Pardon me for taking a minute to get to my computer..and post this folks… been busy in the studio lately… plenty new tings on the way – keep your ears peeled! ;-)
In the meantime though, I just wanna say on behalf of myself and my showbiz “family”, The Big Artist Crew, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who supported us so lovingly during our amazing performance at the Super Concert on Saturday night at Carifesta IX, in the National Stadium (Trinidad)!
You know, sometimes when you spend as much time away from home representin’ your country as I do, you find yourself wondering if the people at home appreciate what you do as much as the fans abroad do when Carnival is over… and at Carifesta the warm reception myself and the crew got certainly proved that there’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME! Gotta send a special shout ot to the Crew…
Saturday night was the first time in a while the entire Crew got to represent together on one big stage – and it was a night to remember trust me!
My homegirl Michelle Sylvester started things off with a bang, mashing up the place with her string of hit tunes, including “Go Ahead”, “Sleep In Your Bed”, “Face Me”…
Then it was MY turn! Singing “Always On My Mind” with Michelle is always wonderful but this time it was made even more special by the thousands of you out there who sang and danced along… thank you guys and thanks Meesh! Love ya! (Aye Michelle! I hear we make the Express front page? Wayyyyyy!)
After “Always”, I got to perform “Ting” in my first major show at home since I won the Caribbean Soca Monarch. Judging by the amount of jumpin’ and wavin’ and winin’ going on I’d say “Ting 4 D Road” certainly still has that special something… Never ceases to amaze me how people react to that song.
“Somebody say Ting..4 D Road” for real!!!
My lil sista was waiting in the wings by this time, but before I brought her onstage I had to big up the rest of the Big Artist Crew. Even though they weren’t booked for the show, my friends Nadia Batson and Terry Seales not only came along to the event, but even sang backgrounds and gave the crowd a lil impromptu piece of their solo performing skills too! Thanks you guys!
Big Artist Crew forever!
(FROM LEFT: Vybe, Michelle, Terry, Nadia, Alysha and Julio! BIG ARTIST CREW CHILLIN BACKSTAGE AFTER PERFORMING)
Oh – can’t leave out my lil homey (and one of my favourite producers to work with), Julian “Julio” Nelson (that’s him in the yellow and green)! Saturday was the first time I got to finally introduce the young man who produced all the music for “Ting 4 D Road” live onstage! Julio boy – time to release yuh solo tune – dem ladies out dey feelin yuh LOL!
Last but by no means least, my lil sista Ms. Alysha BLAZED the place with her hit tune “Party”! (Hope you havin fun mashin up Miami Carnival sis – I miss you! Come back soon!)
It was truly a night to remember – the Big Artist Crew in full effect, supported heart and soul by the great audience at Carifesta IX.
I couldn’t end this blog entry without mentioning some of the other talented artists who performed that night, including Jadee (“Dooon’t DIS mih God!), Maximus Dan (D.C.D.B.!), Isaac Blackman (big up the love Circle family), Jabae (whaddup Barry – sorry I left before you guys performed!), H20 Phlo (look out for the new H20/Ms. Alysha collaboration – comin soon!), Multi Symptom… the list is endless.
Finally, after all that love at Carifesta, Michelle and I hustled down to Clifton Hill, Point Fortin, (yeah you read it right – from Port-of-Spain to POINT!), where we performed to another appreciative audience. Point is always a great crowd – love you guys!
Bless up Shal Marshall & Clyde The Outlaw (thanks for hypin’ up the crowd for us fellas!) and my boy Brenty (Invazion family!), the best selector we could ever ask for.
Special shout out to www.TriniView.com….where you can find all these cool pics and more! Check them out for pics of all the happenings..during the whole week of Carifesta IX!
Mista Vybe is gone again… studio callin!
Somebody say NEWWWWWWWWWW TUUUNEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!