I've had the opportunity to interview an upcoming Soca Artist, Leo Sibilly. Check it out below.
Tell me more about yourself Leo.
Leo - Born November 22, 1992 to Jennifer and Leo Sibilly. I am a Soca Artist out of St. Thomas, USVI. I was brought up around music and I have loved music ever since I could remember. When I was younger my dad was apart of local bands and that sort of influenced me to become a musician. That also helped me with creating my own sound as a musician. I attended "All Saints Cathedral School" where I received my high school diploma and continued on to a higher education. I am currently studying Recording Arts at Full Sail University.
So it's safe to say that music is a big part of your life. What encouraged you to become a Soca Artist?
Leo - Due to growing up in the Virgin Islands Soca music has been in my life forever and I have always wanted to sing in front of big crowds. So why not try it out? Soca is also my favorite genre of music. When I was younger I use to hold shows for family members to attend. I sang the hot Soca hits out that year.
That's cool. Do you do anything else besides sing?
Leo - I am also a song writer and producer. I do a lot of work with Birdnest Music Group as a writer and producer. I have written songs for "Volume Band" and Soca Artist "Tian Winters"!
Well Congratulations to both of those placements! What artists inspire you and why?
Leo - A couple of artists that inspires me are "Machel Montano" and "Kes The Band". Machel really inspires me because he is Mr. Fete himself and the music he has done has inspired people all around the world. He is someone I look up to and strive to be on the same level or even better.
I agree, the both of them are phenomenal artists. I love their music. What are your future goals as an artist?
Leo - I want to be up there with the greats and be able to travel the world. I want people to remember my music for years down the road. Also, I want to become a contestant and win the "Soca Monarch in Trinidad".
Be on the look out for Leo! He's doing great things in the music industry and will soon be known to many! Below you'll find his contact information. Make sure to become a fan of him on Facebook and to follow his artist page on Twitter.
Ki-Yanna Petrus (Manager): firstname.lastname@example.org