Scrappy - Biography
by Garvin "Scrappy" Johnson
Scrappy’s passion for music is astounding, particularly his love for Soca. It is this same passion that is his driving force for working towards goals and reaching milestones in his life including the release of successful and promising solo Soca albums. The title of “Montserrat Soca Monarch and Road March title 2005-2006” was one his major achievements on his debut in 2005.
At age 5, Scrappy began exploring his musical talent by always singing along with his mother, as she listened to her favorite artists ranging from Bob Marley, to Peter Tosh to Gregory Isaac to Sparrow, Gypsy and the list goes on. All of these artists have influenced his musical style. Growing up, there were several musical competitions that Scrappy participated in. His first exposure to the Montserrat public as a musician was when he entered the local highly recognised local talent show in Montserrat, Star Search, and later made history by becoming the first ever Jr. Calypso Monarch at age 11 after entering the competition for the first time.
Scrappy is currently becoming a household name for soca music in a lot of territories including the European market especially after being nominated for awards in both the Soca Music Awards (U.K) and the UK’s prestige Calabash Music Awards. Scrappy has been persistent every year from his debut in 2005 and has been contributing and sharing the stage with the likes of EL A Kru, Fyahman Hooper, Lutha, Mr.Vybe, Nadia Batson, Edwin Yearwood and Krosfyah and the list goes on. Scrappy's list of achievments range from:
Juniour Calypso Monarch
Road March King
1st Runner Up Calypso Monarch