Friday, October 1, 2010

Bramma City & State Hopping in Canada


(Kingston, Jamaica 30th, Sept. 2010) Dancehall Artiste Bramma has been in Canada for the past two weeks performing at several events on tour with Ace Danehall artiste Elephant Man. Despite a few challenges, Bramma has been getting consistent airplay on most of the local radio stations.  The artiste is quite popular within the industry not only in Jamaica but across the US Tri-State as well as throughout several Canadian and European cities and states.  The focus now is to take advantage of all that publicity and convert it into shows.

The 24 year old Calabar High School past student has made several appearances in and around New York City and toured Europe in November 2009 and is yet to perform in Miami and Los Angeles.  Now in Canada, Bramma is pleasantly surprised at the response he has gotten from various performances.  He has learnt that his, “Defend Mi Own” and “Send Me An Angel” songs are quite popular among fans there.  So Far, Bramma has performed on three separate gigs in Montreal before moving on to perform in Halifax, Ottawa, Ashowa, Winnepeg and Edmonton.  “I have been waiting for an opportunity such as this for a long time and now that is has presented itself, the aim is to go for it and enjoy every moment of it and that is exactly what I am doing,” says Bramma.  The group moves on to Miami then L.A. before returning to the island in another week.  

Nesbeth Headlines ‘Reggae in The Fall’

Full Effect Entertainment, a U.S. based company will be hosting an event entitled, Reggae In The Falls” on Sunday, October 24th at a venue called Amvet which is located off Montgomery Streets in the city of Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Two summers ago, Nesbeth visited New York for the first time in his professional career to perform on billed events, Red Hot Boat Ride and Reggae Summerfest in Washington.  When he got to New York he realized that his Boardhouse single produced by former Manager Flava McGregor had made such a positive impact on New Yorkers that it remained with them for years.  Nesbeth never got an opportunity to make good of that opportunity and so upon discovering all this when he got there, made a spontaneous decision to remain in the city for two weeks to promote his new songs and network.  He launched a brief promotional campaign that included live interviews on several radio and cable stations and a debut performance on the major Irie Jamborie 2009 concert held in Roy Wilkins Park.   The timing seemed right because Nesbeth also made an appearance on the Rock with Squeeze show held at S.O.B and got a cover and centre spread feature in Gorgeous Magazine October issue.  His aim then was consolidate the demand for live performances there in the future. 

The recession has affected the local music industry immensely.  Shows have been cancelled and for the few that braved the tough times, saw major reduction in the attendance at shows hence a huge blow to the industry in general.  Nesbeth however remain optimistic despite the challenges and grateful for having being able to cash in on a few.  His last international performance was Calgary International Reggae Festival, Canada in August and already has other pending U.S. performances coming up in November in Rhode Islands and Connecticut. For his Massachusetts appearance, Nesbeth will headline the first time Reggae In The Fall event and share stage with International artistes, JDX Crew (Freedomfighter, Payso and Uniqueshifan) and local entertainers, Jungleman, Kingflo, Dadre and Ysanne backed by Chosen Few Reggae Band.