After years of being on the road with Fantasy, Machel Montano will make Tribe his band for Carnival 2019.
Montano made the announcement when he performed at Tribe's Festival of the Band's launch last Saturday. It was his first performance at a Tribe launch.
Tribe later confirmed the announcement on their Instagram account.
"TRIBE Carnival 2019! THE KING JOINS THE EMPIRE. It’s official! 9 time Road March Winner. The one & only
Undisputed KING of SOCA MACHEL MONTANO joins the TRIBE XV EMPIRE on the road for a Carnival 2019 Road Experience fitting of our 15 Year Anniversary! Two powerhouses join forces as we set out to make your 2019 TRIBE CARNIVAL Special.
Asked for comment on Montano joining the Tribe family, bandleader Dean Akin said: "It's our 15th Anniversary and with Machel and Tribe coming together on the road the masqueraders can expect an explosive carnival celebration like they have never experienced before."