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‘GRATE BVI Music Alliance delivered as promised’ - Mr Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart

Promotional Manager of GRATE BVI Music Alliance Mr Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart said that judging from the responses from persons who attended the event and the lineup of local artistes who performed way above expectation, they can say with confidence that they have delivered as promised. Photo: VINO
President of the group Mr Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman was very upbeat about the success of the day as they have given their fans and others a great day of entertainment. “I want to thank everyone who came out and made the event a success, the Alliance members/artists for their great performances, speakers, sponsors and the volleyball association,” he said. Photo: VINO
President of the group Mr Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman was very upbeat about the success of the day as they have given their fans and others a great day of entertainment. “I want to thank everyone who came out and made the event a success, the Alliance members/artists for their great performances, speakers, sponsors and the volleyball association,” he said. Photo: VINO
It was a day of fun and games including lots of volleyball. Photo: VINO
It was a day of fun and games including lots of volleyball. Photo: VINO
Some of the local artists who performed. Photo: VINO
Some of the local artists who performed. Photo: VINO
One of the Alliance's members doing his thing on stage Photo: VINO
One of the Alliance's members doing his thing on stage Photo: VINO
Members of GRATE BVI Music alliance introduced to the crowd. Photo: VINO
Members of GRATE BVI Music alliance introduced to the crowd. Photo: VINO
Some of the patrons to the event. Photo: VINO
Some of the patrons to the event. Photo: VINO
The fun was both on land and on the water. Photo: VINO
The fun was both on land and on the water. Photo: VINO
Neville 'Sheep' Smith being entertained. Photo: VINO
Neville 'Sheep' Smith being entertained. Photo: VINO
Rytical didn't fail to entertain with his original songs. Photo: VINO
Rytical didn't fail to entertain with his original songs. Photo: VINO
This little girl was very bold to request that her photo be taken. Photo: VINO
This little girl was very bold to request that her photo be taken. Photo: VINO
Another local entertainer. Photo: VINO
Another local entertainer. Photo: VINO
She was having a great time on the beach. Photo: VINO
She was having a great time on the beach. Photo: VINO
Members of GRATE BVI Music alliance introduced to the crowd. Photo: VINO
Members of GRATE BVI Music alliance introduced to the crowd. Photo: VINO
A scene from the GO GREEN Family Fun Day Beach Fest event which was held on the Long Bay Beach. Photo: VINO
A scene from the GO GREEN Family Fun Day Beach Fest event which was held on the Long Bay Beach. Photo: VINO
Families came out for the event. Photo: VINO
Families came out for the event. Photo: VINO
Bitten by the musical bug, this man could not help dancing. Photo: VINO
Bitten by the musical bug, this man could not help dancing. Photo: VINO
Showtime band doing their thing. Photo: VINO
Showtime band doing their thing. Photo: VINO
Members of GRATE BVI Music alliance introduced to the crowd. Photo: VINO
Members of GRATE BVI Music alliance introduced to the crowd. Photo: VINO
Part of the entertainment on Monday at Long Bay Beach. Photo: VINO
Part of the entertainment on Monday at Long Bay Beach. Photo: VINO
Part of the crowd during the event. Photo: VINO
Part of the crowd during the event. Photo: VINO
The great performances continued way into the evening. Photo: VINO
The great performances continued way into the evening. Photo: VINO
The action continued into the night. Photo: VINO
The action continued into the night. Photo: VINO
GRATE BVI Music Alliance’s Monday October 20, 2014 St. Ursula’s national holiday’s GO GREEN Family Fun Day Beach Fest event which was held on the Long Bay Beach. Photo: VINO
GRATE BVI Music Alliance’s Monday October 20, 2014 St. Ursula’s national holiday’s GO GREEN Family Fun Day Beach Fest event which was held on the Long Bay Beach. Photo: VINO
The deejays kept the music pumping all day. Photo: VINO
The deejays kept the music pumping all day. Photo: VINO
Eustace 'Boss' Freeman doing his thing on stage. Photo: VINO
Eustace 'Boss' Freeman doing his thing on stage. Photo: VINO
Members of the Showtime Band. Photo: VINO
Members of the Showtime Band. Photo: VINO
The turnout was indeed large. Photo: VINO
The turnout was indeed large. Photo: VINO
Children were a part of the festivities too. Photo: VINO
Children were a part of the festivities too. Photo: VINO
BEEF ISLAND, VI – Promotional Manager of GRATE BVI Music Alliance Mr Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart said that judging from the responses from persons who attended their event on Monday October 20, 2014 and the lineup of local artistes who performed way above expectation, they can say with confidence that they have delivered as promised.

This was said of the group’s feature activity that headlined celebrations of Monday - St. Ursula’s national holiday - titled, GO GREEN Family Fun Day Beach Fest, which was held on the Long Bay Beach.

“I think it was a move in the right direction and as far as our motto says appreciation and respect for all entertainers we at least brought the bar up to about 60 to 70 percent… it’s not a full 100% yet but it’s a work in progress,” said Peart.

The event saw the turnout of a relatively large crowd who were engaged in a number of activities which started at approximately 10:00 am especially as it related to the volley ball competition. Entertainment which should have started at noon never got off until about 1:30pm which according to Peart is one of the things they will be working hard to better come their next promotion.

The only local artiste who did not have the chance to blaze the stage was Tino who had to leave early due to prior engagements elsewhere. “We apologize to our supporters for that but we definitely will be working on time as we go along,” Peart added.

Quito Rhymer with Quito and edge band kicked off the on stage entertainment and they were followed by the Alliance Band which backed the performances of Shine Eye, Macka ‘B’, Rytical, Drastic and Mckenzie Baltimore.

The day also featured an inspirational moment which was done by Wasasha X who spoke about the environment in keeping with the Go Green theme of the day. He also touched on the topical issue of the importance of members of society returning to the days when communities lived as a family.

“The reason why I am proud of the success of the event is that it shows that artistes of the BVI can entertain a large crowd without international headliners,” noted Peart.

President of the group Mr Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman was very upbeat about the success of the day as they have given their fans and others a great day of entertainment. “I want to thank everyone who came out and made the event a success, the Alliance members/artists for their great performances, speakers, sponsors and the volleyball association,” he said.

Among the many persons at the event were Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, Representative for the Eighth District Honourable Marlon A. Penn and Chairman of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee Mr. Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden.

Questioned about their next venture it was hinted, as plans are still in the embryonic stages, that their next move will be to Virgin Gorda to further highlight/feature the local artistes there to showcase the vast talent that exists among the people of that Island.

“I want to thank all the sponsor that came on board for this event to mention some of the key sponsors I want to thank Frontline Entertainment with Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith, RTW, DIGICEL, Representative Hon Alvera Maduro Caines (R6), Bell Entertainment and all the others,” said Mr Peart to this news site.

23 Responses to “‘GRATE BVI Music Alliance delivered as promised’ - Mr Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart”

  • ABC (22/10/2014, 14:38) Like (19) Dislike (32) Reply
    Too much island men in this thing
    • two (22/10/2014, 17:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Only two yhe one is from jamdown the other from svg
    • madddd (23/10/2014, 12:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Tortola is a damn Island so what u talking bout.... urll does get to me with this island this and island that,, without the island people as urll does say there will be no tortola.... so get away stupid....
  • >.< (22/10/2014, 14:57) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great event! Lots of fun and great performances!
  • Future (22/10/2014, 14:58) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yes, Yes, Yes, what a fun day this was. Glad I was there for this wonderful experience. No violence, just people enjoying them selves. Sugar Fingaz Bar Maids from Rock with those "Side Tings", a serious drink that was very popular on the day, good food available, Loved it Loved it....looking forward to the next event. The support was immense, cars were parked all along the side of the street towards the airport and then all the way from the bridge into Beef Island. Mass turn out, yes sah......Local artist can bring a crowd.
  • Virgin Islands (22/10/2014, 15:04) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Congratulation to all VI artist for a job well done keep
    It soldiers woo woo
  • Hmmm (22/10/2014, 15:06) Like (11) Dislike (19) Reply
    What a terrible event this was.
  • yes (22/10/2014, 15:20) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    This was great idea. But the name of the festival doesn't seem to correlate with the activities...Going Green??
  • Oh What A Feeling (22/10/2014, 15:29) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Nice to see the locals supporting local artists.
    • yes (22/10/2014, 16:50) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
      We wouldn't know if they went to support the locals or they really just went because it is a beach lime, there is no telling. It is a holiday, what else people got better to do?? Try holding something on a Sat. or Sun. to determine that better.
  • wise man (22/10/2014, 15:51) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
    Ritical need to stop perform, he voice sound strechy and he never wants to go off the stage when his time is up.....
  • vi support (22/10/2014, 16:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is positive.. great event.. gr8 bvi talent i had a blast...
  • Tolian (22/10/2014, 16:27) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really really enjoyed this event I got there at 1pm and didn't leave until the end , the presentation that envoled the children about the environment with that speaker was soo cute. Thumbs up to this organisation
  • born here (22/10/2014, 17:42) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Come on tell the truth the thing flopp as we all went sst to shop
  • LOL (22/10/2014, 19:07) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wow. That beach is packed every holiday no matter what. Hold a jam on festival grounds on a Saturday lets see what happens lol
    • Guest (22/10/2014, 21:10) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      You naysayers really must be living a miserable life to try to weed out the negative in any situation. People like you are pitiful. While you blog negativity, others made the most of the event and enjoyed themselves. Misery loves company but you sit alone on this one.
  • Jax (22/10/2014, 21:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hating on former Ms World's LIME gig, hating on Miss BVI's contributions this far, hating on this event and its entertainers, hating on everything but hate itself.
  • wize up (22/10/2014, 21:25) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    the jamaicans running things in bvi now!!!!!...talk that????
  • Wellsah (23/10/2014, 16:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ guest

    Nobody is hating, they're just being real. No matter what's held on that beach on those Holidays it's packed so don't act like you did something spectacular.
  • qq (23/10/2014, 23:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The only surprise is that they haven't run it into the ground yet......Or have they?



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