Adrian Angelo Frank Dutchin (born 4 September 1981) is a Guyanese singer with musical influences from Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Reggae and RNB. Dutchin is signed to Kross Kolor.
Born the first of six, Adrian Dutchin first appeared on the scene in 1998 as part of the group "Seven". He was the lead singer of the group for four years before venturing into music on his own, and was signed to Kross Kolor records by Burchmore Simon. Dutchin continued to work on his music and eventually came out on top in several competitions in Guyana - the Road March, twice, and once with Chris Wilson for the song "Buxton Spice." He also made a name for himself in the Soca Monarch competition, winning three titles to-date.
After winning the Road March in 2006 Adrian became a member of "X2 (Times Two)". He recorded with Kross Kolor Records and he was subsequently drafted by renown Bajan band Krosfyah as one of their lead singers.
Dutchin has visited several countries, including the USA, England, Canada, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Turks and Caicos, St. Maarten and St. Croix. He has performed with most of the big names in soca such as Rupee, Machel Montano, Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood, Peter Ram, Destra, Shurwayne Winchester and Iwer George. He has also worked with people such as Jumo Primo of Byron Lee's Dragonaires, Terry Gadraj and the Hit Man.
The father of one is working on his first really serious album called 'Finally', working with producers Shawn Noel, Darron Grant and Burchmore Simon.
"Coming from Guyana and being in music is a tough thing seeing that they are not that many people of music known around the world from Guyana," says Dutchin. "I'm always working on making my voice heard so people know there's a place called Guyana ... where quite a bit of music do come from!"
He resides in New Jersey, USA.
His songs include:
Bumper Fever (2009),
Without You (2009),
For Me (featuring Peter Ram) (2009),
All Rum Drinkers (with Terry Gajraj) (Pour More) (2009),
Mr. Wuk Up (2008),
360 Wine (2008),
No Place Like Home (2008),
On Me (2007),
Down De Road (2007),
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