Sunday, 11 November 2012

BITS & PIECES: Virgo loves European reception + Kiprich doesn’t fear Uncle Demon

HOME AND AWAY: With the release of his widely praised sophomore album, The System, multiple local shows, and frequent overseas appearances, it’s been an uber-busy year in the life and career of Romain Virgo, who is back in the island after recently completing his third solo tour of the European mainland, a successful venture that saw him bringing his powerful and soul-stirring brand of reggae to territories like Italy and Spain. “It [was] definitely a different experience from the past,” explains Virgo, pictured above with singer Timeka Marshall at Empire Plaza. “The energy [was] higher and the reception was much greater. The majority of the shows were sold out, which I thought was a very good look.” 

CLASH OF THE TITANS: As Sting, the annual Boxing Day extravaganza at Jamworld, Portmore, draws closer, it’s rapidly ascending the hot-topics ladder on the local music scene. And much of the talk seems to surround who will take on the mighty man-of-the-moment Tommy Lee. Bounty Killer? Ninja Man? Concertgoers will have to endure a game of wait-and-see for the time being, but reigning clash king Kiprich (speaking with the Entertainment Report last week) says he’ll readily step into the ring against Uncle Demon provided that the price is right. Interesting. A media launch for Sting 2012 is slated for later in November in Kingston, where the complete entertainment lineup will be officially announced.

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