Thank you to all the amazing artists who performed at the Bequia Mount Gay Musicfest 2019
Erphaan Alves, Imij & Company, WCK, Becket, GBK, Debbie Reifer, Lennox, Vykinz Band with Keido Foster, NJ30+ with Marius Charlemagne, Kevan Sahai and the Crashers, Rodney Small, Rey Escobar Latin Band, Infinity, Elite Steel Band, Bequia Blues Band, Joshu, Hance, LPank, Nicki Pierre, D’Termine, Hector Belda Om, Hasani Arthur, Andy Cruickshank, Energy, Jan & Louis, Kyron Baptiste, Kids on Pan
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A virtuosic Trinidadian Artiste, on a mission to assist in taking SOCA music to the WORLD. You can watch him here
...seemlessly mixes Soul, Rock, Blues, Alternative, R&B, Funk and Reggae coming together to create a dynamic, groovy, smooth and soulful sound driven by infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Click here to hear Lennox
Musical Director for NJ30+ and an amazing bass player!
Rey Escobar Latin Band
Guitarist, Composer and Producer from Cuba
…is one of Socas newest upcoming artistes known for his underground dancehall music.
Kids on Pan
…is a writer, producer and composer, classically trained at the most prestigious music institutions including The Julliard School (MAP), New York City All Jazz High School Band, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Brooklyn Music & Arts Program.
Hasani’s signature sound was derived from influences such as Wynton Marsalis, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, George Benson, Grover Washington Jr., Bill Withers and many others. “I love the swinging big-band sounds of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington but also love infusion music. When you listen to my music you will hear a blend of Jazz, Soul and Hip Hop” says Arthur.
Hector Belda Om
Playing Spanish flamenco Hector is not only a superbly talented musician, but also a master guitar maker (luthier). Living aboard his sailboat Om, his current project is La Vuelta al Mundo en 80 Guitarras (Around the World in 80 guitars). We are thrilled he has decided to drop the hook in Bequia.
IMIJ & Co.
From Trinidad and having traveled to countries from Barbados to Jamaica, the US and Canada, and performing with international acts like Enrique Iglesias, Usher, UB40, Maxwell and Lauryn Hill, Imij & Co. promise to leave you breathless and asking for more!
Alston BECKET Cyrus
Legendary soca / ragga-soca / calypso artiste.
His latest album, Mo Rush - 2017, contains remakes of Coming High, his 1977 break-out monster hit, and Legalize De Grass
Debbie Reifer is a Barbados Music Awards nominated singer, songwriter and live performer who has performed for the likes of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Martha Stewart. She brings her laid-back vocal style and medium tempo grooves to the Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest 2019.
Back in the Caribbean after completing their 2018 European Tour.
Raised in Antigua, West Indies on a potent mixture of Bob Dylan, calypso, and the ocean, Joshu is bringing a new island sound to the world. With notes of Jack Johnson and Jose Gonzalez, his songs resonate with the laid back lyricist in all of us. His Caribbean childhood has inspired a beautiful combination of groove and folk.
Three singles deep this year (find them at joshu.art/music) and with a growing fan base, Joshu's debut EP is set for release January 2019. Between recording and production he has been travelling the US and Europe.
Having honed his stage presence with three years leading Sound Citizens (touring across the Caribbean & UK and personally producing 3 albums), it's no wonder Joshu has the ability to create a particularly unique feeling of connection at live performances.
Kevan Sahai & the Crashers
Recognized for his unique sound and voice Kevan has created a fan base both in his home country, Barbados and abroad. He has performed for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Buble and Sir Cliff Richard and has had shows in major cities such as New York, London, Toronto, Aspen, Vienna… and now Bequia!
The Elite Steel Band
Socialising, Drinks, Dancing and wonderful local music. Always a firm favourite on Thursday night at Frangipani!
…feels that his mission is to uplift the music of the steel-pan and make it more pronounced in the international arena. “My love for music is part of my spiritual being.” He recently won the Peoples Choice award for the Best Steel Pan Player in SVG.
Jan & Louis
In the past they have played with many famous artistes including Ronnie Wood, Phil Collins, Nick Mason, Cliff Richards, Skip Martin & many more.
Playing Blues, Boogie, Be-bop & Swing on Tenor Sax & Piano Jan & Louis have been with the Festival from the very start!
Bequia Blues Band
This band of merry men (and a merry lady) are back on stage with some new material.
Leader of IMIJ & Co.
…and here are just some of the wonderful artists who kindly performed here in the last few years.
Freddie McGregor, Gregg Jackson, 2 Mile Hill, Dana Gillespie & the London Blues Band, Joe Louis Walker, Murali Coryell, Toby Armstrong, Arturo Tappin, Nicholas Brancker Project, Signal Band, Martin Harley, Denzil Bacchus Band, Ian Siegel, Rick Estrin, Zak Harmon, Todd Sharpville, Dino Baptiste, Julien Brunetaud, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, NJ30, Marius Charlemagne, Edwin Yearwood, Lenny Bradford, FYA Empress, OMG The Band, Tony Prescott, Yaphatto, The Honky Tonics, Bequia Blues Band, Xavier Strings, Leisa Way, Impac Jazz, Abuza, Dynamite, Jimmy Z, K-netik, Deanna Bogart, ‘Sweet Soca Man’ Baron, Barracuda, Sean Harkness, Shaun Munday, Toby Armstrong Band, Deanna, Stefan Roach, Onika Best, Rodney Small, Rob Zii & Phyness, Darron Andrews, Rockstone, Mr. Gwada Benz, King Bubba & the FM Band with Teddyson John, DJ Shatta, Kids on Pan, Lennox, Luta, Dynamite