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“Showtime ain’t sleeping!” says Juggo

Showtime Band displays its winning trophy for this year's Road March competition. Photo: Ron Henry/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an exclusive interview with Showtime Band member and vocalist Raul “Juggo” Sprauve, Virgin Islands News Online was told that the band was “very grateful that we came up and won again”, adding that “The band really did good this year and we’re very happy that we came out victorious once again”.

Over the years, Sprauve said, the fans have kept them together and going forward, which served as motivation. “Every song, every lyric, every piece of music put together is done with the fans in mind,” he added.

Juggo also stated that the band went in with confidence and a strategy but expected anything to be possible at anytime during the competition, declaring that they basically went into things with an open mind.

He mentioned that lead singers in the band, himself, Eustace Freeman and Renrick “Mac Daddy” Massac were normally responsible for their individual song writing which he felt added to the flavour of the band in some regard.

“There are always plans to take the band movement a bit further,” he noted, suggesting that the band will take things from here and see where they are headed. He welcomed the competition they had for this year and urged that they continue to bring it. He warned however that “Showtime ain’t sleeping”.

Ottley Hodge, member of the band and Parade Committee Chair, commenting on the issue of conflict of interest which arose as a result of his position in the band and on the committee said he took the role of Chair as a result of his love for music, his country and the festival in general. He saw the role as a challenge and took it up after he was recommended for the post. There was no campaigning on his part he noted.

Any issue of conflict he suggested was a matter of perspective, simply because he has faith in himself to be impartial and a fair judge.

Hodge said the band plans to continue bringing music to the people and there are hopes to take the team to the international level. “We will continue to rep the BVI as best as possible.”

15 Responses to ““Showtime ain’t sleeping!” says Juggo”

  • up with the win (13/08/2012, 08:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yea yea show time
    • ------------------------- (13/08/2012, 09:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Mr. h**** was the chairman of the committe that pick the road march winner can this be fair???
      • Real Deal (13/08/2012, 12:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        you are so right...though showtime clearly deserved their title this year there were other years that they didnt, as well as other troupes that Mr. H have affiliation with...he need to be removed from this post!
        • Janet Williams (13/08/2012, 15:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          and o****y knows too tis ah conflict of interest where is MB on this???
  • LOL (13/08/2012, 09:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You mean "Boss" ain't sleeping????? The best that (drama) band have!!!
  • 1 (13/08/2012, 12:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Me sticking wid me big bad duty extreem
  • egg face (13/08/2012, 13:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are a lot of smaller bands that is a good as showtime but do not get the air time like showtime...not fair
  • yellow (13/08/2012, 13:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    when they learn to play music they might be alright from dem young girls just wukin up and calling it a dance rotinue
    • Zia (13/08/2012, 20:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      i agree, and not they got a lil f** on stage too TRYING TO OUT DO THE GIRLS...looks bad for the band.
  • dog meat (13/08/2012, 17:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is not like show time is no real big band just that the competition is weak..but I hope those young man get some support and knock ShowTime out the box
  • top (13/08/2012, 23:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    show time not to bad but they need to improve their lyrics n ting if dem going stay on-top.
  • sick of bs (14/08/2012, 17:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once again IGNORANT people, the committee does not decide who wins anything...the judges do!
  • break up (14/08/2012, 21:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    show time will break up again soon..too many egos
  • Buh Wait 0_0 (15/08/2012, 13:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Buh wait, i hear the man dem broke up say tek the throphy an Leff deh Money.. J*** say, tek deh wha and leff deh whaaaa????...lmao
  • uuuuuu (16/08/2012, 10:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    with that new young band on the rise from Town showtime better enjoy there last year of this glory

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