Steven Cyril

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Steven Cyril

Stevenson Cyril Porier (artist name Steven Cyril), born in The Netherlands (1983), has his roots firmly planted in the Caribbean on his island of heritage Curaçao. His music is a blend between, Urban, Latin and Pop. He refers to it as ’Feel-Good Music’ since music is universal. He likes to write and arrange his music himself as this gives him the freedom to express himself musically exactly the way he wants to.

Steven Cyril started discovering music at a young age. At the age of 13 he became part of a family band called G.L.B and two years later they recorded an album in Sarasota, Florida called ‘Glad To Be’.

“Celestial”, a single he wrote, was the first release off of the album and it quickly made its way up to the number one spot on the radio charts where it stayed for 6 weeks. Two years after this, in the year 2000, he moved back to the Netherlands where he continued developing his singing and songwriting skills. And the move proved to be propitious as in 2003 he starred in a small musical production and in that same year was offered an opportunity to attend the Music Academy in Rotterdam.

In 2004 more good fortune came his way as he joined the group “D-Zine”, an R&B close harmony group formed by his former vocal teacher Stanley Clementina. The group did club tours in Germany and went on to be the opening act for artists like Montell Jordan, Dru Hill and Ebony. In this group Steven changed his stage name to Steelo.

Four years later Steven Cyril teamed up with the Latin artist Gatto Gabriel to form the group Latin and Sons. Together they toured throughout Turkey annually spreading Latin music across the country. Shortly hereafter he featured on the hit single ‘Yo Te Quiero Hacer’ by the Dominican Reggaeton group Ghetto Flow and the following yeat he changed his stage name from Steelo to his current artist name Steven Cyril.

In 2013 he featured with his father Glenn Roy Lopes in the salsa gem ‘No puedo vivir’, a salsa remix to the Badfinger classis “Without You”.

In 2014 Steven released his debut EP called ‘Get up’. This EP features the single Adicto which recieved a global music award for best video, and two prestigious music awards for best latin music video. For Steven Cyril music really is a way of life. With his eye on his music in the future, his craft feels like a chosen destiny he can’t deny.

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Gerson Eleonora (1987) has a passion for writing, whether it be short stories, poems or the biographies, reviews and music articles displayed here on the site. He is an aficionado of everything Caribbean, it’s almost as if salt water runs through his veins.
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