Daddy Chess

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pic---daddy-chess---dominicaNoted for his high energy, fast paced and often unpredictable on-stage performances, this dynamic lead vocalist of the highly acclaimed party band, the Swinging Stars Orchestra, has proven himself as an all-rounded artist – vocalist, drummer, composer, motivational speaker and entertainment coach.

Daddy Chess was known as the ‘Soca Man’ of Dominica, until he stormed the calypso scene and copped the title of Calypso Monarch and Stardom Calypso King of the Tent in 2001, with the inspirational hit, “Your Destiny Depends on You”. With that, he became a walking message for the youth, performing and mentoring in schools all over the island.

From then onward, Daddy Chess took the world by storm, performing in London, United States, including New York, New Jersey, Miami, Houston and Atlanta, and the entire Caribbean, including the Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados and Antigua. During his 14 year career, he has been able to capture the title of Road March King (2008), Stardom King of the Tent (2001 and 2008), Soca Monarch (2008) and Calypso Monarch (2001) and most recently Soca Monarch 2009.

With that said, Daddy Chess has earned his place as a true magnate, an artist who has truly made Dominica proud. His achievements are fueled by his every day motto and message to all aspiring artists, “The greatest person you can ever be is yourself”.