Kicking off a wonderful evening, the Smith Mansion/Heavy Man Records managed group H hit the stage at 8:45 backed by the Brick Wall band. Dressed in black and white with a touch of red, the three sexy, sweet ladies introduced themselves to the audience with the Curtis Mayfield ‘You Want Me Back’. The ladies had the patrons, especially the men, captivated with their smooth delivery and sultry vocals.
Moving into Bob Marley’s ‘Waiting In Vain’, the girls masterfully worked the stage, taking them on a high with Beres Hammond’s ‘Rock Away’. Melodious and in sync with the band, H closed their very entertaining set with the Smith Mansion/Heavy Man Records original ‘Still Together’ (produced by Michael McDonald) in their beautifully strong vocals, leaving the audience wanting more.
Well, you can catch them again in concert next Friday at Bamboozle on Molynes Road, Kingston.
New sensation Danglin took to the stage next in a short, spicy set, thrilling the ladies with Bob Marley’s ‘Natural Mystic’ and ‘Turn Your Lights Down Low’.
The ladies screamed when the new band drummed up the beat and the MC announced that the man of the night was ready to thrill. Satisfying their anticipation, Ken Boothe started things off with ‘Freedom Street’ doing his trademark dance. After doing an a capella of a new single from his new R&B album, the incomparable Ken went back to favourites like ‘When I Fall In Love’ and his other greats, having the audience eating from his hands in his all too brief half hour set, closing things off at 10:00 pm.
As brawta, and a wonderful one at that, Ezron, one of the greatest finds in a long time, hit the stage to deliver ‘Change Is Gonna Come’ and ‘So In Love With You’. His powerful, soul-stirring vocals held the audience spellbound, as he closed off a great evening put on by Jamaica National.
See you next month on The Deck for another showcase of Jamaica’s wonderful talents.