Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez is a Trinidadian soca songwriter, recording artist and performer. She is also known by such titles as the Lyon Empress, Mane the Matriarch and the Silver Surfer, a nickname which she claimed during her performance at the 2008 International Soca Monarch. Fay Ann is married to fellow recording artist and 'Ragga Soca' lyricist Bunji Garlin. Fay Ann was born in Point Fortin, Trinidad to parents Austin Lyons and Lynette Steele .Fay Ann Lyons is a three-time Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Road March champion and the 2009 International Soca Monarch and International Groovy Soca Monarch champion. She created history when she won the International Soca Monarch for the first time in 2009, as the first female to win the Power category, and the first individual to win the Power, Groovy and People's Choice awards on Fantastic Friday during the finals of the competition which is held annually in Trinidad. She also went on to win the Carnival Road March that year, becoming the first soca artist to win that soca 'triplet' of titles. She is the first woman to accomplish that feat while pregnant. Fay Ann is the youngest solo artist , still actively recording, with multiple wins of the Carnival Road March crown. . Fay Ann remains the only female artist who has won the Carnival Road March three times, and is the second to attain back-to-back wins in two consecutive years. Fay Ann and husband Bunji also became parents in 2009 to a daughter, Syri, born on February 28, 2009, just a few weeks after Carnival.