Machel Montano – soca musician from Trinidad and Tobago
Machel Montano was born on 24 November 1974 in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago. When he was seven years old, Machel became a huge fan of music and decided to devote his entire life to it. When Montana was nine, he formed his first band called Pranasonic Express. The lineup included Machel’s older brother and several friends.
In 1985, Montano released his first album called Too Young To Soca. He earned numerous positive reviews from people, who got a chance to listen to the songs. In April 1986, when the singer was 11 years old, he performed at a popular music show, Star Search. However, the aspiring artist didn’t win any prizes. Next year, he attended a National Songwriter’s Music Festivals in Trinidad in Tobago. He came in second with the song “Dream Girl”.
In 1989, the singer changed the name of his group from Pranasonic Express to Xtatik. The band was earning popularity and performing locally.