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Siparia student takes bite out of soca market
The young and determined are coming forward with a level of willpower to succeed in the soca industry like never before.
T&T and the world is being advised to get ready for the penetration of a young Siparia native, who’s just about ready to turn things up in a very dramatic way. Khiry Flemming is 17-years-old and he’s about to strike.
With a single called, Doh Ease Up, produced by Holy House Production’s Mr Spine, Flemming, who is still in fifth form at the Debe High School, south Trinidad, says he’s guaranteeing that this song will be a hit. With a humble but sure personality, Flemming believes the time has come for him to bite into the soca market and with that his goal ahead of C2K12, the youngster’s prepping for what’s to come.
Flemming is no new comer. In fact he’s been around music since the age of seven. As a secondary school student, Flemming found himself involved in various school competitions and at the age of 13, his family, noticing his ability, decided to nurture and mould his talent.
He was introduced to Ashford Joseph and he was professionally trained vocally. From that point, things took off and Flemming soon recorded a gospel single and later a soca parang single he called, Whe De Parang Gone. He was only 13-years-old then.
Later, the young high school student recorded a track called Wine On Me—a single that saw him enter the Soca Star 5 competition. It was no surprise to those who knew him when he made it to the final leg of the competition, and while he was not crowned the winner of Soca Star 5, Flemming saw the stage and the opportunity to perform before such a massive audience in a brand new light, one that he always wanted to be a part of.
The Soca Star experience afforded introductions to the greatest artistes in soca, among them, Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and The Millionaire Family. He also met producer, Mr Spine, who he has been working with in recent months. Describing working with Spine as exciting, the youngster who idolises Michael Jackson and looks up to Montano as an artiste with the greatest stage presence, said he too has been able to erupt on stage in such a way that people are often caught off guard.
“My personality off stage is very different from when I hit the stage,” he admitted, referring to his on stage presence as explosive.
He’s had the opportunity to show off his ability following his Soca Star 5 appearance. In fact, some might say that Flemming’s been doing big things. As the lead vocalist of a new band out of Siparia called, Acktive Mindz, he has performed for audiences on a number of accessions at Checkered Flag, a liming spot near Skinner Park in San Fernando. Additionally, Flemming and the band performed this year at former prime minister, Patrick Manning’s fete on the hill.
These days, though, there is strong focus on Doh Ease Up, a track that was written by Flemming himself and is carded for release soon. According to the youngster, it’s all about one man relating an experience about a dance he had with a female at a club, to another.
He is certain that this song will sit well with music lovers of all ages. Aiming for the highest heights, young Khiry Flemming says he will not give up, no matter the struggle. He is a believer in a good fight to the end, and with that attitude, he is assuring that when he strikes in C2K12- everyone will feel the sweetness of his sound.
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