International partygoers and local band Brass Soul combined to guide Midnight Train into 2104 at the Crane Resort on Tuesday night as the luxury property hosted another big New Year’s Eve party.
It was a feast of food, drinks and merriment as hundreds of local and visiting party-goers turned out for the resort’s annual theme party. (On this occasion, the event was themed The Midnight Train.)
Following dinner, a charged atmosphere at the resort, stoked by the 12-piece Brass Soul band, gripped both young and old as several donned headpieces and masks and helped to transform the “Village” into a rocking party venue.
Merrymakers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Venezuela, Brazil, Europe and North America were all part of the big party.
Brass Soul vocalists Clem Maloney, Keisha Christian and Colleen Brewster energised the audience, cover a wide range of classic-soul and rhythm & blues hits while offfering an enjoyable throwback to the 1970s and 80s.
With the approach of midnight, the band moved intothe strains of Auld Lang Syne and members of thedancing audience greeted each other with hugs, kisses and handshakes to usher in a Happy New Year. A high point on the night was when Canada-based guitarist Scott Mckenzie joined the band for three numbers and rocked the house with Sam and Dave’s 1970s Motown
Classic Hold On I’m Coming.
When the band signed off way after midnight, having delivered well known classics from Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Kool & The Gang, Robert Palmer, The Foundations, Donna Summer, Dusty Springfield and others, the party continued way into the morning for the more energetic as DJ Gerald B kept the mostly younger partygoers happy.
“We are happy that we were able to deliver another exciting and successful event at the Crane. Response was great from visitors and Barbadians for dinner and the themed party and we thank all who attended for their support and wish them a rewarding New Year,” said John Doyle, director of marketing. (BB)