MEET THE

ARTIST

MICAL TEJA

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WHAT'S YOUR FULL NAME?

"Mical Williams"

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR ARTIST NAME?

"I got my artist name while participating in Tv competition called "Building The Beat" they normally called "TJ" but this guy started to pronouce it as Teja and spelt it as such and it just stuck, I also really liked it too."

WHAT IS YOUR NATIONALITY?

"I am a Trinidadian."

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START SINGING?

"I began singing at the age of ten, in my primary school's parang band."

WHERE DID YOU PERFORM YOUR FIRST SOCA SONG AND WHEN WAS THAT?

"I performed my first ever soca song entitled  "Outta Control" back in 2012, can remember the place exactly but it was in January of 2012."

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INSPIRATION?

"Biggest musical inspiration would be James Brown, he was just so innovative and fearless. James was constantly breaking the rules of music and creating new ones, I hope to do the same."

HOW MUSICAL ARE YOU? WE NOW KNOW YOU WRITE BUT DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS, PRODUCE, ETC.?

"I believe I'm very much musical, I play guitar, piano, drums, sing, write and produce music."

ARE YOU MARRIED?

"No not married, way to young for that."

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE TO DATE?

"Most memorable performance would be Sexy In Black in St. Lucia, first time performing in another country and the love shown by the people of St Lucia was tremendous."

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS?

"In the next five years, I see myself touring way more, a couple more hits in the bag and on my way to creating platforms for younger artiste to come up."

CAN YOU COOK? IF YES, WHAT'S YOUR BEST DISH? IF YOU CAN'T COOK WHAT'S THE DISH YOU LOVE TO ORDER?

"I can cook actually, I was not doing music I would have been a chef. Favourite dish to cook would be lentil peas."

WHEN YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO SOCA, WHAT GENRE IS AT THE TOP OF YOUR PLAYLIST?

"I love listening to afro beat and old time jazz classics."

LIFE OF THE PARTY OR YOU PREFER TO LAY BACK AND GO WITH THE FLOW?

"I prefer a lay back and go with flow kind of vibe."

ANY PHOBIAS?

"No phobias."

WHAT'S THE NEXT PROJECT WE CAN EXPECT FROM YOU?

"Next project is "Gi Dem Riddim" its produced by Tron and Myself and it feature Dawg E Slaughter, Chromatics, Pete Figaro and myself."

IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO MAKE ONE WISH A REALITY, WHAT WOULD THAT WISH BE?

"I would wish to live to 200 years."

ANY LAST WORDS FOR THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE?

"To the beautiful people of Europe, put some more soca in your life it will make it great."

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