All that was Spice and nice

It was Rhythm And Spice, and everything else that was nice!

Spice And Company and friends Alison Hinds, Biggie Irie and Imani had the massive beachside posse at the renowned Hilton Barbados jamming along with them from start to finish on Saturday night.

Spice offered many of their hits, even taken patrons back in time with the likes of I’ve Got You Babe and Sonny. And they would end the night with Congaline. This was indeed a sight to see: every single person on both the sand and lawn coming together in unity, in one giant congaline, to close the event. Many a partygoer was sad to see the show come to an end.

Alan Sheppard and Dean Straker of Spice And Company performing at Rhythm And Spice.
Alan Sheppard and Dean Straker of Spice And Company performing at Rhythm And Spice.
Part of the massive crowd at Hilton Beach  taking in the sweet sounds at Rhythm And Spice.
Part of the massive crowd at Hilton Beach taking in the sweet sounds at Rhythm And Spice.
Even the very young ones  came out to the show.
Even the very young ones came out to the show.

Alison, Biggie and Imani, backed by the ever talented Energy Band, all gave outstanding performances, making it a night to remember.

Queen of Soca Alison Hinds
Queen of Soca Alison Hinds

Alison, the undisputed Queen Of Soca was her usual energetic self, mesmerizing the crowd with her many onstage gyrations. Speaking to Bajan Vibes after her performance, the soca queen said it felt great to be performing at home again.

“It was awesome. The crowd was great. I love it when I perform home and people really appreciate you and they don’t want you to leave the stage. That’s always great,” she said.

Biggie got the crowd grooving and singing along with him word for word. He was loving the people and they were loving him right back.

Biggie Irie
Biggie Irie

Get Behind The Truck was clearly the song visitors and locals alike came to hear, and they couldn’t get enough, calling for an encore.

Biggie also made a pitch for Splash Band to be added to the line-up for next year’s show. Among his past and present hits performed were Ten Tons Of Love, Riddim In Meh Waist, Cyan Be Ovah, Nah Going Home and Pankatang.

Imani, new to the scene, held her own, performing her hit Bacchanal Road and duet Get Over with Biggie.

davandrababb@barbadostoday.bb

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