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Magazine Rhapsodic Over Bermudian Singer

Magazine Rhapsodic Over Bermudian Singer

When she first burst onto the British musical scene in 2017, the UK’s online Independent newspaper hailed Bermudian Kristen Bassett as “incredible” and said she might well develop into one of that country’s defining R&B voices Two years later that prediction may be about to come true. Ms Bassett, who performs under the stage name Bassette,... Read more of this article

Otis Redding III To Appear At Local Fundraiser

Otis Redding III To Appear At Local Fundraiser

American singer Otis Redding III, who inherited his legendary father’s name and rich vocal delivery, will be headlining a fundraiser for Bermuda’s Family Centre next month. The entertainer shot to fame in the chart-topping 1980s/1990s funk, soul and disco band The Reddings, but in recent years has introduced many of his father’s classic... Read more of this article

Unity Fest Management On Wayne Wonder

Unity Fest Management On Wayne Wonder

Responding to a recent LoopJamaica story that quotes reggae artist Wayne Wonder as citing a fundamental disagreement leading to his decision not to appear at the upcoming Unity Fest, the management team behind the event say that “his comments are inconsistent with any correspondence and or legal documentation” The LoopJamaica story said,... Read more of this article

Gospel Duo Last Call Featured At Georgia Event

Gospel Duo Last Call Featured At Georgia Event

Bermudian gospel duo Last Call has attracted an audience which extends well beyond the island’s shore. Earlier this year Last Call, comprised of singers Tricray Astwood and Adrian Jones, topped the Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart when their song Victory was produced and released by Atlanta-based songwriter/producer Fed Jerkins, a Grammy Award winner. And... Read more of this article

Review: ‘Unity Fest Was A Phenomenal Night’

Review: ‘Unity Fest Was A Phenomenal Night’

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman + Updated with video] The last time Buju Banton was in Bermuda, I remember staring at the stage in awe of the reggae legend. The energy, the vibes, the music – it was an incredible, memorable night. Needless to say, I had high expectations for Unity Fest and wondered if Buju would meet them. The answer is yes. He... Read more of this article

Richards Releases Re-Mastered ‘Talk Is Cheap’

Richards Releases Re-Mastered ‘Talk Is Cheap’

Partly recorded in Bermuda in 1988, rock and roll star Keith Richards’ debut solo album Talk Is Cheap was only half-jokingly called “the best Rolling Stones record in years” by citics when it was released. To mark Talk Is Cheap’s 30th anniversary, Rolling Stones co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Mr. Richards issued a re-mastered... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Unity Festival Concert Event

Photos & Video: Unity Festival Concert Event

Reggae veteran Buju Banton took to the stage at the Unity Festival concert event held at the National Sports Centre on Saturday night [Aug 17] along with other international artists including Agent Sasco aka Assassin and Masicka. Bermudian artists Jesse Seymour, Live Wires and C’Danger also performed, all backed by the Wall Street Band.DJs scheduled... Read more of this article

Premier Hands Out Buju Banton Concert Tickets

Premier Hands Out Buju Banton Concert Tickets

Premier David Burt sent out a call to the community via his social media for individuals to nominate someone who would be deserving of a free ticket to the Unity Festival Buju Banton concert. A spokesperson said, “Unity Festival promoters provided the Bermuda Government with a number of tickets to be given out to members of the community as a... Read more of this article

Wayne Wonder Will Not Perform At Unity Festival

Wayne Wonder Will Not Perform At Unity Festival

[Updated] The Unity Festival organizers said they “regrettably announce that due to circumstances beyond their control Wayne Wonder will not be performing at Unity Festival on August 17, 2019.” “All other advertised acts are confirmed and scheduled to performed and the Unity Festival organizers promise attendees an amazing show full... Read more of this article

Video: “Unity Festival” Press Conference

Video: “Unity Festival” Press Conference

[Updated] The organisers of the Unity Festival — which will feature Buju Banton — held a press conference this afternoon [Aug 13], where they provided more information on the upcoming concert, which they said is expected to attract thousands of attendees. Preparations underway today at the NSC:The organisers previously said “The reggae... Read more of this article

Bermudian DJ Featured In Billboard Magazine

Bermudian DJ Featured In Billboard Magazine

Bermudian DJ Collas, who hides his identity behind Gombey masks when he’s performing, is featured in a new Billboard magazine survey of performers who conceal their identities on stage to let their music better define them. Collas runs the popular US-based sound system Noise Cans, which specialises in a mash-up of Caribbean beats with modern day... Read more of this article

UK Pop Star’s Mother-Son Moment In Bermuda

UK Pop Star’s Mother-Son Moment In Bermuda

British pop star Frankie Bridge received more than 22,000 likes when she posted a photo of herself and her three-year-old son vacationing in Bermuda on Instagram, commenting she never wants him to grow up. Singer-songwriter Ms Bridge, a one-time member of S Club 8 and the popular Britpop girl group The Saturdays, was in Bermuda recently with husband... Read more of this article

Coral Beats To Take Part In Pride Parade

Coral Beats To Take Part In Pride Parade

Coral Beats — the island’s all female drum band — said they are looking forward to participating in the inaugural Bermuda Pride Parade. “The theme of the Pride Parade, ‘We Belong’. is especially important to the members of Coral Beats where diversity is welcomed. The percussion group will play at Victoria Park and participate... Read more of this article