Weather alters music scene

Hurricane season is likely to put a damper on the Island’s music scene, suggests one local promoter.

A medium-sized crowd turned out for Soul Night at the Mango Tree on Friday and although headliners Calton Coffie and Tinga Stewart were pleased with the response from the audience, promoter Dwayne Seymour isn’t planning any more concerts until October.

‘… a lot of people were scared off by the hurricane threat,’ said Dwayne.

‘The performance the guys put on though…, especially the song Black Roses from Calton. That went down really well.’

Calton and Tinga were preceded by local band Impulz who proved a real spectacle with their multiple array of instruments and they warmed up the crowd nicely for the main event.

‘Calton and Tinga felt good about the performance. They understood about the hurricane and flew back to Fort Lauderdale on the Saturday because they were worried about it. They had originally planned to stay until Sunday.

‘Both said they would be willing to return when the hurricane season clears up.’

Dwayne added: ‘I had plans to bring some more artists, including Yellowman and John Holt, who both sing conscious music, to the Island in August, but I am going to put everything on hold until October now when the hurricane season should have quietened down.’

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