Multi-talented artist, producer and International Groovy Soca Monarch, Kerwin Du Bois has found plenty to keep him busy during the lockdown. With the market for live performances drying up, artists have had to look for other ways to occupy themselves.
One project that has come out of lockdown, the brainchild and passion of Kerwin Du Bois, is SPUT – which stands for Sing, Produce, Unleash Talent. The project came about through Kerwin’s desire to mentor young and upcoming talent.
Over a period of two months, Du Bois roamed social media searching for voices, stories, talent and passion. But SPUT is not a competition. So far, Kerwin has selected more than 30 creatives singers, songwriters, producers and musicians’ the journey has started.
By 1 October, the SPUT family had grown to 25 members. It’s a family that has already shared plenty of sleepless nights, multiple zoom calls, differences of opinion, laughter and excitement. And it’s certainly diverse; SPUT members hail from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Canada, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe and the USA (New York, Connecticut and Atlanta).
The first SPUT project, the Kembler Riddim, is produced by Synthdicate Music and features 10 voices and 17 writers, including Kerwin himself.