‘Good Times’ ready to rock the Mango Tree

The long awaited party ‘Good Times’ was postponed but not blown away because of Hurricane Ivan.

Mature music lovers of Cayman are in for a treat on Friday, 11 February at The Mango Tree as the promoters of Good Times present Party #2: RaeTown Style and Pre-Valentine’s Party to uplift the spirits of the community and engender the love and togetherness of Caymanians since facing a major disaster.

Those who were present at the launch of Good Times in December 2003 all agreed ‘a good time was indeed had by all’ especially those who leapt off the vibe of Jimmy Cliff and found their way through the doors to the Oasis Club at Treasure Island.

Friday’s party gives music fans a chance to re-live the music of the 70s, 80s and 90s RaeTown Style while helping the community – part of the proceeds goes to charity.

The Good Times promotion originated in Jamaica six years ago and has finally reached the Cayman shores. It is renowned for its soulful flavour reminiscent of an era of meaningful songs, non-violent lyrics, rock-steady and reggae rhythms in an atmosphere that is free and comfortable.

The Caymanian promoters stress that the Good Times Party is about the people of Cayman getting together in their community to enjoy good music, good times and create good memories.

RaeTown Style, which started in the 70s, is a reproduction of the era of the first street dance and rebirth of vibes built by the Merritones, Byron Lee and others.

Along gate prizes and giveaways, the promoters will donate part of the proceeds from the event to Maple House, a long-term care facility for adults and children with special needs.

Friday’s line-up includes:

Senior Daley: a 22-year veteran of the music business, Daley started playing at the Capricorn Inn, RaeTown, Jamaica in 1982 and has spent every Sunday in the past 14 years playing in RaeTown in conjunction with his disco Klassique. He also played at Cactus Club in Jamaica and other clubs in England, Canada, Miami, Atlanta and New York.

Andrew Henry: no stranger to Cayman, Henry has 15 years experience in the business. He is also known from 1989 when he played with the Renegrade Disco of Jamaica. Since then he has played at night clubs such as GodFathers now Asylum, Epiphany, 24K, Peppers and Quad which are the hot spots then and now. He has also played in Jamaica carnival bands and in road marches in Jamaica and Trinidad. He continues to play in numerous clubs in Jamaica and North America.

Century Fox: known as one of Cayman’s local disco extraordinaire.

Good Times starts at 8pm. Advance tickets are $10 and available at Funky Tangs, Reflections and Eastern Avenue Texaco. Tickets at the gate are $15.

Ticket holders are entitled to various discounts from local businesses including US$50 off fare to any Cayman Airways destination.

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