The second show in season seven of Mahalia’s Corner came off last Sunday night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre before a full house.
From as early as 7:30 p.m., the audience started filling the room to witness local band, 2-Mile Hill, the Open Mic session, the spotlight artiste and the night’s featured entertainer Biggie Irie.
As usual, 2-Mile Hill warmed up the audience with their covers of Far From Finished, Drunk In Love by Beyoncé and many of their original songs. The open mic singers, local reggae sensation Tabitha and former Mahalia’s Corner headline artiste Roshae also dazzled the audience with their amazing voices.
The spotlight artiste for this week was drummer Zachery Bostic who impressed with his talent on the Djembe. His charisma and facial expressions on stage captivated the audience for his entire performance.
He held their attention as he added new twists to the popular Bob Marley song, I Shot the Sheriff, for which he received a standing ovation.
However, the night belonged to Biggie Irie who brought his groovy persona to the stage during his hour-long set. The former regional Groovy Soca Monarch performed some of his more popular songs including I Got Love, Rehab and Nah Going Home.
He also switched it up singing popular cover of John Lennon and Bob Marley to the delight of the crowd who cheered him on.
Biggie Irie told Bajan Vibes “This is my second time. My first was in 2013, that was a great show but I think tonight [Sunday night] was better. I had a really good time again.”
Biggie had high praise for the band. He said he sent them the songs he wanted to preform and the band did their magic to rearrange them.
“When I walk on a stage and I see them, I’m safe. I don’t even have to rehearse,” he added.
Twenty-two-year-old spotlight artiste, Bostic, also spoke to Bajan Vibes. “It was simply amazing. I did not know what to look forward to because I’ve never been to Mahalia’s Corner. I just went on stage and I performed.”
Bostic said he felt the crowd while preforming. “The crowd was grooving with me and I got to explore on stage.”
Episode three next Sunday will feature bashment soca sensation Marzville.