing. In years following, he went on to record some of the most popular songs for Carnival celebrations globally. He soon began touring as he became a highly sought after DJ and performer.
His talent caught the eye of popular Soca artiste “Voice”who, in 2018, brought “Salty”on as a singer in his band. He is no background singer though, as he often takes over and does what he has been doing all his life; moves the crowd.
TRAVIS "WORLD" HOSEIN
Travis Christian Hosein, a Trinidad and Tobago born Music Producer, Radio Personality, DJ and Song Writer, known professionally as Travis World, was born on October 13th 1995 in San Fernando.Travis began his career at the age of 13, when he formerly went by the name “Travis To Da World,”but subsequently changed it when he decided to fully pursue music production.
When Travis was 15 he was offered a spot on one ofTrinidad’s urban music radio stations, Slam100.5fm, where he debuted as the youngest DJ on radio in the Caribbean. His producing journey then started when he began making remixes of popular songs at the age of 17.
Three years later in 2015, Travis produced theofficial remix to Machel Montano's “Like ah Boss.” InMay of that year he had his first official producer premier with Vincentian artiste Skinny Fabulous(Gamal Doyle) on a record entitled, “Mash UpInternational,” which went on to win St. Vincent’s Soca Monarch that year. He was then given the opportunity to produce Machel Montano’s single“Temperature” which was released in 2016 forTrinidad Carnival.
A year later (2016) Travis produced his third record which was set to be released for Trinidad Carnival2017, with a Trinidadian artiste Salty (DillonCharles) on a soundtrack entitled, “Free up Yuhself”.