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Showtime's young members get ‘foot wetting’ experience in Miami

-Band creates waves on their first international gig since split
Showtime Band created waves recently while on their debut trip to Miami, USA since their split last year. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
Showtime band in Miami USA, October 11 - 12, 2013. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Earlier this month, the Showtime Band family had a treat of their lives when they made their first international tour since their split last year. The band took their hyped music to Miami, USA.

The band was in Miami for two days where they featured at the VI's Annual Picnic Reunion and Invasion Dance.

"The experience was really good especially for the young band members that we have with us now. They had their feet wet, got to see, feel and experience what it takes to be on the international scene,” said band leader Mr Ottley Hodge.  

Since the splitting of the band there are only three older members. “That’s how the band will live forever, by having the new blood, by keep refreshing as we get older. The younger ones are being trained to take up the mantle.”

According to Mr Hodge, many persons who attended the two events were very impressed with their performance and have been encouraging them to make their presence felt more in the USA. “They had good things to say, they just loved us and we are in the process of taking the band to another level.”

meanwhile, the Christmas treat to the VI and the rest of the world from Showtime Band will be the availability of the local music via internet purchase. Hodge told Virgin Islands News Online that they recently signed a label with an international entity which would see their music being made available for sale on ITunes, Android/Google, among other popular internet markets.

“We will be launching our website in time for Christmas this year. Right now we are putting the final touches on it and will be launching with a bang,” noted Hodge.

And in the quest to make their presence felt more and increase the demand for international appearances, the band members are working on improving their advertising.

Meanwhile, Showtime will be back on the international scene this weekend when they travel to St Thomas, USVI on Saturday October 26, 2013. They will be performing at Club Blitz, along with Volume International.

11 Responses to “Showtime's young members get ‘foot wetting’ experience in Miami”

  • Freeway (24/10/2013, 08:55) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    It was my first time at the Miami Carnival and i must say Showtime represented.....That weekend is like an all star weekend for all the bands and seeing Showtime represent the BVI and put us on the map like that made me proud.....The Band does has a few young guys in it indeed and i like the experience they got , from Boss blasting the one guy sleeping on the road trip to their performance at the VI Picnic......Big up to the Rhythm master Chino....stay positive my boy....I'm happy for you....Keep your head up...and same goes to the other young men in the band....Boss is a good leader and i know he wouldnt lead you guys a stray....Keep making good music.......and keep the BVI alive.....
  • Person (24/10/2013, 09:12) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    To ottley, boss and the other members of Showtime band I applaud you! GREAT work guys! I too was one who traveled to miami and the performances were outstanding. For a band that basically had to "start over" i must say, yall are doing an excellent job at keeping things together! Good luck with your future gigs
  • SHOWTIME! (24/10/2013, 09:26) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Showtime band to the world! Keep the music coming chino!!
  • ccc (24/10/2013, 12:34) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    this is the best band around BAM
    • uuuuuuu (24/10/2013, 19:05) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      Do you people possess the capacity to think?
      • Like (25/10/2013, 08:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        With the younger members of ShowTime it means this band has a long and good future ahead…my two cents
  • west (24/10/2013, 13:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good thing we done sort them out yall
  • Just Curious (24/10/2013, 15:22) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    and the girls are there for?...
    • Reply (29/10/2013, 10:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      They were there to dance for the other performance at "Invasion" ...anything else you curious about?
  • sea world (24/10/2013, 18:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations guys keep the good works up
  • war (25/10/2013, 00:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deeds guys came a long way even with new members…lots of road march…we praying for you Showtime


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