A brilliant double-entendre artiste
at its best - Edwin Ayoung has delighted in pushing the
envelope in his humorous and witty manner. With
songs like Paul, Nani Wine and Suck
Meh Soucouyant to name but three, this
illustrious performer remains a staple in the music
He’s been ranked in the top three for Trinidad &
Tobago’s annual national calypso monarch competition - his
best showing being at position two with Dustbin Cover.
He captured the prestigious Road March title (the ‘tune for
the road’ during Carnival Monday and Tuesday) in 1985 with
Suck Meh Soucouyant.
This hardworking hit-making machine and
best-selling soca artiste over the years has stayed in the
public consciousness, serving up such ditties and classics
as Drive It, Dis Is How and Coldsweat.
On the pan scene, Crazy sang one of the
most popular ‘pan tunes’ in years; written by Armit
Samaroo, 2007’s Band From Space captured the
imagination of the steelband music community worldwide,
becoming the panorama selection for some, and part of the
overall repertoire for others.
Edwin Ayoung makes his home in California
on the USA’s west coast, with frequent trips back to the
land of his birth.