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‘VIBE are new Road March champs!’ – BVIF&FC

August 8th, 2014 | Tags: VIBE Road March Champs Roger N. Frank BVIFFC
The BVI Festivals & Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) this evening August 8, 2014 announced that the 2014 Diamond Jubilee Road March Champions is VIBE. Photo: VINO
Speaking exclusively to Virgin Islands News Online Manager of VIBE Roger N. Frank said that the win was “rewarding for all the of the hard work that we put in. as you know we changed the name of the band about four months ago. It is exciting…a bit overwhelming. It is like all the hard work we put in paid off.” Photo: VINO
Speaking exclusively to Virgin Islands News Online Manager of VIBE Roger N. Frank said that the win was “rewarding for all the of the hard work that we put in. as you know we changed the name of the band about four months ago. It is exciting…a bit overwhelming. It is like all the hard work we put in paid off.” Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Festivals & Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) this evening August 8, 2014 announced that the 2014 Diamond Jubilee Road March Champions are the group VIBE.

“The Road March Champs will close out the festivities [tomorrow] Saturday August 9th at the Iris Freeman Festiville,” a press release from the BVIF&FC said.

Congratulating VIBE and all the BVI bands for a job well done during the Emancipation Festival, the BVIF&FC said that the remaining parade results will be available for release tomorrow.

Speaking exclusively to Virgin Islands News Online this evening Band Manager of VIBE Mr. Roger N. Frank said that the win was “rewarding for all the of the hard work that we put in. As you know we changed the name of the band about four months ago [from VI Showtime]. It is exciting…a bit overwhelming. It is like all the hard work we put in paid off.”

Frank attributed teamwork to the band’s success. “We are a very tight-knit group. The guys trusted the plan that we set out to go ahead and accomplish in terms of what we were trying to do in changing the name of the band,” he said.

He credits songs such as 'Bubble' and 'Not Waiting' from their album for the success accomplished. “Those are the songs that pushed us in the Road March contest,” he said. “The guys are very proud of the work that they did on this album. It paid off in terms of the goals that we tried to achieve,” he said.

Asked where VIBE goes from here, Frank said, “well the sky’s the limit but we are just taking it one step at a time. We have a plan that we are progressing on slowly but surely.”

He said that the band wants to get its music more “out there” so they will be travelling around the Caribbean to achieve this objective.

Showtime Band won the Road March title six years in succession before yielding this year to VIBE.

34 Responses to “‘VIBE are new Road March champs!’ – BVIF&FC”

  • vex (08/08/2014, 21:07) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    Well deserved
  • Jay (08/08/2014, 21:21) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
    FEEL THE VIBE BABY! Hahaiiii
  • Fan (08/08/2014, 21:35) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    well done.. well deserved and may the skys be your limit ... onwards and upwards
  • Queen (08/08/2014, 21:54) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations to VIBE and continue to be humble and focus . Was really getting sick of Boss and his puppets
  • BE VI (08/08/2014, 22:29) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ain't no VIBE...feel the VIBE!!! Congrats to the VIBE team!!!!
  • kids (09/08/2014, 03:27) Like (6) Dislike (28) Reply
    Cheat! Show time to the world show time is my winner wha damn vibes strupes
  • Vibes Fan (09/08/2014, 07:00) Like (5) Dislike (29) Reply
    Vibes fans..But they rob Showtime band. Don't want to get into it now..But as a die heart of Vibes I don't agreed with this...the BVFC fully of spoil pea soup.

    Well done VIBE.
    Good job Boss & crew the real roardmarch 2014 champion.
  • facts man (09/08/2014, 07:31) Like (12) Dislike (22) Reply
    Showtime is still the better band and boss could sing
    • Suck a egg (09/08/2014, 10:59) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      If them better. How come all year long them jams flopping and only little children following them.
      • Loyal (09/08/2014, 17:10) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
        Show time fans are loyal. They don't look fame or like to be in thing. Real recognize real
  • Concern 1 (09/08/2014, 08:05) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    What is it with all this band war stuff. let's stop it and remember the BVI just got a lot of talent in many people and areas.
  • NOT A VIBES OR SHOW TIME FAN (09/08/2014, 08:06) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    VIBES GOT TO GIVE THANKS TO ALL THEM DJS THAT THEY HAD PLAYING THERE MUSIC FOR PARADE, BVIF&FC NEED TO START JUDGING ROAD MARCH FROM JOUVERT MORNING AND ON PARADE DAY. CREATE A NEW JOUVERT ROUTE WHERE U HAVE THE JUDGING DONE AT DIFFERENT SPOTS AS THE BANDS MAKE THERE WAY AROUND PASSING THE JUDGING SPOTS PLAYING THE SONGS THEY PUSHING FOR ROAD MARCH AND WATCHING THE CROWD FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE BAND CAUSE AINT EVERY TROUPE AND DJS GONE BE PLAYING OTHER BAND SONGS ESPECIALLY IF THEY THEM SELF HAVE A BAND THEY ARE LINKED TO AND I SAW NOW OF DJS THAT A LINKED TO VIBES.
    • bvi (09/08/2014, 12:01) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Road March is judged by which song is played ONLY on the parade route!! If ViBE song was played the most then they are the true road March champs. We are finally getting something right in the BVI
    • kinda (09/08/2014, 13:14) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I kinda agree but umm village night vibe killed horse race vibe killed carrot bay vibe killed parade day vibe killed. . Jouve showtime killed... do the maths... so if its to judge so vibe still win... n djs shud play wa ppl wan hear n they did thats why the whole place was tun!! Up!!! Tun!! up!!
      • don't agree (09/08/2014, 14:25) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
        Look at the nights they give show time to play in the village. The one big night which was the reggae night they pulled them off the stage. Vibes got all the big night in the village. If show time was last year road march champs why didn't they play after Destra to open the village. That's like Anazazi coming up first in the parade instead of last . People in the bvi are to bad minded once you're not apart of a certain click you will never get any recognition. This place will never get any better. Not a fan of any just observed the whole festival lay out
  • higher estate (09/08/2014, 08:33) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Someone need to prove how they win someone like Mr Melvin Blyden
  • jack (09/08/2014, 10:09) Like (18) Dislike (14) Reply
    I don't care....ain't no vibe....showtime still better than vibe!
  • Jay (09/08/2014, 11:10) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not into the various bands or popular music, but on parade day all you were hearing is VIBES bend your knees and bubble...so I would say they deserved to win Road March. I cant even tell you what Showtime or the other bands sang with the exception of whichever band sang "put on a show'
  • on a real (09/08/2014, 13:10) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    IN all honesty I aint a fan that backs a band but I like good music n umm everytime I sing a tune its a vibe song whether its ride umm outer timing bubble... the band got tunee n riddim... show time ga riddim okkk.. so they killed jouve but road march is bout music.. well deserve shudnt be a debate
  • @on a real (09/08/2014, 17:10) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    if its about music then showtime is the better band ya DUMB MS. ride umm ride umm ? Thats not an okay song for the youths of this territory .. bend ya knews and bubble ?? those songs doesnt even make sense. Have u heard ALL ABOARD ? IT makes alot of sense the lyrics are great . Congrats to VIBE!! BUT i must say showtime is a great band though they had so much mishaps .
    • please (09/08/2014, 17:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You heard showtime song put on your helmet Buckel your seatbelt and ride. Now tell me how could u Buckel your seatbelt while riding a bike. Vibe music got the whole place turn up. Vibe cd launch had everybody. What happen to showtime launch 20 people including the band members. And you talking about mishaps
      • @ plz (09/08/2014, 19:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        Lololol yuh killing meee u no music mehsonn the other day I ask my cuz if that make any senseeeeeee helmet then buckle up seat belt n ride wth!!
    • HAHA (09/08/2014, 19:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Watch how much dislike ur MS get... ride um is tunee thats the music we listens to now a days dumba** it might not be original soca but we love it dum a**
  • russian (09/08/2014, 18:22) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    No way! Showtime had that locked up. Pure crap. Even the DJs confused.
  • @ @on a real (09/08/2014, 18:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your first sentence makes no sense, especially when its the young people who are and were dancing to those songs.
    • OK Then (09/08/2014, 19:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ on a real is a weird person hooe she or he aint from hear cause I feel for them
  • that kiid (09/08/2014, 19:17) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Umm for wat i kno showtime betta dan vibe n dem had sound so gud together n i dnot kno y dey brake up buh dah int nun of my business plus vibe only sound a lil gud becaz of dah skinny boi n showtime jus natrualy sound gud/awsome
    • @ that kid (09/08/2014, 19:51) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      You tone def or something. Showtime don't play music any more cause the real showtime members are in vibe. Boss struggling big time. That band he has could never live up to the showtime that brought all them road march. And sort out was done by the members of vibe. Boss went and run with it. So to me boss hasn't won a real road march on his own. You all bigging him up when he is the one who cause showtime to win. And all ahyo defending him. Set of fouls


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