Florence, South Carolina (Sonique Solutions) – Ten years after leaving Trinidad in 2000 to pursue his education in the United States, Champeon returns to his homeland with a renewed passion to promote his latest Soca smash single “Move,” a collaborative effort between himself and producer extraordinaire Shawn “Da Ma$tamind” Noel.
This hard working artiste whose birth name is Ronnel Ramirez discovered his passion for music at the age of 8 yrs old. At this young age he developed his craft for writing a variety of musical styles such as Soca, Rapso, Reggae, Hip Hop and R&B. He later honed his performance skills as a teenager performing in local talent shows with his group Absentee Crew (which comprised himself and fellow classmates from his alma mater, San Juan Secondary in Trinidad).
His time with Absentee Crew propelled his zeal for the entertainment industry and the group eventually recorded a song entitled “Vibes Yah Later” and performed at an event in Miami at which they opened for former Road March winner Sanelle Dempster. After a brief hiatus to complete his education, Champeon is back as a solo artiste armed with a sure crowd pleaser in the form of the new track “Move”.
The up-tempo song which is set to drive Soca lovers wild was recorded at the famed Mastamind Productions Studio in New York City. “Move” contains all the ingredients of a Carnival hit, taut instrumentation inclusive of soulful horns and pulsating percussion, catchy, memorable hooks and dynamic lyrics which create the imagery of an energetic Soca fete or Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
When asked about his experience working with Shawn “Da Ma$tamind” Noel, Champeon stated, “Mastamind is a genius when it comes to his music. Working with a producer with such great credentials was intimidating at first, but once I was in the studio the vibes just started to flow and great music was the result”.
With regards to the inspiration behind creating this track, he shared that he used elements of his own upward journey into the Soca industry as well as his progressive mindset towards opportunity as a foundation for the song. “Move is the beginning of Champeon as an artiste; I call it “The Movement”. Move is what you do when the rhythm of Soca hits you….You can’t stand still!!! “Move” can also mean any movement that makes you feel good”.
Currently residing in South Carolina, Champeon had an entertainment presence in major Southern USA events and showcases such as The Charleston, Carifest, The Charlotte Caribbean Festival, the Glow After Party at Twilght Club in Charlotte, North Carolina and various shows in Florida.
Although not based in the Caribbean and not surrounded by Soca music, this husband and father of two is an ambassador for the music and culture in a market where most people have never heard of Soca or Calypso i.e. “The Dirty South”.
He maintains his presence within the Caribbean community through the use of social networks e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace and has made his track “Move” available for legal purchase via www.trinidadtunes.com.
Thus far, Champeon has received tremendous support from his family and friends for his entertainment aspirations and positive feedback from key members of the Soca fraternity. Even though hea professional career in the Telecommunications field ‘Champ’ is still hungry for musical success and ready to take the world of Soca by storm.
As he plans his highly anticipated promotional visit to T&T hethanks all his supporters for the love and well wishes and invites all potential fans to embrace him as a new artist as he brings forward fresh, positive music geared towards making the masses sing, dance, jump and wave and even think.
One might ask why the name Champeon. To this query he simply answers, “When someone calls my name ‘Champion’ or ‘Champ’ it helps me conquer anything that I try to achieve in life. The name helps me to stay focused and keeps me on my ‘A’ game
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