Eyeslam Concert Series brings sweet soca to the southland at LIV Nightlife
Port of Spain, Trinidad, January 30, 2017
The team of bmobile and urban radio station, Slam 100.5 took the bmobile Eyeslam Concert Series to soca lovers in the southland on Wednesday 25th January when they touched down at club LIV Nightlife.
Hosted by Slam’s energetic duo of Ryan Spartan and Kris Kennedy, the pair kept scores of avid patrons bubbling in a Carnival cauldron as artistes filed on and off the stage in soca unison at the La Romaine venue. Climaxing the talented cast of musical icons on the night was none other than lyricist Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) and Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez, alongside their Asylum Band and Ground Empire family.
Belting out world-renowned tracks such as ‘Differentology’, ‘Truck on the Road’ and ‘Carnival Tabanca’, Garlin kept the adrenaline pumping tune after tune. However, upon his chant of the recent freestyle hit ‘New York’, LIV Nightlife was sent into euphoria. Fay Ann followed suit with her famed songs such as ‘Break Away’, ‘Meet Superblue’ and ‘Heavy T Bumper’; but sent the audience into ecstasy with long-time hit, ‘Get On’.
Alicia Lewis, a returning Eyeslam patron having previously attended the Woodford Café, Chaguanas, leg two weeks ago, was in jubilation following the concert.
“I had to come back to the Eyeslam Series because my first time was epic; and tonight was no different,” she said following the show. “Bunji and his team were amazing and oh gosh, I had a ball with Denise Belfon, Sekon Sta and Olatunji. Big up to bmobile and Slam for putting on such an event. I loved it all.”
Prior to Bunji and Fay Ann’s almost one-hour performance, LIV was privileged to feature a lengthy list of other local soca acts. 5 Star Akil, who has been to almost every Eyeslam Concert thus far, shelled down the place with his 2017 Soca Monarch semi-final nominee ‘Hero’, followed by ‘To Mi Heart’, Party Hard’ and ‘Different Side of Me”. Shal Marshall, a welcomed addition to the cast, also created a frenzied atmosphere upon his arrival as he belted out ‘Famous’ and an array of his many other big songs. On the night’s proceedings and the dawning Carnival season, Marshall expressed great elation.
“Everything for the season is shaping up well and I can’t complain at all,” said the ‘Gyal Farm’ singer. “Everyone is loving the music and the effort, and I’m just enjoying that I can do it with my family and friends. They, like the fans, have been really motivating me over the years. Even when I’m down, they still connect with me. Tonight I jammed with my band, the A Team band, and we were great. I’m just now waiting to head on the road (Carnival Monday and Tuesday) with my own truck with the band Fantasy.”
Also gracing the south stage were artistes Jaiga, Ravi B, Milko, Devon Matthews, Revelation, M1, Farmer Nappy, Miss Cali, Problem Child, Jungle, K-Rich, GBM Nutron, Eyeslam Superstar Mical Teja and Chutney Monarch favourite Omadarth Maharaj aka ‘Balkissoon’.
TSTT’s VP Marketing, Camille Campbell, expressed pleasure with the success of the fourth instalment of the 2017 bmobile Eyeslam Concert. “Nothing better demonstrates ‘Life is On’ than the energy at these events. During Carnival Music is Life and bmobile has promised to give our customers the best experiences to enjoy our music and culture. We love the tremendous support of our customers and SLAM and we continue to give back to our customers. LIV Nightlife was another enjoyable experience for everyone and customers can look out for much more on our Carnival calendar as we celebrate Music is Life and Life is On.”
Ultimate Rejects and MX Prime will be at the fifth stop of the bmobile/Slam 100.5 Eyeslam Concert Series on Wednesday (February 1, 2017) at Hutt Shutts Sports & Entertainment Centre in Upper Crown Trace, Tacarigua. Doors open at 9:00 pm and fans can also look forward to seeing Patrice Roberts, Iwer George, Terri Lyons, Shal, A team Band featuring Kerlz, Adana, Asten Isaac, Rikki T, Hunter, Jahmoun, Skinny Fabulous, Snaky, Ricardo Drue, Sekon Sta, Farmer Nappy, Sekon Sta, Miss Cali, Khiara Sherman, Destra Garcia and Rayzor Rob.