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Ernie, Pluto for Keesing Live

Published:Monday | September 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
File Kimiela 'Candy' Isaacs
File Ernie Smith (left) and Pluto Shervington.

Shereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer

The most recent staging of Keesing Live brought the 'Fyah and Ice', as Donald 'Iceman' Anderson and reggae band Raging Fyah stole the spotlight. On Saturday, October 18, it will be all about the legends in the next installation of the concert series at Keesing Avenue in St Andrew.

Alternative Music Ltd has managed to secure a duo who has contributed considerably to Jamaica's musical legacy. Ernie Smith and Pluto Shervington are the headline acts for the next staging of Keesing Live. The organisers anticipate that the pair will pull a large crowd.

Ernie Smith enjoyed the earliest success in his musical career in the 1960s and '70s. Some of his earliest hits include Bend Down and Ride On Sammy. One of his most popular songs in Jamaica however, was the 1974 hit Duppy Gunman.


Born Leighton Shervington in Kingston, Pluto Shervington is best known for his humorous folk style of music. His catalogue includes the classics I Man Born Ya and Ram Goat Liver.

Keesing Live's official Facebook page describes the event as one not to be missed, especially with a line-up that also includes One Third, Kelissa and Kimiela 'Candy' Isaacs. Fae Ellington, who is this year celebrating her 40th year in media, will do emceeing duties, which in itself should be a treat.

When The Gleaner spoke to organisers at the last staging, Keesing Live's commitment to delivering high quality performances in a wholesome entertainment package was obvious. They also aim to expose new talent, as numerous fresh acts have previously graced the Keesing Live stage.

The show is expected to start at 8 p.m. but patrons are welcome to the venue from as early as 6:30 p.m.