After his first official appearance on the Chutney Soca scene back in 2015 with the widely popular song entitled “Heavy Drinkah” and after being absent for almost an entire year and missing the 2016 Carnival season altogether, Michael “SHOWTIME” S’Obrian is finally back!!!
A native of Montreal, Canada Michael has worked with many of the Chutney Soca and Soca artists within the industry and with more than 15 years of solid musical experience under his belt, Showtime is a name that many have come to know as a staple amongst the Chutney Soca industry.
Experienced, hard working, unique, original and stylish are all attributes that are displayed and recognized in Showtime’s music, and to those who know him best it could also be said that those attributes are reflective of his personality as well.
Stemming from a very musical family, Showtime was known in his earlier years by the alias “Riddim Souljah” when he alongside his own band TnT Xpress dominated the Montreal Caribbean music scene for many years. Also, performing throughout Canada and the U.S Showtime himself was also a member of Trinidad’s widely popular and local band Dil-E-Nadan led by Raymond Ramnarine.
Having put his own band on pause and going solo in 2015 Showtime and his entire Canadian and Trinidadian based team began an ambitious and aggressive campaign to #makechutneygreatagain with the release of his 2016/2017 Chutney Soca hit “Mr.Popular” which led him all the way in becoming a grand finalist in the 2017 Pick 2 Chutney Soca Monarch. Placing him well in the top 10 out of 105 contestants alongside the biggest and best names in the industry. The song “Mr. Popular” has been released on all West Indian stations across North and South America as well as in Europe. The official music video was also released late 2016 and has already
A producer by day and entertainer on stage at night Showtime is also very quietly known as an accomplished music producer for some of the biggest names in the Chutney Soca and Soca industry. Stemz Productions which is the brainchild of Showtime and was conceived in 2015 and is owned and operated by him and his brother Kevin who is also another accomplished music producer for this international studio. Having officially opened its doors in 2016 this powerhouse duo has created a sound within the music industry that is quickly becoming a household name. With a great cast of writers, producers, and engineers Stemz Productions is changing up the face of the Chutney Soca genre and the music scene. Incorporating modern style ideas with vintage sounds and new and familiar ones everybody can enjoy we can only expect great things from this youthful, vibrant, solid and pioneering studio.
Multi-talented, versatile, humble and always positive Showtime has won the hearts of many as of recent and is one of the most promising Chutney Soca/Soca artists for 2017. So, get ready for a musical rollercoaster ride like you’ve never seen before with Chutney Soca and Soca’s newest addition and prepare for what’s to come. After the curtains drop and the lights go live…. it’s SHOWTIME!!!
2016-2017 Mr Popualr – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8D2pSQ_ZKk
2015-2016 Heavy Drinkah – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhTxet_SzXY
2015-2016 – Whole day – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpF2NZ4HeWQ
2008 – Older Material from TnT Express – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okpcJEojyyU