I was born in the twin island republic of trinidad and tobago. I was born on april 23rd (1968) in port-of-spain the nation's capital i grew up in a little village called belmont and that is where my love for steel pan grew. My first experience playing professionally was in (1982) where i played for my school steel orchestra belmont junior sec and south east senior sec. From there i went on to play for the bigger band's. In (1984) casablanca where we placed third in the national panorama final's i then went on to play for player's symphony and pandemonium steel orchestra where in (1987) i made my first tour to canada for the grape and wine festival in saint catherines ontario and in (1988) we placed second in the national panorama final's. And later that year i moved to america and i have played for the trinidad and tobago steel orchestra of washington dc and also mood's steel orchestra of new york i have traveled all over the (u.s.a) touring with all different kind's of musician's and band's playing all type's of music i also did a two month tour to taiwan in late (2004) with a group of musician's and dancer's at janfusan fancy world. Presently i am playing all part's of the (u.s.a) with my five piece group called panvibe's playing smooth jazz. Caribbean/latin/calypso/r&b. Ps check out the CD i think you will be please. And also for booking's and more info. Thank's hugh huggin'sjr.