SuperBlue seeks Power, Groovy, pan titles
BY MIRANDA LA ROSE Sunday, January 19 2014
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SuperBlue performs at the Top 20 Stars of Gold and Calypso of the Year Awards ceremony at Queen's Hall, Port-of-Spain on January 12....
Six-time soca monarch and nine-time road march king Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons has thrown down the gauntlet in this year’s Carnival season.
SuperBlue’s adviser/manager Gregory Fernandez told Sunday Newsday his client is set to release his Power Soca song when the deadline for registration of the International Soca Monarch 2014 Competition expires. The deadline is on Thursday at 4 pm.
Fernandez, says SuperBlue is poised to take his share in the Carnival season with his Power Soca, Groovy Soca and his pan tune.
The pan tune, Spankin’ — A Tribute, is meant to honour the country’s first Panorama winners — Anthony Williams and Pan Am North Stars.
Already Fernandez said 30 steel orchestras, including Desperadoes, and other big names have their arrangements of the pan tune.
What could one expect in the power soca from SuperBlue whose “Fantastic Friday” was joint winner in the International Soca Monarch and the winner of the Road March last year?
Though Fernandez would not say anything now about the compositions to be released, Sunday Newsday understands Super-
Blue’s power soca is a rearrangement of a piece that he had penned for last year’s groovy soca. He did not submit it. The piece has been upgraded to a Power Soca tune.
A source said the version of this song is a piece powerful enough to take over the streets of Carnival and a likely contender for the Road March.
SuperBlue has won nine Road March titles.
“SuperBlue wants to take on Machel in the Groovy as well. His Power and Groovy will be strong enough to challenge “Ministry of Road” and his “HMA (Happiest Man Alive)”.
“SuperBlue is coming with pieces to challenge these. So people can look out.
“They would have to get their Soca Monarch tickets,” said Fernandez. Montano and SuperBlue shared last year’s Soca Monarch title. Asked about SuperBlue’s preparation for this season, Fernandez said a team was in place working with the soca artiste.
“SuperBlue has been exercising and swimming a lot to be in shape,” he added.
SuperBlue made a comeback in 2013 to the soca arena after a 13-year-break.