Rising soca sensation Big Shaw debuts his new hit single and video, “Fete,” now available worldwide via iTunes.
Born and raised in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Shermal “Big Shaw” Smith has been making a name for himself as the lead vocalist for Jammerz HP, one of the hottest soca bands hailing from the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). “Fete” is the sizzling lead single from Big Shaw and Jammerz HP’s album, FETE, released on April 1, 2013, just in time for the St. Thomas Carnival, which took place during the month of April. The aptly-named “Fete” fittingly sent carnival-goers into a frenzy during the dance parties or fetes, and Big Shaw is now taking his sound beyond his USVI borders and to soca lovers across the globe.
Penned by Big Shaw and produced by USVI-based JHP Produtionz, “Fete” is a groovy party tune, and a perfect blend of classic Trinidadian-soca flavor backed by a wicked USVI-styled rhythm. Known to locals as a lyrical powerhouse with a voice that commands a crowd, Big Shaw brings nothing but energy and excitement whenever he hits the stage and has the prized ability to mash up any fete.
“I wrote ‘Fete’ because I wanted to create that ultimate party track for our carnival celebrations,” reveals Big Shaw. “Jammerz HP and DJ Avalanche pooled our talents together for this one and we were really pleased with the reception and response from our fans here in USVI. Now it is time to take our ‘Fete’ worldwide!” The official “Fete” video boasts the exotic island of St. Thomas as its beautiful backdrop and was directed by Dream Catchers. It spotlights local disc jockey DJ Avalanche, who is also a featured artist on the track.
Check out the official video for Big Shaw’s “Fete” featuring Avalanche below:
Inspired by the likes of Nick “Daddy” Friday, King Wadabli, Louis Ible Jr., as well as many other USVI calypsonian greats, Big Shaw earned his stripes as front man for USVI’s big band and he is now making an even bigger splash in the music industry, with “Fete” as the first of many anthems to come. (FOX FUSE)