JayLynn Hines Wins Quest Song Contest


This year’s Quest for the Best song competition, produced by Intense Mas and sponsored by the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, has been won by local singer/songwriter JayLynn Hines a.k.a. Jay III for her song Feeling For Ya.The Quest for the Best soca song competition has received 37 entries over the past two years, with notable submissions from many other Bermudian artists.


Cover Story: Music To our ears

RG Mags

Unlike some who spend years hustling just to get a taste of stardom, JayLynn Hines found her way into the music industry almost overnight. On a whim, someone she met in her social circle encouraged her to enter the ‘Quest for the Best’ soca song competition, hosted by Intense Mas Carnival Band. Without hesitation, she went for it. Earlier this year, she sat down for two days to write the song lyrics. Next, she found an instrumental beat to go with it, got the rights to use it and then started recording.

JAY III nominated for international soca award


Bermudian recording artist JayLynn Hines, also known as Jay III, has been nominated as part of an international soca competition in the category “Groovy Soca of the Year”, and locals can cast their vote for her online. The award ceremony for the competition will be held in St. Lucia on July 10.


Bermuda Arts Council Awards JayLynn Hines

Government of Bermuda

“JayLynn is a young local star on the rise. She’s a singer, songwriter and recording engineer, and once she’s completed her certification, JayLynn will be equipped with industry-level knowledge about both studio and live music production. At the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs we are committed to supporting our young Bermudian talent, because they are the next generation of creative leaders and advocates of our unique culture and heritage. So, we are expecting great things from JayLynn in the years ahead"