The island’s No.1 soca band reminded the large crowd gathered at the Holetown Festival Saturday night why they are still large and in charge even as they celebrate 30 years in existence.
It was hit after hit after hit, as the band led by the Soca General Edwin Yearwood, brought heat to a chilly night in St James. The free event was held in the car park close to the Holetown Monument.
The crowd, of Bajans and tourists alike, was singing along to the sweet soca tunes of the legendary band. There was no need for a long list of supporting artistes as the band’s extensive repertoire of music was more than enough for the party animals to enjoy a night of solid entertainment.
Hits included those from way back when such as Sweatin, Atlantik’s All Aboard penned by Edwin, to more modern tunes like Feting is Me Drug, Home Sweet Home, Glue and Oil Pumping. The crowd was thrown into a frenzied state when he invited them to do the “mad men dance” for Crissening.
It was non-stop jamming, feting and sweating as the soca soldiers obliged to all of the General’s commands. He was alone since both Joaquin and Khiomal were absent. But no one appeared to be too bothered by this as the General clearly held his own.
One lady drew close to the stage and adamantly requested Sugar Cane, to which Edwin later obliged. There were shouts and screams when the music started for favourites like Pump Me Up, Yardie, In the Middle of the Road, Down De Road (Peace Sign) and Sak Passe.
And even after they were done, the band seemed powerless to fully satisfy the musical cravings of the massive which had come to get more than their fill of Krosfyah. (IMC)