It was an odd partnership and Road March Kings, Kees Dieffenthaller and Neil ‘Iwer’ George admitted it wasn’t easy. At a press conference today, symbolically on the Main Stage at the Queens Park Savannah, they revealed that Dieffenthaller had to change his voice and the way he sang for the collaboration to work.
“We actually record the song in a lower key, which is Kes key then we went back and say nah we have to bring him up,” Iwer said with a mischievous grin on his face.
“Nah don’t get on so, don’t get on so nah, you know they call me because I have my vocals ready,” Dieffenthaller interjected.
Dieffenthaller said it was his first real foray into the Power Soca realm and admitted it was a dream come true, even though he had to change what may be his biggest asset.
“I did change my voice a lot because I mean I adapt my voice to style and vibe and I don’t think people were accustomed to hearing the guy who sang Hello to sing Stage Gone Bad.”
Both men could not say if they will defend the title next year as a duo but both agreed that collaborations bring a unique sense of unity to the industry.
When asked how they will split the winnings Dieffenthaller said, “With a butter knife.”
Reporter: Akash Samaroo