Shurwayne’s journey to stardom began at a very tender age, while still in the care of his parents on the island of Tobago. At the age of 12, he entered the competition arena, consistently making yearly contributions that impressed and propelled him to advanced stages. Throughout his career he gathered experience and obtained the required understanding of the music business through his affiliations with a number of bands, most notably, that of Caribbean Traffic Jam, of which he quickly became frontline singer. In 2004, Shurwayne won the Road March title with“The Band Coming” a feat he repeated in 2005 with the infectiously up-tempo track, “Dead or Alive,” accomplishing that which many in the industry only dream of.
Dedication and hard work, the attributes that make Shurwayne Winchester who he is, as a successful artiste, proved to aid his double triumph yet again in 2006 when he copped both the Power and Groovy Soca Monarchs with “Can’t Wait,” and “Don’t Stop” respectively. By November 2008, Shurwayne had a vision for his music and decided to forge his own destiny by forming his very own band, Y.O.U.- Yes One Unit. From 2008-2011, Shurwayne & Y.O.U. performed in Canada, Miami, Toronto, Berlin, Philadelphia and several islands in the Caribbean chain. Shurwayne’s confidence was well-founded and well rewarded as he again copped the Groovy Monarch title in 2010.
As his successes in the soca arena increased, Shurwayne made a conscious decision to engage in musical fusion through experimentation