The Tradewinds are blowing our way

This Saturday, 27 July, promises to be a special night for Caymanians of our age. By “our age”, I am referring to the time when things were different and simpler. Folks who grew up in that time knew a brand of entertainment and music not seen or heard regularly in the Cayman Islands, or anywhere else for that matter.  

Dave Martins and his band Tradewinds will be treating their very loyal followers to the stuff they have been missing in their everyday life; a musical treat that they used to get when they were younger, slimmer and had hair. 

Yes, the Tradewinds are back for one night only at the UCCI Campus courtyard. It will be a magnificent return to Cayman for Dave Martins, the great band leader. 

The rest of the band members still live here and they still travel to North and South America for occasional one-nighters but Cayman, their adopted home, has been left out for quite some time. So now, like a young child missing a parent, Cayman is eager and yearning for some of that music that made locals want to dance by themselves, dance with each other, and even hold hands, unlike the way younger folk entertain themselves today. 

All the Tradewinds songs you loved so much will be performed live on stage to bring back the memories of a time when we went to party (and party we did!). Come and meet the band: Dave, Jeff, Richard, Clive and Harry, for a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. We enjoyed every moment, singing along with the band, laughing and having a great old time, with not a worry or care in the world. 

So come out, fans of the Tradewinds and fans of good old times and great music to dance to. Remember to bring your children to a concert to show them how we enjoyed ourselves in our day. Maybe they will learn something; I am sure they will. 

The Tradewinds will premiere a new song written by Dave just for this event, and it is dedicated to a place he called home for 25 years. The song is aptly titled, “Oh What A Time We Had”. 

Gates open at 6pm and tickets are $40 pre-sold. Ticket outlets are Atlantic Department Store, Funky Tangs, Reflections and Singh’s Roti Shop. A percentage of the profits will be donated to Meals on Wheels. 


The Tradewinds band awaiting the arrival of band leader Dave Martins.