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VIBE takes 2nd successive Road March title

- 'Hand Clap' was most played song during Festival Parade
In no controversial fashion this time, hot band on the scene VIBE took its second Road March title following the VI Emancipation Festival Parade on Monday August 3, 2015. Photo: VINO
A bass guitarist of VIBE band smiles to the crowd during the Emancipation Festival Parade 2015. Photo: VINO
A bass guitarist of VIBE band smiles to the crowd during the Emancipation Festival Parade 2015. Photo: VINO
Notably absent this year in the Road March competition was 8-times champions Showtime band. Unconfirmed reports are that the band boycotted this year’s competition over its disagreement with last year’s results. Photo: VINO/File
Notably absent this year in the Road March competition was 8-times champions Showtime band. Unconfirmed reports are that the band boycotted this year’s competition over its disagreement with last year’s results. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In no controversial fashion this time, hot band on the scene VIBE took its second Road March title following the VI Emancipation Festival Parade on Monday August 3, 2015.

Road March is determined when the entry song is played during the demonstration by troupes at the Judges stand.

According to the Virgin Islands Festival and Fair Committee (VIF&FS), VIBE entered four songs in the competition: Gravity, Dig Deep, Party Hard and Hand Clap.

“Hand Clap won with a total of 17, meaning it was played 17 times by various troops and other entries during the parade while performing in front of the Judges stand,” VIF&FS said in a press release.

Virgin Islands News Online spoke to lead singer of VIBE, Raul ‘Juggo’ Sprauve who said the band welcomes the news of it being named Road March champions.

“We are grateful. The band put in a lot of hard work and there are always positive outcomes from hard work.”

In reference to the song ‘hand Clap’ that retained the title for the band, Mr Sprauve said it’s a party track that anyone could relate to and easy to catch on.

“The lyrics is saying that we have one thing in common and that is we all want to party, have a good time and enjoy the fete, make memories with people we just can’t forget, and party hard and wake up next morning with no regrets.”

The other entries came from Prime Time with Putting on Meh Rum, Whip Whap and Tap Put. Xtreme entered with Resurrect.

“The VI Festivals and Fairs Committee congratulates VIBE on their hard work in producing such great music for the VI and on this wonderful achievement in retaining the VI Road March Champs title for another year. The Committee also wishes to thank Prime Time and Xtreme Band for their participation and also producing such fantastic music,” the VIF&FS press release further stated.

No Showtime!

Notably absent this year in the Road March competition was 8-times champions Showtime band.

Unconfirmed reports are that the band boycotted this year’s competition over its disagreement with last year’s results.

Showtime band won the Road March title six years in succession before yielding last year to VIBE, considered a breakaway band from Showtime.

The results, however, came amidst much controversy as Showtime band claimed the rules were changed in the middle of the competition and refused to accept that VIBE had won and insisted there was a tie. The band had even produced evidence to support its claims.

See full results below.

Road March Tabulation 2015

       

VIBE

Total

Place

 
       

Gravity

8

3rd

 

Dig Deep

4

   

Party Hard

4

   

Hand Clap

17

1st

 
       

Prime Time

     
       

Putting On Meh Rum

0

   

Whip Whap

2

   

Tap Put

4

   
       

Xtreme

     
       

Resurrect

12

2nd

 

25 Responses to “VIBE takes 2nd successive Road March title”

  • give jack his jacket (07/08/2015, 10:01) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let me be the first to say congrats!!! I must admit this band is impoving everyday. i feel proud to know you guys come from the BVI. Rep us well.
  • 123 (07/08/2015, 10:14) Like (6) Dislike (27) Reply
    dem cheat again set of haters
  • @# 123 (07/08/2015, 10:46) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    So tell me what song should of won? my mother told me if you dont have anything good to say... keep your mouth shut. cause i cant see any other song did better than hand clap.
  • Dem Say Say (07/08/2015, 11:43) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    Vibes ayo LARGE!
  • A real band (07/08/2015, 11:49) Like (19) Dislike (14) Reply
    Tortola have two bands Vybz and Prime time---all the rest are just pick up squad. Find man when you ready to play band--strruuppeess...Chicken deserve recognition for keeping Prime time alive for about 30 years contributing to festival...Just want to see Prime time improve----One man playing in all 3 and 4 bands--strruuppess, only in the BVI, Congrats Vybz--stay with it---stay together.
  • just asking.... (07/08/2015, 12:52) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    WHERE IS BOSS?
    • FayeAnn (07/08/2015, 13:54) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      He cant say nothing ... cause he wasn't Visible .... been Invisible since VIBE come one the scene. He smart, he pull out before he got Embarassed ... he know WHO he was up against--- LOLOLOLOLOLOL
      • Choices (07/08/2015, 21:30) Like (13) Dislike (20) Reply
        Carnival Zombie is a much better song than Hand Clap or whatever it's call. But Tortola people don't know good lyrics they just like to follow the crowd. When OMG was pulled off the road for Jouvert Monday and Ricky Connor said he himself was going to boycott against the festival committe how come nobody is talking about that. In the BVI Wrong is Right and Right is Wrong.... Anzazi, Treasures and Intrigue all boycotted the August Monday parade because of the results last year. Why isn't anyone talking about that.... In life we all have choices some choose to follow the crowd and some choose their own path. Once upon a time Treasues and Anazazi took over the social media by waring against each other.. They join forces last year because Xtravaganz troupe came and team up with Show Time Band and took majority of their members.... Like the saying goes if you can't beat them join them... Life is too short for pettiness
        • @ choice (07/08/2015, 22:38) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
          That's your opinion. But most people prefer hand clap. You probably a member of showtime trying to gain brownie points. But come on man. This crap need to end. Give up let it go. U can't win all the time. This is what killing your band. Expect your lost and move on. The more u bicker the more fans you lose.
        • Hmm (07/08/2015, 22:44) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
          Boss go in your bed and stop blogging crap. Gosh you really have issues
          • Inocent Bystander (08/08/2015, 11:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
            only boss can blog? People are aware of whats going on. But I blame we the people of the BVI for giving these troupes such power. They feel that if they don't participate the parade wouldn't go on... The school needs to be more involved with the help of the Education Department, Teachers and Parents. Villages needs to be more involve as well... I don't see why is it so hard for each community or village to have a troupe. We all know Parade is the same time and place every year. Starting getting your ideas and thoughts together.
        • @choices (08/08/2015, 12:56) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
          You sound like that thiefing girl who don't her father. Always following band drama. Look for your children please.
  • @ just asking (07/08/2015, 13:28) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    He with the zombies lol dead!!!! If he didnt run his mouth and bad talk vibes more people would of supported him. but that's part of life. live and learn.
  • Lily Ann (07/08/2015, 13:52) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    While Showtime Boycotting --- VIBE stays WINNING !!!! No stopping now !!!!! VIBE to tha worlddd
  • Vibe Massive (07/08/2015, 14:58) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    Big up to the big bad VIBE! We done know we had this in the bag. Show me your hands!
  • salty (07/08/2015, 16:01) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    If boss wasn't being so salty he would of have a different approach for festival....But he talks to much about vibe that's his problem...
    • Faye (09/08/2015, 14:50) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yesssss Some one said it !! I feel u on this one. I used to be a MAJOR Showtime Fan before VIBE got soo established.. and that Road March bacchanal last year place a salty taste in my mouth !!! From that Jouvert clash when Boss was acting a child -- singing LOUD trying to drown out Jougu when he was trying to speak !!!! I was like HELL NAW ... then I gave him a chance ... but he kept going ON and On and ON and ONNNNNN on the news !! come on man ---BIG MAN like u?? I don't care if he's a principle man ... I rather loose a silly Road March Title .. than carry on with the latest and loose my fans
  • Local (07/08/2015, 16:31) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    it had 17 troops at all ???
  • Tj #1 Fan (07/08/2015, 21:19) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    Thank God for Tj for bringing life back to VIBES, but yet and still his songs never win road march. It's always the same lead singer year in year out... The boy has alot of talent, let his little light shine...
    • Faye (08/08/2015, 14:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      T'J is a Groovy singer ... yall chanting for Rhythm pace ... So they hype songs will continuously see the light ... Yall pick a side ... cha man !!!
    • Lucy Lucifer (08/08/2015, 16:09) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      TeeJay and VIBE need not listen to sulphur tongues...VIBE was built with all who you see in the pics. don't try to separate with who's better, they are a team. People like you divide a good thing always. all VIBe has to do now is stay clear of people who seem to wish well but mean the worse. Stay focused!!!
  • one eye (07/08/2015, 21:55) Like (14) Dislike (14) Reply
    They cheat the first one but i give dem the second
  • If you had two eyes you would of seen better (07/08/2015, 22:41) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

    When showtime owner or what ever he is, in the festival committe no one saying anything. 

  • Road March? (11/08/2015, 09:53) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    All the schools lock down by two bands how can others compete?


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