Barbados loses a maestro

The music fraternity awoke this morning to the sad news of the death of Barbadian maestro Adrian Boo Husbands.

The veteran musician and late manager of the Headliners Tent was also a teacher and cultural industries consultant.

The late Adrian Boo Husbands
As news spread of his passing, several local entertainers took to social media to express condolences, with Anderson Blood Armstrong of Headliners describing Husbands as one of his “dearest friends, confidante, supporter, advisor and brother in music.

“I will try to smile as I remember all the good times we have had and the good deeds he has done. I will remember the laughter he brought ‘in his own special way’ and the wise words he always shared with me.

“This one is a pretty hard pill to swallow and I extend my sincerest condolences to his immediate and extended (musicians) family. Giving Thanks for the life and the memories of Adrian Boo Husbands,” Blood wrote in a Facebook post.

Another entertainer, Biggie Irie said: “I woke up to the sad news this morning that my good friend  . . .  has passed on. Rest In Peace Comrade. Well Done.”

Entertainment lawyer and politician Santia Bradshaw also commented saying: “Oh my we have lost a big one. A true example of one who loved what he did. There are some giants I would rather leave behind in this business and Adrian Boo Husbands is one of them. Condolences to his family and to the entire music fraternity whose life he impacted.”

The former Harrison College student and Barclays bank employee leaves to mourn his wife Althea and son Kyle.

42 Responses to Barbados loses a maestro

  1. Zoë Kay
    Zoë Kay January 19, 2017 at 8:06 am

    This is so sad. May he rest in peace. Sincere condolences to his friends, family and Kolij family.

  2. Andrea White
    Andrea White January 19, 2017 at 8:06 am


  3. kathy-Ann Clarke January 19, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Rest In Peace Boo.

  4. Patricia Coulthrust
    Patricia Coulthrust January 19, 2017 at 8:13 am


  5. Sonia Lewis
    Sonia Lewis January 19, 2017 at 8:21 am

    RIP my friend

  6. Sweets Archer
    Sweets Archer January 19, 2017 at 8:22 am

    R. I. P gone to soon

  7. Lerlyn Waithe
    Lerlyn Waithe January 19, 2017 at 8:31 am


  8. Marcia Chandler-Thompson
    Marcia Chandler-Thompson January 19, 2017 at 8:36 am

    My condolences to his family and friends. May he R.I.P.

  9. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar January 19, 2017 at 8:36 am

    RIP Boo your work on earth is completed and you have done an excellent job. So sad to see you go.

  10. Gerry Lewis
    Gerry Lewis January 19, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Very Sad RIP Boo

  11. Cathy Beda
    Cathy Beda January 19, 2017 at 8:40 am


  12. Hal Austin January 19, 2017 at 8:44 am

    How old was he? How did he die? Condolences to his family and friends.

  13. Sandra Blackett
    Sandra Blackett January 19, 2017 at 8:47 am

    R.I.P may your smile illuminate heaven.

  14. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince January 19, 2017 at 8:57 am


  15. Simone D Holligan
    Simone D Holligan January 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Oh no! Such a wonderful man. Dianne

  16. Katherine Selman Roach
    Katherine Selman Roach January 19, 2017 at 9:01 am


  17. BajanRose January 19, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Condolences to his family and friends and the entertainment fraternity.

    Hal, does it really matter how hold he was or how he died? sheesh!

  18. Colleen Tucker Weekes
    Colleen Tucker Weekes January 19, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Condolences goes out to his family and friends may his soul rest in peace, your work has been completed only God’s name best and no man can question him for you work well done Boo may your soul (R. I. P) and rise in glory.

  19. Lydia Bishop
    Lydia Bishop January 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

    My condolences to the family of the husbands family.

  20. Angela Payne
    Angela Payne January 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

    My condolences go out to the fanily may his soul R.I.P

  21. Andrea Clarke
    Andrea Clarke January 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

    R I P Adrian condolences to the family

  22. Cherry Sampson
    Cherry Sampson January 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    His wife’s name is Anthea not Althea

  23. David Hinkson January 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

    RIP Boo, it was a pleasure working with you as a fledgling artist when I was at UWI in the early 1990s and Coalition was the backing band for Campus Carnival.

  24. Sherry Kirton
    Sherry Kirton January 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

    RIP Mr Boo

  25. Leta Deguillard
    Leta Deguillard January 19, 2017 at 9:52 am

    My condolences goes out his family the lil boy character will forever make me laugh

  26. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 19, 2017 at 9:52 am


  27. Nicole Proverbs
    Nicole Proverbs January 19, 2017 at 9:57 am

    R.I.P my condolences to his friends and his family

  28. Cecilia Carew
    Cecilia Carew January 19, 2017 at 10:09 am

    My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends !!

  29. Emmerson Brathwaite
    Emmerson Brathwaite January 19, 2017 at 10:22 am

    My deepest condolences.

  30. Helicopter(8P) January 19, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Bye Boo! See you on the other side! Just remembered how you slid those sly jokes at the flash of a moment.

  31. Greengiant January 19, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Sad to see you go so early mate. However God knows best, and his will is accepted, it was great knowing the tremendous human being you were. My sincere condolences to your family, RIP my brother.

  32. Tony Webster January 19, 2017 at 10:34 am

    So long my friend. Happy to have met your “little Boo” awhile back, and will always remember our days together “under the Spread Eagle”. Condolences to your family at home, and to all your musical family too. Too soon, too soon.

  33. Beverley Bellamy
    Beverley Bellamy January 19, 2017 at 10:40 am

    RiP Boo condolences to the family,,

  34. David Phillips January 19, 2017 at 11:05 am

    RIP Buddy. We shared the sane nickname growing up in Chimborazo. We shared many of the same interests back then. Living abroad, I followed you, and I’m very proud of all your accomplishments. You will be MISSED. Way to soon..

  35. Veda (Joan) Phillips January 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Will always be remembered by your old childhood friends in Chimborazo and the only family/home Elsie allowed you to visit. Mr. Magoo. RIP

  36. Yvonne Hoyte
    Yvonne Hoyte January 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    My Condolences to his family and friends he wil be miss for his smile

  37. Marvalene Walcott
    Marvalene Walcott January 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    My condolences to his wife and family may he RIP

  38. VERONICA HALL January 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    At first I didn’t remember who you we’re but looking back at the picture then I remember you as a kid my mom always take us at his grandmother and he was there very good person he was so I know him personally we we’re actually related by mine mother from one family to other family my condolences goes out to them may his soul rest in peace rise and shine in glory

  39. Phillip B Allder January 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Anthea, sincere condolences to my special people, you and your wonderful son, Kyle. It was an immense shock to hear about my buddy passing. However, God knows best. Boo, rest in peace and rise in glory.
    Kind Regards….. Uncle Phil.

  40. Lissette Pérez January 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Dear friend we will miss you a lot. You were a real friend of Cuba and always defended the value of musical education. Lissette Perez, former Ambassador to Barbados

  41. Courcey Holder January 19, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    A childhood friend has departed way too early. May he rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family, may the lord give them strength during this difficult time.

  42. Jean January 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    RIP Adrian . My deepest condolences to the Husband family..


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