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Sistah Joyce holds her own @ BVI Spring Fest

- Ghost & Onyan give stellar performance
Sistah Joyce doing her thing on stage at BVI Spring Fest in Cane Garden Bay on Friday March 27, 2015. Photo: VINO
Onyan and his entourage on stage. Photo: VINO
Onyan and his entourage on stage. Photo: VINO
Reggae artist Ghost belting out one of his tunes on stage. Photo: VINO
Reggae artist Ghost belting out one of his tunes on stage. Photo: VINO
Some fans who came out to support the event. Photo: VINO
Some fans who came out to support the event. Photo: VINO
The crowd grew larger as the night progressed. Photo: VINO
The crowd grew larger as the night progressed. Photo: VINO
Onyan during his performance on stage. Photo: VINO
Onyan during his performance on stage. Photo: VINO
The crowd getting worked up as the music bit them. Photo: VINO
The crowd getting worked up as the music bit them. Photo: VINO
This man was demonstrating 'The Run'. Photo: VINO
This man was demonstrating 'The Run'. Photo: VINO
'Everybody move to the left...now move to the right!' Photo: VINO
'Everybody move to the left...now move to the right!' Photo: VINO
One of the bandmembers strutting his stuff. Photo: VINO
One of the bandmembers strutting his stuff. Photo: VINO
The drummer keeping the beat alive. Photo: VINO
The drummer keeping the beat alive. Photo: VINO
This couple was certainly enjoying themselves. Photo: VINO
This couple was certainly enjoying themselves. Photo: VINO
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Jamaican ‘singjay’ reggae artist Ghost and Antigua's soca veteran Onyan, in addition to local diva Sistah Joyce, gave the crowd their money’s worth, each with a stellar performance on Friday night March 27, 2015 into Saturday morning March 28, 2015.

The first night of the BVI Spring Fest got off to a late start but eventually the crowd came to support the event which went into the wee hours of Saturday March 28, 2015 on the beach at Quito’s in Cane Garden Bay.

Earlier in the night, daughter of Virgin Gorda Sistah Joyce worked the stage with a number of reggae and love ballads and her sound was impressive as was the accompanying sound system.

She belted out her compositions such as ‘Love Portion’ and ‘Sistah Smokey’ to the delight of the small crowd as it was still early in the night. One would have never guessed that Sistah Joyce is the reigning Calypso Monarch in the way she sang soul music and reggae. Though it was yet early, the persons there appreciated her performance.

After a break for some time, it was time for Ghost to hit the stage. Known mainly for his covers of love songs and other soulful music, Ghost over the years has put his mark on a number of hits and persons would have his version of certain songs imprinted in their memory.

International artistes take crowd into the morning

Ghost opened his performance to a cover of James Blunt’s ‘You're Beautiful’. This was followed by Celine Dion’s ‘If Walls Could Talk’. He also belted out notes from Jason Mraz ‘I'm Yours and Bruno Mars’ ‘I Should have Brought You Flowers’ and Paul Simon’s ‘Call me Al’. He left one of his most well-known originals for last – ‘Love You’ to which the crowd went wild.

After a lengthy period, Onyan and his entourage took to the stage at 2.45 am. Some of the tunes they belted were their version of Juan Tanamera and their hit from the early 2000s ‘If Loving You is Wrong I Don't Want to be Right’.

They also covered some soca music out of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados including tunes from Bajan band Krossfyah and also from Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.

They also performed their original ‘Kick Een She Back Doh’ to the delight of the audience.

As the night grew later the crowd got bigger and Onyan had them captivated during his performance which was wide ranging in genre.

The band was still performing at 4:20 am when this news site left the scene.

8 Responses to “Sistah Joyce holds her own @ BVI Spring Fest”

  • we the ppl (29/03/2015, 09:20) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    The entertainment system needs a complete overhaul
  • jtv (29/03/2015, 09:35) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sister joyce is the real deal
  • kk (29/03/2015, 11:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People owning the System and their engineer think they know it all--So their sound will never improved, When we listen we will always learn something-We will Improve--because all of us have Ears--Mixing is been an issue in the BVI Generally-They are cheap so they will get work.
  • DON Q (29/03/2015, 11:06) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    steve hit the jackpot last night maybouy
  • the builder (30/03/2015, 07:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Alvin needs to pull music festival off this year--no more excuses--or he is out--My Advice to Alvin put a committee together now-- having each restaurant on the beach represented--the budget may be small--Use it to make something big---compromise will be needed.
    • to builder (30/03/2015, 10:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Alvin does not need to do that. A proper music fest takes the minimum of one year to plan not haphazard poorly planned mere months. How could you expect to plan for a music fest in April for the next month? No window to select worthwhile artist, decent negotiations where BVI don't come off with the short end of the stick because they are rushing and under pressure and no time to market. Second why the music fest continued to fail is because it was Frank brain child. He had the vision and when stolen from him it could never set out to be successful. Simple law of karma. In this line of business you need connection. Who do these people know? And who is your audience? Lots of show piece people out there. Say they will come when they have no intention of doing so. Timing is another factor. May? Everyone has plans already and can't stretched themselves. Memorial Day festivities. St Thomas carnival. Poker Run, Atl carnival etc..Forget about music fest. Too late to plan and more pressing issues. Why don't business owners in CGB market their businesses instead of trying to ride on a bus that has stopped running?
      • the builder (30/03/2015, 13:06) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        get the right people together and they can pull a successful music fest off in two months. its people--the right people that make hard things simple.--people make things happen--the right people with a positive approach. .negative people who start by thinking we don`t have enough time--already failed.


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