It has been confirmed and the rumours are true St.Kitts Iconic Bandleader and Vocalist Gregory “Mr Mention” Hobson of the Nu Vybes Band International aka Sugar Band will be participating in the BVI’s Soca Monarch Competition 2016. The Charismatic Lead Singer will be going up against the Virgin islands best on Saturday July 23.
Mention will be competing with 16 other Competitors from throughout the region. The 17 Finalists who were selected include Pascal-BVI, King Vers-St. Maarten, Sekon Sta-Trinidad, B’More-BVI, Milla-Dominica, Hashim-BVI, Blade-St. Kitts, Mr. Mention-St.Kitts, Lioness-Anguilla, Loose Canoon-Grenada, Drastic-BVI/Antigua, Mad Skull-St. Vincent, JJ-BVI, Teejay-BVI, Kelly Jr.-USVI, Shiloh-BVI and Capable -BVI.
Mr.Mention has participated in only one Soca Monarch competition in which he placed First Runner-Up in both the Power and Groovy Categories for Sugar Mas 40 on St.Kitts. Mention is widely regarded as one of the most talented and charismatic Vocalist and Lyricist in the region. He has been the front man for the Popular Nu-Vybes Band International for the Last 20 years.
It is expected that Mention will be performing his 2015 Carnival Hit “ALL OUT”