King of Soca by Elizabeth Montano


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“What did it take to become KING OF SOCA?”
The iconic Machel Jesus Montano: a small-village Trinidadian boy who grew up to become Winer Boi, then HD, and, ultimately, MONK Monté. In 2022, the acclaimed, award-winning King of Soca celebrates forty years in Calypso and Soca music–with a career that began at the age of seven–and now has legions of adoring fans worldwide.
This unique biography details how Machel achieved his remarkable success and longevity in the cut-throat music industry. Who better to tell the tale than the ultimate insider: his mother, manager, confidante, and now biogra-pher-Elizabeth “Lady” Montano?
In this book, you will read a first-hand account of Machel’s rise to stardom, including never-before-revealed insights into:
•The Winer Boi, HD, and MONK Monte years
• His evolution, spiritual development, and re-inventions
• His collaborations and experimentations
• The historical Calypso and Soca landscape that shaped his career
• Photographs, newspaper articles, and more from his massive archive
Machel’s story brings to light what it really took him to rise to and remain at the peak of a music career that spans four decades as one of the most popular Soca artists in the world. Whether you are a fan of his 45+ album discography and energetic, fast-paced style, or simply interested in how a successful career is built, this engaging biography will surely provide valuable information and insights.