LAJ Family Band Steals Mt Pleasant Show
The LAJ Family Band stole the show at the Mt Pleasant after sports show which was organised by Radio Tambrin.
The band which boasts about being Tobago's only digital music band showcased a wide variety of musical genres on the day. Led by lead singer Isaiah (Anderson McFee), the Lance Jack managed band gave the large crowd a taste of the soca hits from the 2012 carnival season. Machel Montano's 'Mr. Fete', Kerwin Du Bois' 'Bachanalist' and vintage hits such as 'Tiny Winey' and Beckett's 'Teaser' were among some of the offerings by the Tobago Band. Their presentation also featured a conscious reggae session which included songs from Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. They also projected an American Rap session which the young crowd thoroughly appreciated.
Earlier in the programme, Tobago based Ragga/Soca artiste Kabasi gave a creditable performance as he rendered 'Sweet Reggae Music' and 'Girls Who Can't Cook'. Former national calypso monarch Singing Sandra also performed, rendering three of her biggest hits, the Tobago Crusoe composed 'Nobody Wins A War', and 'Die With My Dignity' plus 'Crying In The Ghetto'.
Show host Al Joe had difficulty in finding the parents of young children who got lost in the crowd and he actually had to halt the proceedings to make long appeals to the parents or guardians to collect their lost ones from the Police booth.
However, it was the LAJ Family Band with Iwer George's 'No Pain' and 'Throw Wine' from Prophet Benjamin which caused a musical storm on the day.
Soca 'hot boy' Swappi with his runaway hit 'Bucket' and Chucky flew the Trinidad soca flag with relish on the show.