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R-City, Trina & Showtime ‘killed it’ @ Spring Fest opening night

The opening night of the 2016 Spring Fest, courtesy of Five Star Promotions, saw scores if not hundreds of patrons turning up, no doubt leaving fully satisfied after intense performances from Showtime Band, US female rapper Trina and USVI’s R-City. Photo: VINO
Eustace 'Boss' Freeman, the lead vocalist of Showtime Band, hitting the notes for the crowd. Photo: VINO
Eustace 'Boss' Freeman, the lead vocalist of Showtime Band, hitting the notes for the crowd. Photo: VINO
Showtime Band on stage as the opening act for the night. Photo: VINO
Showtime Band on stage as the opening act for the night. Photo: VINO
Eustace 'Boss' Freeman and Dante Whatley take to the stage during the midpoint of Showtime Band's performance. Photo: VINO
Eustace 'Boss' Freeman and Dante Whatley take to the stage during the midpoint of Showtime Band's performance. Photo: VINO
This tourist from Boston, Massachusetts was having a blast to the music of Showtime Band. Photo: VINO
This tourist from Boston, Massachusetts was having a blast to the music of Showtime Band. Photo: VINO
Following Showtime Band’s performance, it was time for Trina. After about 10 or 15 minutes of the DJ spinning tracks for the crowds it was time for ‘The baddest b*tch in the business’ as she was introduced. Photo: VINO
Following Showtime Band’s performance, it was time for Trina. After about 10 or 15 minutes of the DJ spinning tracks for the crowds it was time for ‘The baddest b*tch in the business’ as she was introduced. Photo: VINO
Her tracks mostly featured lyrics ‘bigging up’ the single and independent ladies in the building, encouraging them to continue to make progress in their lives and to disregard the ‘haters’. Photo: VINO
Her tracks mostly featured lyrics ‘bigging up’ the single and independent ladies in the building, encouraging them to continue to make progress in their lives and to disregard the ‘haters’. Photo: VINO
She also belted out some songs with themes and lyrics meant for mature audiences as she sang celebrating sexual prowess over a male in an ‘amorous encounter’. Photo: VINO
She also belted out some songs with themes and lyrics meant for mature audiences as she sang celebrating sexual prowess over a male in an ‘amorous encounter’. Photo: VINO
After Trina ended her brief performance, it was time for the headline acts Timothy and Theron Thomas – better known as R-City. Photo: VINO
After Trina ended her brief performance, it was time for the headline acts Timothy and Theron Thomas – better known as R-City. Photo: VINO
They performed hits from their 2015 album ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’. These included Locked Away, Make Up, I’m That, Checking For You, Crazy Love and a host of others, inclusive of their original creations and covers and adaptations of many well known contemporary and reggae/dancehall hits from a range of artists across multiple genres. Photo: VINO
They performed hits from their 2015 album ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’. These included Locked Away, Make Up, I’m That, Checking For You, Crazy Love and a host of others, inclusive of their original creations and covers and adaptations of many well known contemporary and reggae/dancehall hits from a range of artists across multiple genres. Photo: VINO
A section of the crowd gathered on the beach for the show. Photo: VINO
A section of the crowd gathered on the beach for the show. Photo: VINO
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The opening night of the 2016 Spring Fest, courtesy of Five Star Promotions, saw scores if not hundreds of patrons turning up, no doubt leaving fully satisfied after intense performances from Showtime Band, US female rapper Trina and USVI’s R-City.

The three-day activity is taking place at the Myett’s Cane Garden Bay Beach Front where the action continues tonight with Jamaican dancehall artist Demarco and a host of local and regional artists.

Opening the show last night March 4, 2016 was the multiple winning Road March champions of the VI Showtime Band, joined later on stage by OMG Band exile Dante Whatley, who gave the crowd stimulating vocals together with the band’s lead vocalist Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman.

They performed some of their signature pieces as well as covers of popular hits. Their hits included Flex It and Showtime you dead... Resurrect!

As they took the stage the crowd followed and quickly filled the space in front of the stage. Local, regional and those from further afield all had fun and danced like nobody was watching.

Following Showtime Band’s performance, it was time for Trina. After about 10 or 15 minutes of the DJ spinning tracks for the crowds it was time for ‘The baddest b*tch in the business’ as she was introduced.

Her tracks mostly featured lyrics ‘bigging up’ the single and independent ladies in the building, encouraging them to continue to make progress in their lives and to disregard the ‘haters’.

She also belted out some songs with themes and lyrics meant for mature audiences as she sang celebrating sexual prowess over a male in an ‘amorous encounter’.

After Trina ended her brief performance, it was time for the headline acts Timothy and Theron Thomas – better known as R-City.

They performed hits from their 2015 album ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’. These included Locked Away, Make Up, I’m That, Checking For You, Crazy Love and a host of others, inclusive of their original creations and covers and adaptations of many well known contemporary and reggae/dancehall hits from a range of artists across multiple genres. 

Prior to their coming on stage, their DJ spun a remix of Rihanna's 'Work', featuring the versatile hip-hop, pop duo R-City.

For the most part, the crowd was singing along word for word to the music of the duo, who are clearly very popular here in the Virgin Islands.

According to entertainment website 'The Boombox.com, the duo has written music for R. Kelly, Chris Brown, Ciara, Justin Beiber and Future, to name a few.

28 Responses to “R-City, Trina & Showtime ‘killed it’ @ Spring Fest opening night”

  • steve haterz (05/03/2016, 14:15) Like (14) Dislike (15) Reply
    another flop
    • @ Steve haterz (05/03/2016, 16:21) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      so ok then you were not there
    • I was one of the few people there (06/03/2016, 05:17) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      Wish I had not bothered. Boring and uninspiring. Won't bother going back.
      • Really? (06/03/2016, 11:20) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        If you were one of the few people there, then you weren't there because it didn't have a few people there that beach was beyond packed. Haha! Haters are amazing. Wow! I had a great time and will be back. This guy is doing an awesome job.
  • bvi (05/03/2016, 14:19) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    No one likes steve but the show was nice mom
  • Responsibility (05/03/2016, 14:23) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    How dem say people broke...look pll yall
    • CGB resident (05/03/2016, 18:00) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
      Two of the Seven Social Sins Gandhi described are ‘business without morality’ and ‘pleasure without conscience’. To say that it is socially unacceptable to hold a function, as noted above, in a residential community until 4:00 am is an understatement. As a resident of Cane Garden Bay I cannot choose when to attend or leave the function. I must endure and suffer sleepless nights and the inability to function in subsequent days. The arguments put forward are that persons are conducting a legitimate business and that individuals are entitled to have fun. While these arguments might have some weight we need to consider the social implications.
      • Traveler (05/03/2016, 18:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Probably not a good idea to use Gandhi as a role model. Just an opinion.
      • This is pathetic (05/03/2016, 20:01) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
        I understand the police shut them down at 4am, they intended to go much longer. Why do they
        have to play so loud??? Why do those of us who live here have to endure the noise. i understood the law was even with a permit you had to contain your noise.....and if you look at the pictures of the woman , Trina she was basically naked on stage, really, is this what you have to do for attention? Pathetic, but the locals get away with whatever they want as long as it makes money . Not to mention they block off access to the beach .
        • Hmmm (08/03/2016, 11:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Funny how OUR music is always regarded to as NOISE to some people.... I guess if it was Techno you would have joined us on the beach....

          This isn't America, we don't accept or bend to racism here....
      • ha (06/03/2016, 00:34) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        Wa you woulda do if you lived in town during festival???
      • Other CGB resident (06/03/2016, 03:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        It really is unbearable... but who cares?

        Oh. That's right. No one!
      • chupes (06/03/2016, 11:23) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
        You could always take your ARSES back to where you came from. Yep, I said it. Get lost. Sick of your whining arses. Go where you came from if you don't like it here.
      • WELCOME (08/03/2016, 11:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        welcome to my world...every august i put up with the shows in the village as the sound waves blows right up into my hillside, shoot if sometimes it seems like the entire band in my house...if i invest in binoculars i can even see in there (which I will not be doing, lol), but yours was a 3 days, mine is 2 weeks! Just gotta put up with it.
  • snow white (05/03/2016, 16:34) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Steve you really got to be careful for if this thing becomes a sucess the wicked ndp government will take it over the same thing they did to Frank M.
    • Hmmmm (06/03/2016, 11:25) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply

      Luckily for Steve, the Government ain't giving him no money. Now Frank on the other hand was allegedly receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Government.

  • farmer brown (05/03/2016, 16:52) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Eh Eh ! Some body seems to be having a good time!
  • Curiosity asks: (05/03/2016, 17:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Exactly how brief was Trina's section?
  • virgin gorda (05/03/2016, 20:00) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    Showtime is the best
  • Complain Country (06/03/2016, 05:21) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply
    This is a complaining country. Very malicious place. Everything black people do black people complain. We can't have fun in our own country. We can't enjoy the things we enjoy. All our stupid leaders do is force laws on us. We have one life let us enjoy it. These events happened 2 or three times a year. Let it be.
  • Pray and sleep. (06/03/2016, 05:25) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    If people want to sleep they will sleep. Those who complain about noise not making them sleep. Only using the noise as an excuse. They have sleeping problems even if its very quiet and still they still can't sleep
  • blah (08/03/2016, 11:07) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    Nice line up BUT WACK Show! None of the artist performed well
    • Ummmm (08/03/2016, 16:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You obviously did not attend. The best performers were R. City and Demarco!


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