THE BEGINNING –
From an island that has produced some of the brightest stars in the
music industry in the Caribbean, Laurena Davis is about to claim her
spot among the very best of them as she takes a meteoric like journey
into Soca fame.
Born on November 7th, this Talented and Beautiful Antiguan
Sensation is the Lead Singer of LAURENA DAVIS& TKO. Laurena
Davis is an extremely powerful versatile Vocalist, who is standing
ready on the launch pad of success, destined to take her to new
musical heights through her exceptional talent.
Laurena’s gift was first recognized in the Church, at a very tender age
where she was a member of various Choirs and Gospel Groups.
The next level was not far off, as she showcased her talents as a
soloist by taking the leading role in popular bands in the Hotel
Industry. Of course it didn’t stop there and musical paths were
crossed with some of the best known talents in the Music Industry in
the Caribbean .Her motivation and drive grew with the experience of
working with some of the people she admired and her determination
deepened to find her own place among the stars.
And so in 2010, Laurena did the unthinkable by entering Antigua’s
LIME Party Monarch Competition where she was a finalist in both
the Groovy and Up-Tempo Categories, ranking in the top 5 with her
first Groovy hit ‘BABY’ written by Craig Christopher and Produced
by Dalton Dyer along with her up-tempo ‘READY NOW’ written by
THE TKO EXPLOSION –
She was an immediate hit!
Opportunities opened, and in September of that same year, Laurena
travelled to Charleston, South Carolina, where she performed at the
Moja Arts Festival. From South Carolina, bigger things awaited. It
was over to Miami in October, for the Miami Carnival Celebrations.
While in Miami, Laurena starred in her first video that was filmed for
her hit song ‘BABY’ done by Norje’ and FullWerks Productions. The
video made it to the top of the charts on Tempo and other
Entertainment Networks that year.
The following year in 2011, Laurena Davis once again qualified for
the finals in both the groovy and jumpy segments of Antigua’s party
monarch. From 2010 to present she has shown consistency in making
it to the finals each year not only in the Groovy but also in the Jumpy
Category each year.
THE RE-BRANDING –
In 2012 Laurena continued her run of consistency.
It was also a new beginning, as her band, previously Tonik Band re-
energized and re-branded into Laurena Davis & TKO.
Each year, Laurena & her band can be found on Stage in London,
New York, Miami and around the Caribbean representing Antigua &
Barbuda by giving each audience superb entertainment with her
Amazing vocals and also to showcase the Rich Music and what 268
has to offer.
MY FAMILY, MY LIFE –
Apart from Being an Entertainer, Laurena’s first profession is being a
Proud Mother of a Sixteen (16) year old Son.
Laurena also has a very deep interest in the youths of Antigua &
Barbuda. Guiding principles in her life are grounded in the mottos
from her Primary and Secondary School days with the Foundation
Mixed School and the Ottos Comprehensive Secondary “Nothing But
The Best Is Good Enough” and “Success Through Perseverance.”
Presently, the TKO Team are in the Final stages of the 60th
Anniversary of Antiguas Carnival preparing for the FLOW Party
Monarch Competition which will be held on August 5th 2017 at the
Antigua Recreation Grounds.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS – (Laurena’s Words)
I’m very Thankful & Humbled with my accomplishments thus far. I
owe it all to the Almighty for Blessing me with My Gifts. Being an
Artist, A Mother, A Lover of Life & Music, I’m looking forward to
the future in glee. There’s a lot of work ahead and with total
dedication, commitment and a team that continues to dedicate their
time, patience and resources to my God-Given Talent, my Family,
Fans & Supporters who continues to motivate me, I know the success
we are striving for is not too far off and you can be sure that the name
LAURENA DAVIS & TKO is definitely destined to continue to make
a Mark Around the World!!!