Deevine

Three time Award Nominated Versatile singer DeeVine (Denise Walker-Phillips) was born in London and raised in Barbados from the age of 6. In April 2011, she burst onto the UK Soca scene with her powerful Caribbean vocals.

DeeVine has been singing and dancing from the age of 8 when her father bought her a Casio keyboard. She sang Soprano in the school choir at Parkinson Secondary School, Barbados until the age of 17. During her secondary school years she formed a dance group, performing at school concerts & local shows. At age 17 she joined a Soca Band called Hide & Seek for a short period of time before returning to London where she continued her studies. In 1997 she studied Music Technology & Business Management in Music. In later years she trained as a Registered Children's Nurse. DeeVine’s interest for Soca came from Calypso legends like Mighty Gabby, Mighty Sparrow, Grinner and Red Plastic Bag. Later on DeeVine went on to write songs with Might Gabby which she has released. In , whilst in Barbados DeeVine did several live performances on television. In 2015 she appeared on Good Morning Barbados, a very popular Barbadian TV program. DeeVine performed for two of the biggest shows in Barbados, the ‘This Is Rick’ concert and ‘Cohobblopot’ which was held at the famous Kensington Oval, with an audience capacity of 11,000.

This then lead to DeeVine’s Soca track ‘So Sweet’ written by herself and Mighty Gabby ( Barbadian Calypsonian Cultural Ambassador for Barbados) being featured on Caribbean Hot Party Vol. 4 Crop Over Hits, DeeVine does major performances every year at other Carnivals. DeeVine has to date performed in Barbados, USA, Canada, Rotterdam, Barcelona, France, New York City (Labour Day), Miami and of course Notting Hill carnival. In 2016 DeeVine took part in Leeds Soca Monarch competition and placed 3rd. This year so far she has performed in Boston and Berlin, along side Destra and Skinny Fabulous. DeeVine is a member of the ABC Calypso tent.

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