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Road March champs VIBE seeking to draw a wider audience

- said band is only in phase one
VIBE took the Road March title for the third consecutive year. Photo: VINO
VIBE during the 2016 August Monday Parade. Photo: VINO
VIBE during the 2016 August Monday Parade. Photo: VINO
VIBE during the 2016 August Monday Parade. Photo: VINO
VIBE during the 2016 August Monday Parade. Photo: VINO
VIBE is presented its trophy for winning the Road March by Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, Kishma A. Baronville on August 6, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
VIBE is presented its trophy for winning the Road March by Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, Kishma A. Baronville on August 6, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Having captured its third Road March title this year, local band VIBE does not intend on getting comfortable where it is at and has announced that there will soon be some changes as it seeks to target a wider audience.

VIBE, which stands for Virgin Island Based Entertainment, has only been in existence as a group for three years now but has already built a large following while racking up three Road March titles in succession.

Only Showtime band, with 8 Road March titles, six of which were won in succession, has achieved better success than VIBE.

Lead vocalist of VIBE, Raul R. ‘Juggo’ Sprauve is promising that all will be pleased with the new alterations to be made.

Speaking to members of the media moments after closing the festival performances at Rita Francis Festiville in Road Town on Saturday August 6, 2016, Sprauve said while he would not want to let the “cat out of the bag”, it has to do with the band’s performance, members and its overall style.

Going to Phase Two

“We are going on to phase two. This is just phase one of the band because we initially had a plan before we came into VIBE. We are going to expand a little more and make the band a little more appealing to a wider variety crowd than we are right now,” he said.

“We are going to have some changes within the few months and they are going to be effective and they are going to be in the best interest of the band and the fans,” Sprauve further added.

VIBE currently has 10 band members. The band says its music is a fusion of all genres.

19 Responses to “Road March champs VIBE seeking to draw a wider audience”

  • Hmm (08/08/2016, 16:19) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Seems like the lead singer is the manager
  • apple pie (08/08/2016, 16:46) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Dem cheat
  • Cheaters (08/08/2016, 18:33) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    lolol nex time 4 jouvert dont cut throu by treasure isle start where the rest of bands started
    • Salted nuts (08/08/2016, 19:23) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      There was uncertain weather prior to the Jouvert y'all lucky they came on the road besides the other bands had the advantage of the crowd in the first place. VIBE was positioned first as defending champs, given the time at hand the only thing to do was back up and meet the Jouvert not go up to come back down makes no sense. Also....how can they cheat thousands of people to jump behind them. Everyone has a mind of their own. Too salty in this little island.
  • Hmmmm (08/08/2016, 23:27) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    They cheat !! In a very smart way too!......... Every time in a road March they always say which song win with the winner of road match ... What song did vibe win with for road match ??? Good question?!
    • Reply (09/08/2016, 08:09) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      I must agree
    • im just a Fan (09/08/2016, 11:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maybe they couldn't decide Which Song won mainly because it had 5 troupes on the road :/ So i'm Guess that vibe songs played the most .. Just saying :/.. so is not the committee or vibe fault .. is community ..
  • Well Sah (09/08/2016, 00:18) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    first band to win road march and nobody don't know which song they won it with.
  • idk (09/08/2016, 08:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe a young rapper with potential..
  • Diversity (09/08/2016, 09:44) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good idea. It's time for them to cater to more than the school children.
  • Fan (09/08/2016, 12:49) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    I respect vibezz!!!! OMG Live...is deh band wid d real riddem n bass...N chantzz to mek yo wuk-up yo waist...in na major way ti ti ti!!!! Realtlk
    • Fan (09/08/2016, 14:15) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      yeah if you like to hear man screaming every minute. if OMG is the band why they keep killing Vibe music in the Jovert. Vibe dont have to play OMG loud music. You really have to be super young or going def.
  • Mellow mood (09/08/2016, 13:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Road March can.t be judged off of one parade alone when we have 2 parades and a jouvert. For the jouvert part of it the bands should at least make there way around town twice passing the judges at various judging points playing the song or songs they pushing for road march and the judges should also not the crowds reactions to the song or songs. Most troupes and djs etc done have the band they pushing even before they hear any songs as friends follow friends who follow friends so it would be hard for other bands especially the up and coming ones. Once a band pass the judges on parade day they done if no body else plays there song my opinion to the community is start judging from jouvert and also east parade too
  • yellow (09/08/2016, 17:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well,u have to step up,have a wider range of music.
  • Fan (10/08/2016, 09:31) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    You sound lik an real a**wipe!!! If u listen to OMG Live deh play everyone music to plz a wider range of fans.....u tlkin bout young and deaf.....try to stay home wid yo old a**.....cuz it seemz lik all u lik to do is go jam to kill off yo poor old hand dem...wid dem joky musical hand jamz....Sceaming really...jugo cant sing betta dan JJ nor Dante...only guy dat has d edge is TJ....so overall.. u hav Jugo n mac daddy vs JJ n Dante....come oonn mehn who screamzz more since u kno music...a** wipe!!!
  • Real Talk (10/08/2016, 15:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This Rigged system that Showtime & Vibe created is coming to ah end. They can use all the tricks in the books they have been doing for the last 10 years. Everything has a beginning and a end.
  • huh (10/08/2016, 17:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why Eshonia gone under the people man for this picture lol these girl be willful!


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