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SHAMRACQ

By Staff Reporter

Shamracq

Shamracq

Shamracq cannot be a strange name to people here in Montserrat but even though many can’t put a face to the name, the voice will resonate through “Got This Feeling” and “Red Up”, songs which were used with popularity throughout the PDM campaign, now the government resulting from the 2014 election.

He came to the scene through the calypso monarch competition in 2013 and through resilient work up to becoming now a house hold name here in Montserrat.

He has been performing in neighboring islands such as Antigua and Nevis, while his songs are beginning to gain more airplay on radio stations around the region and online.

The artist told TMR that he is motivated to strive to make himself “internationally known.” With a bright future ahead he’s ready to release two brand new tracks early next month. He is an entertainer and says, he “doesn’t limit” himself to any genre of music, although he is known by many as a dancehall soca artist. He says, “ I have done calypso tracks before and am willing to try new stuff.”

Shamracq describes his music as happy and motivating. “I try to make my music uplifting than depressing. Even when talking about something sad as poverty, I would use terms to show how grateful I am while trying to overcome.”

Shamracq has made it clear in interviews around the region that although he is Jamaican, he wants his music to originate where he now lives in Montserrat.

Here is a recent article coming out of Jamaica on the upcoming artist, captioned:’ Shamracq taking the music to Montserrat’

Jamaicans continue to make their mark wherever they go, and reggae-soca act Shamracq is making his name in the sister Caribbean isle of Montserrat.

The St Catherine-born artiste, whose given name is Shamar Gowe, noted that from his early years he has always felt drawn to music.

“I was always involved in sports and creating lyrics for fun and exciting songs for any school project, party, wedding, and funeral ;for even in the saddest moment I still was able to cheer up everyone.”

Just a year ago Shamracq went to visit his aunt in Montserrat. During that time the country was preparing for their annual festival celebrations. He was encouraged by a friend to enter the calypso competition.

He took the opportunity to showcase his talent without knowing much about Calypso. Despite being eliminated in the first round, he still had hope and felt good about his performance.

He used the experience gained in the competition for good and subsequently released Come Wine Up Pon Mi, which he told Splash has received quite a bit of airplay in the eastern Caribbean as well as sections of North America.

“My most popular tracks are a fusion of calypso/soca with dancehall. Living in the eastern Caribbean, where those genres are more popular, that was a move I had to undertake to gain the exposure, which has worked for me. This has led me to voicing the jingle for the annual festival in Montserrat, as well as a campaign song for the newly formed Government,” Sharmar Gowe, Shamrackq’s real name, says.

Although he is now enjoying popularity with calypso and soca, Gowe is still a Jamaican at heart. As such, deejays Beenie Man and the incarcerated Vybz Kartel are the acts he looks up to for their longevity and creativity.

He adds that he still has respect for other acts such as Assassin, Bugle, and I-Wayne.

Asked where he desires to take his music, he replied: “There no limit to my music. I am ready to take on world, go anywhere it wants to take me,” he stated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-kqAhbFuDw

You can also find Shamracq on facebook, youtube, soundcloud and itunes.

 

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Shamracq

Shamracq

Shamracq cannot be a strange name to people here in Montserrat but even though many can’t put a face to the name, the voice will resonate through “Got This Feeling” and “Red Up”, songs which were used with popularity throughout the PDM campaign, now the government resulting from the 2014 election.

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He came to the scene through the calypso monarch competition in 2013 and through resilient work up to becoming now a house hold name here in Montserrat.

He has been performing in neighboring islands such as Antigua and Nevis, while his songs are beginning to gain more airplay on radio stations around the region and online.

The artist told TMR that he is motivated to strive to make himself “internationally known.” With a bright future ahead he’s ready to release two brand new tracks early next month. He is an entertainer and says, he “doesn’t limit” himself to any genre of music, although he is known by many as a dancehall soca artist. He says, “ I have done calypso tracks before and am willing to try new stuff.”

Shamracq describes his music as happy and motivating. “I try to make my music uplifting than depressing. Even when talking about something sad as poverty, I would use terms to show how grateful I am while trying to overcome.”

Shamracq has made it clear in interviews around the region that although he is Jamaican, he wants his music to originate where he now lives in Montserrat.

Here is a recent article coming out of Jamaica on the upcoming artist, captioned:’ Shamracq taking the music to Montserrat’

Jamaicans continue to make their mark wherever they go, and reggae-soca act Shamracq is making his name in the sister Caribbean isle of Montserrat.

The St Catherine-born artiste, whose given name is Shamar Gowe, noted that from his early years he has always felt drawn to music.

“I was always involved in sports and creating lyrics for fun and exciting songs for any school project, party, wedding, and funeral ;for even in the saddest moment I still was able to cheer up everyone.”

Just a year ago Shamracq went to visit his aunt in Montserrat. During that time the country was preparing for their annual festival celebrations. He was encouraged by a friend to enter the calypso competition.

He took the opportunity to showcase his talent without knowing much about Calypso. Despite being eliminated in the first round, he still had hope and felt good about his performance.

He used the experience gained in the competition for good and subsequently released Come Wine Up Pon Mi, which he told Splash has received quite a bit of airplay in the eastern Caribbean as well as sections of North America.

“My most popular tracks are a fusion of calypso/soca with dancehall. Living in the eastern Caribbean, where those genres are more popular, that was a move I had to undertake to gain the exposure, which has worked for me. This has led me to voicing the jingle for the annual festival in Montserrat, as well as a campaign song for the newly formed Government,” Sharmar Gowe, Shamrackq’s real name, says.

Although he is now enjoying popularity with calypso and soca, Gowe is still a Jamaican at heart. As such, deejays Beenie Man and the incarcerated Vybz Kartel are the acts he looks up to for their longevity and creativity.

He adds that he still has respect for other acts such as Assassin, Bugle, and I-Wayne.

Asked where he desires to take his music, he replied: “There no limit to my music. I am ready to take on world, go anywhere it wants to take me,” he stated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-kqAhbFuDw

You can also find Shamracq on facebook, youtube, soundcloud and itunes.

 

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