Close friends and family were able to enjoy the Mole Experience as they joined in Reco Mole Cumberbatch’s birthday festivities, with a surprise party hosted at Catty’s Bar last Thursday.
The evening opened on a sombre note in remembrance of slain photojournalist Christoff Griffith. Tribute was paid to Griffith, who worked on multiple projects with the entertainer and with whom the performer shared a close friendship. Soca Singer SugahRhe delivered an emotional rendition of Michael Jackson’s Gone Too Soon in his memory. However, in the spirit of his fun-loving friend, the celebration followed.
The event was not only a celebration of Mole’s 27th birthday but to reveal that the performer who has gained a following for his bashment soca offerings, will be soon be launching his debut album.
Unpredictable, the title of the album, was strategically chosen because he and his team want to keep his fans on their toes in expectation of what he is going to do next.
His manager Sharon Carew- White spoke to Bajan Vibes.
“When you allow yourself to be unpredictable, you step from the known into the unknown and that is exactly what we are doing for our fans.”
Carew-White said the 15-track album will highlight different sides of the artiste. “We want to show them that Mole is more than his bashment. He has developed, and they can see a new Mole, a Mole in a different light. The more unpredictable we are; the sweeter we going be!”
The manager explained that she wants fans coming away from listening to the soon-to-be-released album to be surprised by his ability to sing sweetly.
Among those gathered for the party were some of Mole’s closest brethren from the music fraternity. They excited the intimate gathering, clearly thrilled to be back on the outside. Fans, who were not able to be physically there, still got a glimpse of what was going on when the artiste live-streamed it on his Instagram account.
Attendees enjoyed performances by soca royalty reigning People’s Monarch Leadpipe, who was followed by joint Bashment Soca King SK. Jus D sang favourites including Hole, Manager and Only Thing That She Know.
Walkes, who cancelled a studio session so he could be in attendance, added to the package with Champions of Colour, Arch and Bend, I Waan Meet Meat and the new Quarantine Time. The final performer for the night was Mole’s sidekick, Brucelee Almightee. He performed his new sweet soca song My Imagination.
Mole sang some favourites like Breathe but also gave patrons a sneak peek at what they can expect when he drops the album with a tease of Le’ Bluff. Undoubtedly, the album will live up to its title. (STT)