Iwer George - Soca Artist

I now share my opinions on leading Trinidad soca artist Neil Iwer George. The first thing I think of when I hear mention of his name is the phrase 'hand in the air'. The artist who started his singing career in 1987 is perhaps one of the most successful artists when it comes to the jump and wave theme. 

He has the ability to sing about jumping and waving year after year and still sound fresh. Some of his jump and wave songs include Yes Iwer, Jump and Dunk, Ah Reading, Carnival Come Back Again (my favorite), Gimme Ah Bligh and We Reach.

Iwer George was perhaps my biggest influence when it comes to my early education in soca music. Today he remains one of my favorite soca artists largely for his style of singing (not his voice), his hype and his ability to generate overwhelming crowd response, or as we say in the Caribbean, 'mash up de place'.

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Iwer George

Iwer George was perhaps my biggest influence when it comes to my early education in soca music. Today he remains one of my favorite soca artists largely for his style of singing (not his voice), his hype and his ability to generate overwhelming crowd response, or as we say in the Caribbean, 'mash up de place'.

Neil George who in July, 2007 revealed his new name as "The Boss", has won several soca titles in Trinidad and Tobago. He won the road march title in 2003 with Carnival Come Back Again, in a tie with artist Super Blue. He performed the song, Gimme Ah Bligh in the 2002 International soca monarch competition, and tied for first place with Bunji Garlin. In 2003 he won the competition again (no ties this time) with the song, Ah Home. In 2007 he dethroned Shurwayne Winchester and won his third soca monarch title, performing the catchy but relatively slow soca song, Fete After Fete.

The artist who has been referred to as "The Big Man In The Business" penned the song "Trinidad" which won his brother Naya George the road march title in 2002.

Iwer must be commended for 'taking soca higher' as he puts it, and launching the soca radio station, Soca 91.9FM (Trinibashment). This radio station located in Point Fortin, Trinidad plays strictly soca, calypso, rapso, raga soca and chutney music. The station, owned by Iwer George went on air on October 1, 2004. This is a really brave and positive move by the artist and should do very well for soca music. I think that more soca artists need to get involved in other fields of the industry besides performance and songwriting. This is what I am attempting with this soca web site; to prove that it is not only about composing songs and performing them on stage.

All in all, the artist, businessman, promoter, and radio station owner is a great asset to the soca music industry.

Listen to 2007 international soca monarch winning track Fete after Fete:


Iwer - 2008 Soca Tunes

These are two of my overall favourites for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2008.

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