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I-Octane completes exhaustive, fun-filled shows across US

Published:Saturday | September 6, 2014 | 9:00 AM
I-Octane

Connecting solidly with his fans, and leaving them yearning for more, has become the norm for the in-demand, Gal A Gimme Bun singer, and his debut performance in Charlotte, at the MYNT Lounge was no different.

Just like the Savannah fans did the previous night, those in Charlotte turned out in full force and welcomed I-Octane to their culturally rich city.

With such a red carpet reception, 'The Closer' had no option but to give that extra 10 percent, seamlessly running through his arsenal of hit singles, which excited the crowd to fever-pitch.

NO TWO SHOWS ARE THE SAME

"People sometimes ask if it doesn't get boring after a while, but the truth is that it doesn't. Each experience is different, unique, special. Even though the energy levels are always on a high, no two shows are the same.

"I love being out there with the people. It's an awesome feeling to know that these people have bought their tickets to support me on my musical journey, and I give thanks for that. Team I-Octane all the way," the singer, christened Byiome Muir, stated.

Asked about his memorable experiences in the last month, he noted that the Montreal International Reggae Festival in Quebec, Canada, was a real eye-opener, mainly owing to its diversity and the intensity of performers. The St Maarten show also ranked in the top five.

However, it was the showdown at Happy Time, held at Belmont Beach, Westmoreland, that stands out for a most unexpected reason - it involved a clash with a police officer right there on stage.

The stakes were high for this lyrical battle - if Octane won, the show would go on, if the officer of the law won, he would enforce the Night Noise Abatement Act and lock off the show. The outcome? "Well, the show had to be locked off," a laughing I-Octane said.

With that being said, the artiste is looking forward to dates in September which include performances at Aquasol, Tracks & Records, Margaritaville, Bike Fest and overseas dates in Boston and Rochester.