Mantius Cazaubon, Saint Lucian, has been playing keyboards and piano from the age of 14. Blessed with a singer’s voice, he performed with various school bands and at church. Since 1995, he has performed as a solo musician at several hotels in Saint Lucia, performing the roles of singer and keyboard player.
He has a very extensive repertoire that includes various music genres such as Jazz, RnB, Disco, Dance, Pop, Country, Rock and Roll, Reggae, Soca and Calypso. He is able to seamlessly alternate between different styles of music, whether traditional or contemporary, depending on the audience. Since 2001 MantiusCazaubon has performed as pianist and singer in various hotel piano bars, including Sandals La Toc’s Herbie’s piano bar.
In the year 2002, he became employed as a ship musician with Celebrity Cruises, playing with two Caribbean bands until 2004. Mantius has played keyboards with various bands, such as Xtent, at most of the hotels on the island of Saint Lucia.
Since 2002, he has performed as a leading soca artiste on Saint Lucia’s biggest stages, including Soca Monarch and Saint Lucia Jazz. He has performed on the same stage with the biggest names in soca music, such as international soca artiste, Machel Montano. He has performed in various Caribbean islands, the USA and Canada. He has won two OECS Soca Monarch competitions, placed second six times in Saint Lucia soca monarch and carnival road march competitions, and has consistently topped local music charts.
A leading songwriter and producer, Mantius has recorded over 50 original songs to date. His many songs include, We Making Love, Fire Burn Dem, Make A Round, I Doing A Ting, She Want A Shot, No Feelings, No Guns Allowed and the newly released, She Make It Hard. Mantius has collaborated with leading players in the Caribbean music scene such as Kenny Phillips and Kasey Phillips from Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican producer, Cornell Phillips of WCK fame, leading producers, Dada Lawrence, Ovid Alexis, Francis “Leebo” De Lima and Irvin Loctar, to name a few.
An internet entrepreneur, Mantius has created several music-related websites such as www.piano-keyboard-guide.com, www.ultimatesongwriting.com and www.socafreak.com where he shares his musical knowledge and passion with thousands, daily. This extraordinary and versatile musician continues to produce music and thrill audiences all over the Caribbean and the wider world. His latest slogan and driving force is “Peace and love”. With such a positive foundation and outlook, the only way is up for this model human being.