I wish to congratulate the organisers of the Big Five concert, “A Tribute to Neville Jules’’ at the Grand Stand Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on October 26.
The concert was a welcome event and highly entertaining.
The bands provided a variety of entertainment including dance, the use of other musical instruments, vocals etc. The programme started on time and the bands kept to the time allotted for their respective performances.
There was one disappointment however. I think most patrons were looking forward to hearing the bands perform more of their signature selections —winning panorama tunes, or well known calypsoes.
I yearned to hear: Desperadoes playing Baron’s “Jammer”, Oba’s “In My House” or Kitchener’s “Pan in Harmony”; Phase II playing Boogsie’s “I Music”; Renegades playing Kitchener’s “Mystery Band” or any of their winning panorama selections arranged by rhw master, Jit Samarroo. I felt let down by not hearing Exodus perform “Dust in Dey Face”.
Finally, I must specially congratulate Phase II for their most entertaining medley of old calypsoes.
One patron was heard to say “Phase II mash up the place”.