Booster Shot: Historical Caribbean Concert Hits Toronto this Weekend

>> Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dr. Jay de Soca Prince, Soca Therapy and KOS Entertainment Presents:
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
KoolHaus - Toronto, ON

 Trinidad and Tobago’s royal family of soca is gearing up to end their 3-month performance hiatus this week, thanks to Dr. Jay de Soca Prince, Soca Therapy and KOS Entertainment.

Fay-Ann Lyons shattered records and broke boundaries earlier this year when she became the first female in Trinidad and Tobago history to win the annual International Soca Monarch Competition (“Meet Superblue”).  She walked away from the carnival season with a historic 4 competitive soca titles to her credit, winning; Groovy Soca Monarch (“Heavy T”), Peoples’ Choice and Road March as well – all while an incredible eight months pregnant!

Now the soca pioneer will dazzle audiences internationally for the first time since the birth of her daughter in Toronto, on Saturday, May 16 at the city’s premier concert  venue, KoolHaus.

"To be honest with you, Toronto coming like a second home," says Fay-Ann.  "Much love to New York, and everybody else, the Caribbean and everything, but when it come to Toronto, the kind of love you get from the people is something that you don’t get to get from even the few shows that you do in Trinidad and Tobago. So you must, must, must, make an effort to come and please your Toronto fans."

But she’s not coming alone. With her will be husband and four-time International Soca Monarch, Bunji Garlin whose own music career began in 1998 with title winning hits like, 
"Down in the Ghetto," "Warrior Cry," and "Blaze the Fire." Bunji Garlin has a cult like following internationally, for his signature ragga soca style, and dynamic freestyle performances.

The pair will be joined by Benjai and backed by Trinidad’s 15-piece soca band Asylum.  Benjai himself was an active member of Bunji’s Godfather’s Asylum until 2005, when he left to pursue his solo career.  There he made a huge impact on the soca world with the anthem, “By the Bar.” Benjai’s music pervaded Carnival 2009, placing third in the Groovy Soca Monarch competition with “Drunk Again.” Saturday’s event will be the first time the two have performed together internationally in four years.

Fans look forward to an exhilarating full length live music experience, featuring all the 2009 hits, plus countless favourites of years gone by. Then dance the night away to the sounds of DJs;  Doors open at 10:00 p.m., 19+, Valid I.D. Required.

This exclusive post Trinidad Carnival, post-pregnancy debut is brought to you by Toronto’s premier soca music promoter, DJ and FLOW 93.5 FM on-air personality, Dr. Jay.

To purchase tickets - now available for only CAD $40 – 
 log on to:

In Toronto, tickets may be purchased in person from the following retail locations:


Play De Record - Downtown (416.586.0380)
Eaton Centre at Big It Up Clothing - Downtown (416.597.6773)
Emerald Vacations - North York (416.663.5111)
Yorkdale at Big It Up Clothing - North York (416.785.3770)

Charlie's Food Mart - Mississauga (905.896.3663)
Square One at Big It Up Clothing - Mississauga (905.803.8407)
Drupati's Roti & Doubles - Etobicoke(416.745.4189)
Radica's Hot & Spicy Doubles and Roti - Brampton (905.487.0888) 
Loc n' Twist - Brampton (905.463.1747)

Sunshine Sound & Lighting - Scarborough (416.265.3600)
Mona's Roti - Scarborough (416.412.1200)
A Kut Above - Scarborough (416.839.1489)
Islandmix Restaurant & Lounge - Pickering (905.831.1649)
Modern Edge Hair Design - Ajax (905.426.6894)


For additional inquiries, you may also contact Dr. Jay at

Media Alert: Fay-Ann Lyons, Bunji Garlin and Benjai will be available for interviews. 
                       Please send your requests to

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