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UPDATE: Showtime Band rules, says they are not lucky but blessed!

- Champion won online voting with 229 votes; Xtreme 79
Showtime Band holding the trophy up so the fans can see, while singing, " This ones is for you, we're not lucky we're blessed." Photo: VINO
Showtime Band has recentlly been nominated for the Soca of the Year Award in California in June.
Showtime Band has recentlly been nominated for the Soca of the Year Award in California in June.
Xtreme Band manager stated that their victory at the clash will prove why they have won in the past and were invited to other countries to showcase their talent.
Xtreme Band manager stated that their victory at the clash will prove why they have won in the past and were invited to other countries to showcase their talent.
Xtreme Band performing at the Xtreme Vs Showtime Band Clash. Photo: VINO
Xtreme Band performing at the Xtreme Vs Showtime Band Clash. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Last evening, May 11 2012, saw a competition like no other, where the top two bands in the Virgin Islands, Showtime Band and Xtreme Band, lyrically battled it out at 'Clash of the Bands', which concluded with Showtime Band winning the trophy.

The event was scheduled to start at 10 p.m. but patrons only began turning up after 1 a.m. this morning May 12, seeing a very late start to the clash which took place at Bat Cave club in Baughers Bay.

Xtreme Band delivered a very energetic and powerful performance, with hands in the air and people gyrating like crazy, it was evident that Xtreme band did an excellent job.

They performed some of their hit songs, such as “Powder” and songs from other bands around the Caribbean, for example 'Soap Drop' from the Award Nominated band hailing from St. Kitts, the Small Axe Band.

Versatility was definitely recognized when Xtreme performed, as they carefully switched from Soca to Reggae to R & B and then hitting the gears way up to perform their own hand written songs.

Leadership and teamwork was an advantage to the Xtreme Band, all four band mates on vocals, led the band in high tempo, where the crowd responded by running on stage, hands in the air, shouting to the top of their voices.

Just before Showtime's performance, the dance floor was 'ram pack' and overflowing. It was obviously evident that persons waited outside until Showtime’s performance.

Instead of faces, all one can see were branches, branches from every type of tree, branches in every hand, patiently awaiting one of the band’s hottest songs, 'Pushing Bush'.

Versatility definitely existed in their performance; beats from as far back as the early days of Whitney Houston right down to Grammy award winner Adele were played.

The vocalists of Showtime were not as strong and powerful as those of Xtreme band, but it was obvious that the crowd wasn't looking for the best voice.

Beats in galore, lyrics 'cyarn dun' according to a fan, Showtime definitely had the crown in their hands.

Receiving the trophy, Showtime and their fans shouted, “we're not lucky we're blessed”.

Lead Vocalist of Showtime Band, Eustace Freeman said the band had no doubts, he added that the fans love Showtime and Showtime loves them as well.

On winning the Clash of the Bands, Mr. Freeman said it is a good feeling to get any kind of symbol to escalate in the industry, “Xtreme was on top in the past but it’s time now.”

Lead Singer of Xtreme Band, Khadin Fahie stated that Showtime deserves to win.

“They deserve it and you have to give jack its hat, Carnival is coming and we will meet again, it’s going to be a showdown.”

Owner of the Bat Cave, Keisha Pickering stated that she would like to thank the sponsors for making the event possible and stated that Bat Cave can fit “an easy 600” people, giving an insight into a possible crowd size.

Prior to the event Virgin Islands News Online, one of the sponsors, held an online poll that saw 308 persons voting for their favorite band to win the clash. In the poll, Showtime Band snagged 229 votes, while Xtreme got 79.

ZROD radio station was also a sponsor.

110 Responses to “UPDATE: Showtime Band rules, says they are not lucky but blessed!”

  • Lol!! (07/05/2012, 08:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lol @ Xtreme!!!! Really now??? Alot of blows for SHOWTIME!!! Pshhh!!! Xtreme done dead and buried without Dante' and Zolan! The band don't have no hype anymore!
    • zan (10/05/2012, 13:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Show time it shows your fans are active mey bouy
    • Toot (12/05/2012, 09:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Dante dont play with Xtreme no more???? No wonder the band gone sour the dude just had it mehson he could enjoy himself while he perform
      • preach (12/05/2012, 11:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        That explain why they got so much licks last night
        • Busup (12/05/2012, 17:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Don't even recognize the band without the backbone lead singer. Dante wey yo dey. This wasn't no competition the name should change from Xtreme where the real band gone they form another one or something
  • man down (07/05/2012, 08:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Showtime all the way
  • mother hen (07/05/2012, 08:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i will be there with bells on....
  • dude (07/05/2012, 09:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    $75 to hear Showtime & Extreme U MUSSI MAD.......but why everytime 2 local bands play together it gotta be a clash? I remember one time it almost turned into a gang fight lol Anywa good that local bands gonna highlight an event
    • village girl (07/05/2012, 09:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      'Dude' scatter yourself you pay the same thing to see some guy in the queen Elizabeth park and you never complain ayo just hate our own ppl good even and big up to the organizers
      • dude (07/05/2012, 14:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        So they flying Mack Daddy in with his bodyguards, stage & equipment trailor? I'll say it again $75 to hear Showtime who plays everywhere for free...u mussi mad That woman business is failign & tryign to make her mortgage with one dance, ya nutz
      • civil servant (07/05/2012, 16:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        yes deeds are the two bvi fineness bands and what is wrong with paying to go and see them..i bet if they were charging $100.00 to see cross fire or some big ban from overseas you all would have never complain...pay or stay home one less freg in the place.
        • Real Talk (07/05/2012, 18:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          I won't pay $75 to see showtime but I'll pay your tuition, good god almighty you mashup the English language. Wha it do you buddy? And stop changing your name to make it seem multiple people posting. It's 'these' not 'deeds'. There can't be more than one jackass posting here saying 'deeds' every minute. lol
  • yellow man (07/05/2012, 09:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    xxtreeme going f them i mea give them a grade
  • don q (07/05/2012, 09:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tis going be mass yall
    • rattie (07/05/2012, 15:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      ha ha this look like its going to be good my money on show time deman
  • Crank Shaft (07/05/2012, 10:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fight will stop that, guaranteed! These people don't have no behaviour, especially those that follow the bands. Drink a set of rum, smoke a set of weed and act stupid, no thanks.
    • QICK SAND (07/05/2012, 12:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      so ayo saying we cannot have a good fun event without a fight...trust i everything safe no fight please
  • Full Blast (07/05/2012, 10:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    who are the judges for this? why this type of venue for such a clash? I think bat cave environment is a bit small for something called "CLASH".
  • Alowisus (07/05/2012, 10:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Xtreme aint ready for Showtime on No day of the Week!!!!!
  • LOL (07/05/2012, 10:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I only have two questions. 1. How Jougo get lead singer of Showtime over BOSS? Like really? 2. Why xtreme "less band" don't go sit down? lol lol lol
    • Nonsense (07/05/2012, 16:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stupes...Go sit down with all your dumb questions....instead you wish the bands well you asking ridiculous questions!!
  • crazy man (07/05/2012, 12:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    showtime gon kill them with a warm up beat alone... tell xtreme go sit down!!!
    • ------------------------- (13/05/2012, 16:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      NO JOKE CRAZY MAN THE WARM UP BEAT KNOCK DEM OFF DEM FEET...
  • love child (07/05/2012, 12:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to show time on their nomination! Keep Doing Your Thing, Dont Mind The Noise you will win on Friday!!
  • eagle eye (07/05/2012, 15:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    after this year the new band that includes former HD members will take over. but big up to the 2 bands still
  • Wkae up (07/05/2012, 15:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it just me or has anyone noticed that xtreme is living in the pass,You guys need to wake the hell up (dirky) all you talkig about is wah you did but we want to see if you can do it again,and also why do you have to be doing so much colabo? is it because Donte left poor you i don't see showtime doing that looking for help. (beat Showtime Never)
    • the rock says (12/05/2012, 22:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      u need to shut the hell up...show time cant touch extreme...it's who u know around here..read the damn the reporter views..but pushing bush what kind of s... that is...and dante dont run the big bad powerfull etreame...just wait till festival time..it's not to far!!
  • John Crow (07/05/2012, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lol @ Extreme.....Showtime Warm up Riddim alone gonna shout you'll down...plzzzz give showtime licks..WHEN!!!!!!!! go jump on the High school band....even them i rate over you'll...Showtime gonna loose the 4000 on you'll!!!!!!!!! look jokes!!!!!!!!
  • big girls rules (07/05/2012, 16:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the fahie guy from xtreem is hot and sexy
    • reform (13/05/2012, 16:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      yea but when coming to singin he is no match for big daddy, Boss or Jugo...
  • juice (07/05/2012, 19:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    SHOWTIME GOING TUN LOOOOOOOOOOOOSE ON UM!! XTREME WONT STAND A CHANCE!!
  • Ayo Less! (07/05/2012, 20:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dirky and Extreme band extremely less,cantplay music period. Bagga talk!!!
  • Queen Mary (07/05/2012, 20:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    but we done know that showtime is still the #1 Band in the VI
    • all numbers (13/05/2012, 21:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Showtime is number 1 no 2 no 3 dem just dey best end of story!!!!
  • HAHAIII!! (07/05/2012, 20:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Showtime ah go mash Up deh Ting DEH!!!!!!... lol lol ... Showtime to Deh UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!
  • jah (08/05/2012, 00:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wid xtreeme
  • Local (08/05/2012, 06:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can tell that most of you who are posting here do not really know or appreciate good music. Forgive me for asking but can Showtime back up any artiste from overseas? Can they even play at an event where there is a wide genre of people to satisfy? No disrespect to showtime but they are just not ready when it comes to pure music. It's just one rythym all night and we know that. Extreme on the other hand is a more versatile band and can represent anywhere in the world. They can play any type of music hence the reason why they are being chosen to play for foreign artiste whenever they come to these shores.
  • cake (08/05/2012, 06:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    no matter what it's all about having fun.. one thing i can count on when it comes to anything regarding the B.V.I people... ya'll LOVE to bring down your OWN people!! like really? is it that necessary ??
  • Wounded dogg (08/05/2012, 09:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why all you people who bad talking the bands don't put your real name? you're probably just jealous, talentless, no-good haters. Typing crap because no one knows who's typing it. Cowards!
  • ta ta (08/05/2012, 15:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This one looks like its going to be good yall.
    • lil man (12/05/2012, 19:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The late tortola time start waz bad but the show waz massive and well supported show time fans really represented....
  • surpise (08/05/2012, 17:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    but you done know xtreem going mass up the place just wait
  • canno (08/05/2012, 20:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We pushing bush keep the pressure on show time rules
  • follow the leader (08/05/2012, 21:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations as I see showtime leading in the VINO polls come Friday ayo let we do tis ting
  • lost and found (09/05/2012, 06:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happen to the lead singer whattley from xtremne? I do not hear anything about him any more???
  • talk bring talk (09/05/2012, 08:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I heard the dude from xtreeme durky on zrod this morning he got chat saw but we will see who run things....
  • fish market (09/05/2012, 17:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Show time you have a lot to live up too...
    • cell phone (13/05/2012, 01:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      they ceratinly did!!!! so sorry I missed this, as I am presently studying in England but me aint missing this year festival....
  • sorry wheel and come again (09/05/2012, 19:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    me sooooo know dat Showtime Band tis a heavy hitter...remember them get nominated up against the likes of Michel Montano and Krosfyah, so xtreme me feel for you
  • take off (09/05/2012, 19:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    enough of the hype just get the party started!
    • Pasty Rake (13/05/2012, 01:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      next time we have to math show time with jam band or cross fire
  • real (10/05/2012, 11:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I AIN NO FAN OF NONE BUT AYU THINK SHOWTIME ALONE GEH RIDDIM???? AND D THING IS ABOUT IT AYU GOING ON LIKE AYU DONE KNOW WA XTREME COMING WITH, GIVE D DAMN MAN THEM A CHANCE, DAS D ONLY THING TOLAN PPL CUD PRODUCE, NEGATIVE ENERGY ALL D TIME!!!!
  • e (11/05/2012, 15:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    bur we done know who the winner will be!
  • bay yute (11/05/2012, 19:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Show time is still number 1
  • on site (12/05/2012, 00:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ma i here blogng form my phone and not much people here yet....
  • ABC (12/05/2012, 09:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    og yea i told you so!!!!
  • Rum Man (12/05/2012, 09:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Extreme is the best musical band and can't be touched there. Showtime is the better hype Band right now because they have a younger following. Also a majority of their members are from one area, so it gives them a strong fan base. Dirky is one of the best producers ever in the VI. Even Friday gave him props when Dirk was just a youngster. You can't touch his record and the versatility that all of his bands have. Congrats to Showtime for winning the "hype" clash. I would love to hear a musical clash with no rhythm box or just basic rhythms comn out the box! Like in the old days with horn sections. Let's see who can really play calypso and soca!
    • winner (12/05/2012, 11:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bouy go from here and go sit down wid tis nonsense.... Dem cannot touch showtime
    • haircut (14/05/2012, 00:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      rum man you just looking ppl top reponse to your hogwash we aint got time for it deman
  • international (12/05/2012, 10:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    big up also to all the sponsors and organizers very good event yall
  • ja (12/05/2012, 10:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tis waz ah done deal!
  • preach (12/05/2012, 11:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And it was so peaceful not a fight
  • My Humble Opinion (12/05/2012, 12:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    229-79 what a mash up, i know showtime woulda win and i'm not surprised that it is by that much, Xtreme, see dis as a h challenge to come harder, hard rhythms and lyrical content, MORE IMPORTANTLY LYRICAL CONTENT, because the music behind the lyrics is just the icing on the cake.
    • WB (12/05/2012, 18:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Showtime band sings a load of nonsense...they should have learnt a thing or 2 from Friday when he was alive
  • 2 Rum Man (12/05/2012, 13:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rum Man sounds like something Dirk would say. Sore looser.....smh. Why jump into something knowing where your weakness would be your downfall
    • the rock says (12/05/2012, 22:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      stupid..rum man is correct...who will go crazy over a song like pushing push...only school children will..
  • up town (12/05/2012, 22:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Show time again!
  • Liat 521 (13/05/2012, 00:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i miss congraulate everyone..I waz there and not a fight or any disturbance..I am so proud of my people
  • Ollie (13/05/2012, 05:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks for finally talking about > UPDATE: Showtime Band rules, says they are not lucky but blessed!
    • number 3 (13/05/2012, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      sorry me aint get yu point...just say big up to show time and get the hell off the computer!
  • work it (13/05/2012, 09:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was a very good and civil event, no fight, no beef an just a great old time jam. Bat cave you and the bands did well!
  • thing (13/05/2012, 11:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    look at dat crash he so like to be in ting!
  • love man James (13/05/2012, 21:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow I am impress with the support for this event and local bands
  • with (14/05/2012, 00:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    mey boy showtime blow them out dey water ayo better stop dey blogs b 4 durky gets heart attack my yute
  • fan club (14/05/2012, 11:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this was a very good show I am proud of both bands and how the fans were well behaved!!!
  • run with it (14/05/2012, 12:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow lawd ah mussy vino tis story tis large...
    • my my my (14/05/2012, 15:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      so impress to see the support for local music and bands big up to bat cave
      • young people (14/05/2012, 22:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        well it shows that they young generation are more quick to support we own than the older head....big ups to all
  • entainment (15/05/2012, 00:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So when is round two??? My money still on show time...we pushing push we pushing bush!!
  • juice (15/05/2012, 20:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    YOU WANT CLASH TEK CLASH! WHY YOU LIKE TO TALK, WHY YOU LIKE TO TALK SO MUCH! XTREME!


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