As an entertainer, Kerwin Du Bois worked his way through the realms of the entertainment industry and is now at a place where he knows that he can add value to the unique Caribbean industry and the cultures represented. The talented singer/songwriter/producer is giving the opportunity to four talented and aspiring talents to make a name for themselves in the entertainment industry.
Du Bois is turning things up a notch and has decided to launch his first series of competitions titled Pressure-Cooker. “This is serious business” said Du Bois, “This competition will be like no other ever done in the industry by an artiste, I am giving aspiring talents a chance” he added. The competition which umbrellas three categories; Steam, Heat and Boiling Point will provide production, performance and vocal opportunities for winning participants.
Why Pressure Cooker? It’s the experience that interested parties will experience; the competitions will be compact and intense. It’s simple according to Du Bois, “In a pressure cooker the toughest piece of meat comes out perfectly in a short space of time; tender and juicy…”
Without letting too much out of the bag, Kerwin shares a breakdown of the categories by saying the following:
•One person (male or female) will be given the opportunity to have an original song produced by the ace producer.
•One person has the opportunity to collaborate with the ace singer/songwriter
•One person has the opportunity to write an entire song for the ace singer/songwriter
•An aspiring producer has the opportunity to provide a “riddim” built from scratch for
Du Bois which will accompany his vocals. Competitors should be between ages 18 – 30 and may reside in any part of the world.
When the idea to host a series of competitions crossed Kerwin Du Bois’ mind, he was unprepared for the tremendous support that he is currently receiving. The idea to give “youths” the opportunity to make a name for themselves in the industry has been playing in his mind from quite some time and it became mandatory in his books to offer a platform for those interested.
“I know the struggle and I understand the frustrations that we as creative people have when trying to make a name for ourselves” said Du Bois. He added, “While it is not an easy road, if I can open a door or two for talented youths I am going to do that.” In saying that Du Bois is sharing two things with you; Pressure Cooker will take place post carnival and the stakes have gotten higher.
His explanations are quite simple, because of the overwhelming support from both hopeful competitors and established artistes who are now interested in getting involved the competition. That’s right, more established artistes means more opportunities for those interested in competing. “A lot of my colleagues in the industry approached me when they heard of the competition and expressed their interest in wanting to provide opportunities as well” shared Du Bois.
Pressure-Cooker remains the brainchild of Du Bois and he remains devoted to providing opportunities where he can for upcoming talents. Sit tight, as soon as Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival is over all the relevant information will be made available to all interested parties.
Kerwin believes in the best and always aims to give his best…this competition is no different.