Sand, Sea And Soca

Last Wednesday night, it was all about sand, sea, and soca. You couldn’t ask for a better mix.

Livia did a fine job opening the show.
Livia did a fine job opening the show.

Set at the relaxing Weisers On The Bay, on Spring Garden Highway, the new Unplugged series, now into its second week, attracted a large audience, all searching for something ‘different’
this Crop Over.

And different they indeed received. That edition featured soca veteran Blood.

Blood was in fine voice at Sand Sea & Soca.
Blood was in fine voice at Sand Sea & Soca.

Fans got the opportunity to see him in a different light as he told them stories behind some of his hit songs during a career spanning three decades.

He also showcased an alternate side to his singing and displayed silky smooth vocals, especially during a rendition of the well-known Randy Crawford hit, Knocking at Heaven’s Door.

Blood’s near one hour set, backed by the KTK Band, featured some of his hits like, De Plumber, Kitty Kat, Ah Can’t Wait and Roll It among many others.

He praised the organizer for a job well done and said that he liked the idea of creating a new vibe.

One of the organizers, Anderson ‘Timeless’ Birch, told Bajan Vibes the event was conceptualized to give patrons the opportunity to hear more about the artistes and their careers.

“You would realize that every event is about jump up and partying and there is no event for persons who are not into that atmosphere,” Birch said.

“We decided this year we would try something different and offer something for those who just want to come sit and relax, have a drink and listen to sweet soca music.”

The Unplugged series continues next Wednesday night when “The General”, Edwin Yearwood, will be the featured artiste.

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