Trinidad & Tobago top Reggae, Dancehall Artist Positive and Soca, Reggae, Dancehall Artist Sherwin Gardner visited the UK recently creating quite a buzz at a number of major events from Midlands to London. With coaches from London and Manchester to Birmingham and special hotels rates, the weekend of November 13-15th proved a treat for Gospel Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and Caribbean Praise lovers.
The widely advertised VICTORY events by Prison Break Promotion aimed to appeal to the ‘churched and unchurched’, with the Friday event featuring the UK largest mainstream sound systems, Luv Injection, Wassifa, Observer Superpower alongside award winning Christian sounds and DJs Shekinah Sound, Leeds Soulcure and Good News Movement from London.
The Gospel community showed strong support relishing the live music from UK Artists from Lytie, AnnetteB, Chris Da Ambassada, Joshua Kesler, Claire Angel, Radical, Poppa Biggie and Tenna Star. The Caribbean feel was topped by International Artists King Arthur (Jamaica), Sherwin Gardner and Positive (Trinidad & Tobago) who also performed at the Saturday event.
8 time Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards winner Positive was an automatic hit with well loved tracks Mighty God, Two Man Army, Encounter and Identify (which made Track of Week at Premier Gospel); all from his latest album, Stand and Counted which entered the Billboard Reggae Album Chart at Number 9 recently.
Sherwin’s weekend visit to the UK ended in a surprise appearance at Annastasia Baker’s Sunday night concert featuring US Erica Campbell of Mary Mary fame, where he opened the second half to a packed 02 Shepherds Bush venue. Their unique live band collaboration of Soca EDM fused ‘Wet Me Down’ written and produced by Mr Gardner, got the house jumping to what was most definitely the praise dance track of the night and a talking point even to this day. The track is be featured on Sherwin Gardner’s 16th Album (yes one six!) release, ‘Fixer’.
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(lead photos credited to Paul Akinrinlola)