Arthur Allain, five time Groovy Monarch of St. Lucia as well as Lead Vocalist and band-leader of the band EvaLucian, and former school teacher, is without doubt an exemplary youthful figure in St. Lucia. Born and raised in the picturesque town of Soufriere, Arthur grew from the “shy boy” in the community to the dynamic performer known for electric performances!
Arthur’s professional music career stretches back to early 2008, which birthed his introduction to live band performances with the Matrix band. He continued to develop his craft over the years and in September of 2013, Arthur alongside two of his former students at Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School (Yannick Plante and Gus d’Auvergne) founded the now popular EvaLucian band. The band has served as acts on major shows such as St. Lucia Jazz & Arts festival Opening for numerous years, Soufriere Jazz, Jazz at Baywalk, Color Me Red, Outrageous Sexy In Black, amongst many others, and hosted their first inaugural concert EDF “EvaLucian Da Family” in July 2016. He has performed in many islands across the Caribbean including Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados. He has also been part of tours in the US including states such as Miami, Texas, New York and Connecticut, performing alongside the best soca artistes in the business.
Arthur achieved his first major musical accolade in 2013, when he stunned all in attendance with a memorable performance of his hit song “Jumping Alone” which obtained him the 2nd place prize in the Groovy Monarch competition, after only his second attempt at the title. St. Lucia Carnival 2014, saw Arthur’s career reach its pinnacle, when he was able to capture the coveted title of Groovy Monarch 2014 with his self-produced and co-written track “Numb”. Arthur repeated the feat of capturing the Groovy Monarch title again in 2015 with the song “Who I am #WestIndian”, a song paying homage to all Caribbean people. The song was accompanied by an official music video as well as a lyric video. In 2016, Arthur created history by becoming the first artiste to win the coveted title for a third consecutive time, with the song “Dat Beat”. Furthermore, in 2017 Arthur cemented his legacy, winning the title for a fourth time with his self written track “Over n Over”. Historically so Arthur repeated the feat one more time in 2018 with the song “Mama” an ode to his own mother and deceased grandmother who helped raise him.
Arthur has served as an opening act for international artistes such as Machel Montano, Jah Cure, Munga, The O’Jays, Kassav and R. Kelly. In May of 2013, Arthur also had the distinguished privilege of opening up the final day of the main stage St. Lucia Jazz festival, sharing the same stage as the legendary O’Jays and R&B sensation R. Kelly.
In 2016, Arthur was awarded by the St. Lucia Foundation of Texas, Houston for his stellar contribution to the Arts and promotion of St. Lucia’s music and culture. He was also the recipient of his first International Soca Award for Wildcard Soca artiste of the Year for the period 2015-2016. In 2017 Arthur was signed on formally as an ambassador to telecommunications company FLOW. In 2018 Arthur launched his inaugural online singing competition to help develop and provide a platform for upcoming St Lucian talent, which saw over 100 entries vie to be the winner of the #arthurallainchallenge, that which went viral, amassing thousands of views amongst videos.
In his spare time Arthur loves to play the keyboard, bass and guitar, and write and produce music. A musically blessed son, his aspirations are to break the international barrier and produce captivating music that will catch the ears of listeners all over the world.