Ian Webster

Ian Webster
Member Society: COSCAP
Country: Barbados
Genre: Calypso/Soca

Biography

In 1999, at the age of sixteen, Ian emerged onto Barbados’ entertainment arena in the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest as the lead singer of the accapella group Infinity. In 2000, the group placed 2nd under Ian’s musical leadership and went on to perform locally and regionally. In 2001 Ian joined the band Cynagee and featured as their lead singer for two years before moving on to Soca bands Electrik and Double Xplojun.At age 18 Ian captured the hearts of the Barbadian public when...

In 1999, at the age of sixteen, Ian emerged onto Barbados’ entertainment arena in the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest as the lead singer of the accapella group Infinity. In 2000, the group placed 2nd under Ian’s musical leadership and went on to perform locally and regionally. In 2001 Ian joined the band Cynagee and featured as their lead singer for two years before moving on to Soca bands Electrik and Double Xplojun.

At age 18 Ian captured the hearts of the Barbadian public when he sang the song “Reply to the Wedding,” a witty composition which poked fun at veteran calypsonian the Mighty Gabby. One year later, Ian placed 3rd in the 2003 Pic O-De-Crop Finals, alongside some of calypso’s greats such as Gabby, TC, Adrian Clarke, Red Plastic Bag and many more.

In 2004, Ian took a break from the entertainment arena to pursue tertiary level education in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago where he studied at the University of the Southern Caribbean and graduated Cum Laude in 2009. Since returning to Barbados in 2011, he has worked with well know producers Chris Allman, Peter Coppin, Ricky Brathwaithe and Anderson “Blood” Armstrong, as well as other performers such as Paula Hinds, Ishaka Mcneil, Coleen Brewster, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles and Khiomal Nurse and many others.

Ian returned to the Crop Over scene in 2012 as a performer, after being in the background during the 2011 season. He entered the Pic O’ De Crop Competition and placed 2nd, performing the songs “Hollywood Tree” and “Sweetness”.

Over the years, Ian has honed his skills as a musician, not only is he a performing artiste, but he is also a Music teacher at the Springer Memorial Secondary School and the accompanist for their award winning choir. As a performer, Ian has wooed audiences whenever he has stepped on stage with his melodious voice and dynamic stage presence. He has a reputation for high musical standards and intends to continue along this trend.

 

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