Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Image Promotions Artistes Update Jan 2nd 2010

I-Octane is moving into 2010 at the top of the list outstanding
Reggae artisteThey came, they saw and they conquered.   
Words in the streets are that despite the highly anticipated performances by the Gully and Gaza kings Vybz Kartel and Mavado, Reggae artiste I-Octane, gave one of the most memorable performances at STING 2009.  Octane’s controversial entry on stage at STING sparked much media blitz but I-Octane’s explanation for his comments were that his remarks had to do with some commotion that occurred backstage which brought about a disgruntled feeling on his path and this had to do with unsettled matters with the promoters and so upon entering the stage, “I was beckoning to the media to get ready for what will be an headline performance by me”.  Octane went on to explain that he was basically sending a message to the news editors present that “this little artiste (referring to his self) who had been shelved for a long time is gonna bring it tonight at STING and that they must ensure his performance makes headline news the next day”.  Having cleared that up we move on to his STING 2009 performance.  Tune after tune Octane unleashed strings of hits by him as he gave a performance his fans were yet to behold.  One of his biggest applause for the night came when drew his number single “Mama You Alone”, he even made mention of the fact that the Gully vs Gaza truce has created a long awaited opportunity for artistes such he, to rise to the occasion of producing and delivering edifying Reggae music.  In our previous release we did mention that I-Octane is one of the most promising Reggae artistes moving into 2010 and this is indeed a fact.  We therefore take this opportunity to congratulate Byiome Muir a.k.a. I-Octane for this very bold step toward a promising future.
Nesbeth in above board and next in line among the most outstanding Reggae artistes this season Reggae artiste Nesbeth creates music that upon reflection is good for New Year resolutions.  His current releases, “A nuh so me waan live” and ‘Question’ are perfect selections at this time of year and has been getting much props from several radio jocks locally and internationally.  A nuh so me waan live is already a big hit in Kenya, a market that Nesbeth seems to be making an impact since late last year.  The artiste STING 2009 performance resolute his place among the list of outstanding Reggae artistes last season and in the near future.  He like many other artistes who performed at STING 2009 had his scheduled time of performance readjusted due to the show’s late start, creating the opportunity to perform before a full house of over 30,000 patrons in attendance to whom would have settled and hyped for the night’s proceeding.  Nesbeth did not disappoint and received a grand welcome upon entering the stage and from there could do no wrong as he received thunderous cheers delivering his hits singles Boardhouse, Drive By, Guns Out and Friend Killa.  Interestingly Nesbeth did not perform one of the two singles released this month, “A Nuh Suh Mi Waan Live” but instead he introduced his most current “Question” produced to by Pink Panther and that too received thunderous applause.  Like I-Octane, Nesbeth is hopeful that 2010 is the year for conscious Reggae artistes in to shine in Jamaica.

New Image Promotions Artistes Update Jan 2nd 2010


Cush Hunta debut STING 2009 performance was impressive One of the Promoter’s pick in the promising Reggae artistes segment for the highly anticipated STING 2009 event was Cush Hunta and he too did not disappoint his audience.  Cush’s powerful performance unleashed humongous cheers and applause from the huge STING crowd.  His well thought out but short set proves that even though this was his debut STING performance, Cush Hunta is indeed a veteran at live performances and cannot be considered a youngster in the industry.  Leading up to the event Cush was privileged to be apart of the Claro Road shows that took him through Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Elizabeth, Trelawny and Montego Bay promoting his musc.  He also performed on Nationwide outside broadcast promotional event held at the Ward Theatre parking lot Downtown Kingston and the Holy Childhood Bar-B-Que.  Cush Hunta appeared on Hype TV Up and Live interview programme and did a live interview with Ras Firebones on Riddim Radio base in the UK, he performed at Excelsior High School concert, StoneLove Anniversary and I-Octane Community event held in Portmore St. Catherine.  ‘Cush Hunta’ has certainly set the pace for a promising future in 2010.
BRAMMA DEBUT STING PERFORMANCE WAS THE BOMB! One local newspaper has rated Bramma among the top 10 best young acts on STING 2009.  Fresh from his tour in Europe where he visited over 5 countries, Bramma had little time to plan a performance for STING.  His set was understandably short but he too benefitted from the late start of the show.  He performed at approximately 2:30am entering the stage with his “It’s Wat Eva” track which earned him his first major forward on his first major show.  Like a pro, Bramma handled his self well on stage when the band had seem to forget his set and asked for accapella to introduce “Some People” another of his popular songs featuring Steven McGregor again to thunderous applause then launched into his “Badman Town” single which sealed his set and saw him leaving the stage a happy camper with a bravado performance. 
Ruff-Ann known on STING over the years as one of the ‘war’ artistes pleasantly surprised her audience at STING 2009 when she launched into a set free of war type tunes.  Ruff-Ann found herself in the midst of what was a “female onslaught” segment of the event but refused to return to the old “war mumma” vybe and opened her set with a Christmas Carol built specially for her performance and to downplay any war vibe, she then drew her hit tune, “Save the Juvenile” and was well rewarded for her efforts, she ended her segment with lyrics from “lyrical War” a single soon to be released before exiting the stage.
Roots Revealers are on the island and of course making their rounds, they got a chance to performance their current single at March Out 2009 in Clarendon on Christmas Day and the performance was well received. 
Stanpipe who is also on the island has been doing his share of promotion he was last week “Artiste of the Week” on Stampede Street Chart and also performed at March Out 09 in Clarendon.  Stanpipe who has a splitting resemblance of Reggae veteran Brigadeer Jerry is passionate about his music and yearning to make his mark in the local industry, he gave a very good perform on Jamaica Live last evening.  His singles Cut It Off featuring Natty Remo and Thank You featuring D’Angel are the main focus of his promotional campaign at this time.
Young DJ Currency, Bitta and Christina Starz have done well for themselves towards the ending of the year.  Christina has matured tremendously from the many performances on the Claro and Nationwide Road shows and a number stage shows throughout Kingston.  These are the up and coming entertainers in our camp and this is as good as anytime ever to start following their careers under the guidance of New Image Promotions.
Christmas has come and gone and it was indeed a festive season.  New Image Promotions has had one of its best year since inception and this could not have been possible without the support of the many media houses locally and internationally that have supported us.  We would like to thank you all and wish you all the best that 2010 has to offer.  “The courage to speak must be matched by the wisdom to listen”

God bless