City: London, United Kingdom
About the Artist:
Scrappy is a London based soca artist writing, producing and engineering music.
Garvin “Scrappy” Johnson was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, to West Indian parents. Born to a Trinidadian father and a Montserratian mother would help to explain the connection this young artist has with both islands. At age 5, Scrappy began exploring his musical talent by always singing along with his mother, as she listened to her favorite Reggae Artists like Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. Also on his father's side he got influenced to a different flavour of music from artists such as Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis and The Mighty Sparrow.
His career started at the age of 8 years while he entered his first competition in Monserrat called “Star Search”. Later he got involved in school plays and went to take part of the Junior Calypso Monarch which he conquered the crown back to back. Scrappy then became a household name in the tiny island of Montserrat, and competed again the following year to defend his title against a much stronger and higher level of talent. He managed to do the double, and recaptured the crown—remaining the Junior Calypso Monarch that second year.
He left the island, and relocated to Antigua where he continued his education at the Ottos Comprehensive Secondary School. He occasionally tapped into music, and would ever so often meet up with upcoming artists and have lyrical battles with various musically styled artists, winning and losing battles. This exercised his talent and enabled him to become a more versatile artist in the music arena.
After his secondary school education, he once again relocated, but this time to the UK where he studied music at Rising Tide in East London. At this institution he nurtured his production skills as an artist. Scrappy is presently completing his new album “X” was released in October 2015 and is marking 10 years in the international soca music industry. He was touring through Europe, headlining festivals and introducing artists.
2005 - Soca Monarch King Montserrat
2005 - Road March King Montserrat
2005 - 1st Runner Up Montserrat Calypso Monarch
2006 - 2nd Runner Up - Montserrat Calypso Monarch
2006 - 1st Runner Up Montserrat Road March
2008 - Calabash Awards Nominee (Best UK Artist)
2008 - Soca Music Awards Best Male Nominee
2009 - Soca Music Awards (Best UK Soca Song) – for “Jouvert Mornin”
2009 - Soca Music Awards (Best UK Male)
2011 - Calabash Awards Best UK Artist
2012 - Groovy Monarch (Best Song Winner) – for “feting”
2013 - Groovy Monarch (Best Song Winner) – for “guilty”
Soca Music Festival (hosting, booking and organisation) - http://www.socamusicfestival.co.uk/
The Site consists also his WE SOCA Blog which shall update his fans about latest happenings in soca industry.
Facebook-Like Page: https://www.facebook.com/scrappyonline
MUSIC VIDEO: Youtube Link: (not a music video!)
Related Songs on the Mix:
Scrappy - closer (UNITED KINGDON, 2014)
Scrappy - we soca (UNITED KINGDOM, 2014)
Scrappy - everybody (UNITED KINGDOM, 2015)
Scrappy - start to bounce (UNITED KINGDOM, 2011)
Scrappy - trouble (UNITED KINGDOM, 2015)