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Teddyson John known as Teddy or TJ to his friends and family has been wowing audiences since, “before his feet could even touch the peddles of the drum set”. Teddyson admits that neither his mother nor father is musically inclined yet he and his two brothers, “seemed to have gotten it from somewhere”. His brothers, Francis John is the founder of the band, Blue Mango and Hervin John has his own band on the cruise ship line, Royal Caribbean.
We know Teddyson is no stranger to the stage! His performing experience, however, stems from his school days when he attended Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School, participating in events such as Mr. & Ms. Teen Talent and Mr. & Ms. Valentine. It is those early performances that paved the way for him to shine bright at the Groovy Soca Monarch and Power Soca Monarch competitions leading him to have won the crown twice of the four times he has entered since 2007.
There are two sides to Teddyson, a Soca side, and a Jazz side. This diversity has allowed him to perform all over the world, including Miami, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Barbados, Martinique, Cayenne, Paris and of course his home, Saint Lucia. Teddyson has also performed with world-famous artiste Patti LaBelle and the likes of James Ingram, Bebe Winans, and Brick & Lace. He has also been afforded the opportunity to open for Destra and Machel Montano.
Allez’s fame on the 2016 carnival scene went on propelling him to the finals of the 2016 International Soca Monarch Competition hosted in Trinidad & Tobago. Since then TJ has been soaring the skies of stardom living his dream, creating music to share with the world through song. October 2nd The International Reggae and World Music Awards bestowed the award for Best Calypso / Soca Entertainer to TJ, an accomplishment, which he and his country of birth, Saint Lucia are most proud of.