This year has been an extremely hectic and successful one for young local artiste Erphaan Marc Alves and there's no letting up. The charismatic recording artiste is releasing a new single-I Never-tomorrow, and he's confident that it will be a hit, just like his previous works. A former national junior calypso monarch, Alves opened 2012 by being the youngest artiste to qualify for both the International Power and Soca Monarch finals. Amongst his most recent achievements is his composition being chosen among the top six winning songs in the 50th anniversary of Independence National Song Competition and, on Independence Day (August 31), being awarded "Best New Male Soca Artiste" (tied with HypaSounds) at the International Soca Awards 10, held in New York, USA.
2012 highlights of Erphaan Marc Alves' Music Career
February 17: Youngest artiste to perform in both Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competitions 2012.
March 6: Diagnosed with laryngitis, pharyngitis sinusitis and mild tonsillitis.
March 7: Lectured to students of Success Laventille Secondary about careers in the performing arts at their career day.
March 8: On the Thursday of that week, ENT Dr Wendell Dwarika put Erphaan's singing on the bench for three weeks.
March 20: Soca Monarch 2012 prize-giving ceremony, for feature article in a school project.
April 8: Performs in Barbados for the first time, with UWI Arts Chorale, at Walcott Warner Theatre, EBCCI.
May 10: Featured on MTV Iggy site; was also a part of the MTV Artiste of the Week poll from May 11 to May 18.
May 18: Wins the MTV Iggy Artiste of the Week after going up in a voting poll against Arca, Strange Hand Aluna George and Riz MC.
May 19: Performs in Antigua for the first time.
June 8: Releases his first Crop Over soca track-Like a Bajan (Crazy Jab Riddim)-produced by King Bubba Platta Studio.
June 23: Performs in Dominica for the first time, at Krazy Koconuts, Tempo "Badness Outta Style."
July 12: Writes the winning song of St Lucia Groovy Soca Monarch competition, performed by Teddyson.
July 28: Performs in Grenada for the first time, at 10 to 10 Fete MoonLighting, Waggy.
August 9: His On D Spot soca song is aired on MTV Real World, St Thomas Episode 7.
August 23: Special guest speaker at Maritime Financial Group function, giving a motivational address to achievers in SEA, CXC, CAPE.
August 26: His composition in the "National Song Competition" is selected among the top six winning songs.
August 31: Awarded "Best New Male Soca Artiste" (tied with HypaSounds) at the International Soca Awards 10, in New York City, USA.