Brannon & Biggie Irie Release Cup Match Song

July 2, 2024 | 2 Comments

Local musician Tony Brannon has revisited a song he co-wrote with Bajan soca and reggae artist Biggie Irie more than 30 years ago that “captures the spirit” of Cup Match.

Mr Brannon has edited the song titled, Cup Match in Bermuda, and put together a music video using recent footage of the annual Classic celebrations before uploading it to YouTube.

He said the song is his “contribution to Bermuda” and is not looking to make any money from the endeavour.

“I met Biggy in the mid-80s in Barbados – he was in a band called Splashband,” Mr Brannon told Bernews.

“I wrote two songs for them, which they recorded – Free and Paradise on the Surface.

“Biggy has performed on the island since the late Nineties and played in a band with me on Hawkins Island in the early to mid-2000s.

“We wrote Cup Match in Bermuda in 2005 at a recording studio in my house. However, I put it on the shelf and didn’t do anything with it.

“I listened to it about three months ago and thought, ‘This is a good little soca song.’ It captures the spirit of Cup Match.

“I edited it and then put together a video. We mined what we could and clipped together some scenes from the Cup Match celebrations.”

Mr Brannon added: “This is my contribution to Bermuda. I’m not selling it or putting it on iTunes or anything. I’ve not done it to make money.

“You want to listen to it, listen to it. You want to see the video on YouTube, watch it.”

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  1. Lion Paw says:

    Love it

  2. Say what?? says:

    So….. I guess Tony Brannon is a Somerset fan – the only colors mentioned in the song are red and blue but never blue and blue…. If it is a song about Cup Match in Bermuda, they had to know it should have said blue and blue as well as red and blue… song had potential, but that’s a major fail

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