May 01, 2009
LUST COULD DO NO WRONG AT TAKE ME AWAY
Take Me Away was the ultimate singers’ showcase and, with an audience just waiting to be entertained, the all-male quartet, LUST could do no wrong.
The four – Lukie D, Trilla U, Tony Curtis and Singing Melody – were unstoppable. Well rehearsed, full of drive and ready to excite their fans, LUST was in the mood for love and this came out forcefully in their choice of songs. You’re My Inspiration, Do You Love Me, Brokenhearted Melodies, Loneliness Stays on My Mind were among the hits that they chose to bring the audience to its knees … and it worked like magic.
The group was one of the top acts performing on Take Me Away, the show promoted by fellow artiste Richie Stephens at the Cable and Wireless Golf Academy in New Kingston on Sunday.
From the moment they stepped on stage, well-groomed for the occasion, LUST took charge, and, in their inimitable style, charmed the audience out of their seats. They sang, danced, showed off their versatility with an acapella performance on one song and sent the audience into a frenzy with their Song of the Year for 2008, Just As I Am.
It was as if the promoters knew that the audience would not have been satisfied with seeing LUST just once, so it was a well thought out move to bring them back a second time. After an interlude in which comedian Blakka Ellis humoured the audience, LUST made their triumphant return, this time with Richie Stephens for a dramatic segment called Secret Garden. Again, they brought fans to their knees.
Also on the line-up were Jeffrey Osbourne, Gem Myers, Gregory Isaacs, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles and Stevie Face. Backing band was Masterpiece.
STEVIE FACE IMPRESSES AT TAKE ME AWAY
Singer Stevie Face made excellent use of his 15 minutes on stage at the Pot of Gold-promoted Take Me Away showcase last Sunday night. It was one of those shows tailor made for singers and the artiste, who was one of the opening acts, gave a brilliant start to the evening.
From the moment he stepped on stage at the Cable and Wireless Gold Academy in New Kingston, Stevie Face was a winner. Obviously paying close attention to his wardrobe, he could easily have been a contender for the ‘Best Dressed’ award and when he opened his mouth to sing for his ladies, he just took their breaths away.
He had been commissioned to sing three songs and that’s exactly what he did, no hesitation, no dramatics. Naturally, he had to do his number one song, Tell It Like It Is, the re-make of the Aaron Neville blockbuster hit. And truly, it never sounded better. The audience came to life as the artiste sang his way into their hearts and surely converted a host of new fans.
And the reaction upped a notch when he closed with I Want to Wake Up With You.
At the end of his performance, Stevie Face left his audience totally satisfied.
In a post-show interview, he noted that this was one show that he had thoroughly enjoyed. "The production was first class, the fans embraced me and the performances have been excellent," he commented.
Also on the line-up were headliner Jeffrey Osbourne, promoter Richie Stephens, LUST, Gem Myers Gregory Isaacs, Ken Boother and Leroy Sibbles. Singer Frankie Paul did a cameo. Backing band was Masterpiece.