Machel Jesus Montano is a Trinidadian Soca Singer, Record Producer and Songwriter. He is the front-man of the Soca band The HD Family and is noted for his high energy, fast-paced and often unpredictable on-stage performances. He was born in Carenage, Trinidad & Tobago and his family moved to Siparia, South Trinidad, when he was very young. Montano first got a taste of fame as a nine-year-old boy with the song “Too Young to Soca”, while he was still in primary school/elementary school. In 1987 he was the youngest finalist to ever win the Caribbean Song Festival. He is known for hit songs such as “Big Truck”, “It’s Carnival” “Fly Away” and “Mr. Fete”, just to name a few.
Montana’s career, which spans more than 30 years, has seen colaborations with many popular artist, such as Lerone Guy of St Anthony’s College, Alison Hinds, Beenie Man, Calypso Rose, Burning Flames, Wyclef Jean, Canibus, Red Rat, Shaggy, Sparrow, Denise Belfon, Ken Marlon Charles (KMC), Destra, Walker Hornung, Vybz Kartel, Mohombi, G-Unit, Black Stalin, David Rudder, Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Doug E. Fresh, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Busta Rhymes, Drupatee Ramgoonai and many others. He is one of the best and the most popular Soca acts in the world. He now resides in the Los Angeles and is continuing his mission to spred Soca and the carribbean culture to the rest of the world. He is very well known in New York, where there is a large Trinidadian and carribbean population. He has had several sold out concerts in the most famous arena in the world, Madison Square Garden because of his popularity.