Coco Red off to Hawaii

Cayman’s popular band Coco Red will be playing a new venue on Monday night – the Rainbow Room of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa in Honolulu.

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Coco Red is ready for Hawaii: (from left) Mel McCoy, Jaimi Witt, Luis Molina and Ray Myles. Photo submitted

The gig came at the invitation of the Cayman Islands Investment Bureau and underscores Cayman’s presence at the annual conference and exhibition of RIMS, the Risk Insurance Management Society.

Ms Melanie McField, conference and event planner for the Investment Bureau, explained that the Cayman Islands Government usually hosts a welcome reception for attendees.

‘We normally take our own band to ensure that the event is as Caymanian as possible,’ Ms McField said. ‘The entertainment could not be done by anybody else.’

The reception is open to all delegates and attendance at past Cayman’s reception has been in the hundreds, she indicated.

RIMS participants come mostly from companies in North America, Ms McField explained. But other domiciles are also represented, including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, St. Lucia and Barbados.

Coco Red spokesman Mel McCoy said the group was delighted at the opportunity to let people from other regions know what kind of music is popular in Cayman.

The band has pledged to play the best in soca, pop, reggae and salsa in their distinctive Cayman style.

Along with Mel McCoy, band members are Ray Myles, Jaimi Witt and Luis Molina.

They have had private bookings both locally and overseas, but are more regularly seen and heard at the Marriott Hotel and Fisherman’s Reef.

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