CaribPR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY. Sept. 27, 2007: Hailing from the tropical island of Barbados and crowned the undisputed “Queen of Soca” by fans worldwide, British-born singer Alison Hinds is set to introduce the rest of the world to the power and passion of the musical genre which is rapidly gaining popularity among music lovers around the globe.
Since its dominant reign at the top of charts throughout the Caribbean, to New York City’s prominent HOT 97 airwaves, to the BBC Radio in England, to Canada’s premier music channel Much Music, Alison Hinds’ first single and video “Roll It Gal” has been gaining major global momentum. It has set the stage for the highly anticipated U.S. release on November 6, 2007of her solo debut album, aptly titled ‘Soca Queen,’ (1720 Entertainment/Black Coral).
SOCA QUEEN is an upbeat collection of original songs, which captures Hinds’ passionate sensual vocals, infectious driving rhythms and spirited lyrics. Armed with the stronghold support of her worldwide Caribbean fan base, the superstar touch of executive producer Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas, Fugees), and fortified by highly regarded Caribbean- based producers Shelshok, Chris Allman, and Nicholas Brancker, the SOCA Queen is prepared to broaden her domain.
On releasing her first solo album, the “Queen of SOCA” proudly proclaims, “SOCA is what I’m known for, so I want the music to represent who I am. It’s infectious and happy, but can still say something and touch lives.”
Upon its original release throughout the Caribbean, ALISON HINDS’ first single “Roll It Gal” shot to the top of the charts in Barbados, Trinidad and throughout the Caribbean almost instantly, where it has become a summer anthem. The video for “Roll It Gal” was ranked No. 1 for ten weeks on MTV’s TEMPO (MTV network’s channel devoted to Caribbean Music, viewed in over 20 Caribbean countries).Currently, the “Roll It Gal” video has been added to MTV Jams, VH-1 Soul and is among the MOST VIEWED videos on MySpace.com. The smash anthem “Roll It Gal” is also available for download on iTunes! worldwide, AOL, Yahoo! and all premium online download destinations. Additionally,” Roll It Gal” ringtones are available on every major wireless carrier throughout the U.S. and Canada.
ALISON HINDS is on an unstoppable roll as she continues to tantalize legions of jubilant fans with her provocative, sexy, high-energy concerts throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, including upcoming appearances at the Carnivals in London, Brooklyn, and Miami. Recent tour highlights include: a featured guest appearance at the annual Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s leading Reggae festival, along with LL Cool J, Shaggy, Buju Banton, and a special performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup opening and closing ceremonies, which was broadcast to an audience of over one billion worldwide.
For more information on ALISON HINDS and to hear a preview of SOCA QUEEN visit: www.myspace.com/alisonhinds.
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