After months of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK has gotten to a point where certain restrictions can be removed without supposing a great risk for public health. Among those, we got the return of indoor performances starting August 15th, and on the same day, the government updated the guidance for the performing arts in England to reflect new Public Health England research into transmission risks from singing, wind and brass performance.
It has been a week since I performed my song “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” in occasion of the 58th anniversary of the independence of Jamaica. It was broadcasted during the service organized by the Association of Jamaican Nationals (AJN) to a lovely audience, getting good reception and commentary despite the fact I did not play live during the Zoom meeting. Revisit it here!
Today I performed ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ at the Association of Jamaican Nationals service of praise and thanksgiving, for the 58th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Although there is some easing in the UK, live performances are still not up and running so this event and my playing was a lockdown performance over Zoom and YouTube Live…
This week I was recording my performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ for Sunday’s Gig. I was ploughing through the footage and came across some incidents where we had to touch things up before moving on. At the time I didn’t pay much attention to them as I was so focused on getting things right but watching back I found them funny and and I thought I’d share them with you. Hopefully they’ll bring a smile to your face too.
Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on August 6th, 1962. That means that today is the 58th anniversary of this very important event! To commemorate and celebrate the occasion, the Association of Jamaican Nationals (AJN) of Birmingham here in the UK will celebrate a service via Zoom this Sunday, August 9th, at 3:00 PM BST.
Some days ago, the government formally announced that indoor performances with the required measures of prevention and social distance can take place again starting August 1st, which is this Saturday.
My instrumental reggae version of “Take Me To The King” has brought me a lot of beautiful moments since it was released. Just this week, it was played in the radio station RockDaBox, the same in which my other song “Just The Way You Are” got the number 1 of the charts just some weeks ago. In general, I am very grateful with the reception of this track in America, and of course with fellow Brummie Millissa Jayne, who gave me a space on her radio show (hosted in Miami, Florida) to promote it for the first time back in 2018.
Yesterday, we had a fantastic time online at the Gospel Music concert “Sax Interpretations – Ladies Edition”, where myself, along with Ornisea Williams Hird, Barbara Witter, Rinelle Harrynarine and Ginger Cornwall brought the best of the saxophone to screens around the world. The event was very well received, gathering hundreds of views on Youtube and thousands on Facebook!