Steelband Arranger
Kern Anthony Sumerville

Kern Sumerville

Kern Sumerville - St. Augustine Senior Comprehensive
Panorama Championships
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“Live in Love and Music” is his mantra.  When Kern Anthony Sumerville is not thrilling audiences with his vocal ability or his prowess on one of several instruments, he is transcribing and arranging music.  Music is his life and has been since he was seven years old.  Born a natural musician and raised in East Trinidad, Mr. Sumerville is a solo vocalist and prolific Steel Panist, who also plays the French horn, drum set, saxophone and percussion.

This talented young man has been serving in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for the past fifteen years.  At his present rank of Corporal, Sumerville is the leader and musical director of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Steel Orchestra and is the mastermind behind many of their stellar performance pieces.

Mr. Sumerville, who holds a Certificate in Music from the University of the West Indies, has arranged for school Panorama bands, his alma mater St. Augustine Senior Secondary Comprehensive School and the Laventille Police Youth Club Steel Orchestra.   He has transcribed and arranged music for prominent calypsonians such as Winston “Explainer” Henry, Lady Adanna, Brian London, Queen Victoria, Marvin “Mr. King” Lewis, Chucky Gordon, Tameika Darius, Makeda Darius, Tobago’s Leslie-Ann Ellis and many others.  He has graced many stages as an instrumentalist with the likes of Exodus Steel Orchestra, Errol Ince Music Makers (Calypso Fiesta and Dimanche Gras), North West Laventille Cultural Movement, Phase II Pan Groove, The Marionettes Chorale and even as drummer for U.S.-based vocalist, Kameelah Samar for the Tobago Jazz Festival in 2015.

Mr. Sumerville’s passion and love for music also motivated him to form his own live band and just recently, he launched a new logo and clothing line, establishing a solid brand for himself.  “Sumerz,” as he is fondly called, has proudly taken that brand from Port of Spain to New York in both 2018 and 2019 for live performances that left the audiences highly impressed by his outstanding musical talents.

At the core, he is sentimental, idealistic and reflective, which is evident in his musical arrangements and his vocal outpourings.  With a passion and enthusiasm for all that is musical we wish to introduce to you, Kern Anthony Sumerville.


2019-2020:  Arranger for T&T Police Service - Single Pan band

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