It was dubbed “the launch of the hottest new band for Crop Over 2014”, and Krave did not disappoint.
They said they would be giving Barbadians what they had been craving for; and if the costumes showcased at the Concorde Experience on Saturday are anything to go by, The Big Bang, the offering for this year, will be a total explosion on the road come the first Monday in August.
Bandleader Tracy Boyce told Bajan Vibes on launch night that for the past two to three years she had been involved with a number of other bands and this time around, she decided to move a step farther and put her own product on the road – and hence Krave was born.
“So far, the response has been tremendous. We are bringing new costumes, new ideas and concepts to the road, and a whole new experience; and there has been that buy-in. We have a number of our sections already sold out here tonight,” she said.
In terms of the numbers expected on the road, Boyce was “mum” on that, saying only that “we don’t want to go too big because if you are, that would mean that you have to water down the quality. Our model is quality over quantity. That is what Krave stands for; and so far everyone is on board with it”.