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Admiral Bailey, General Trees for Shades show

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Admiral Bailey
General Trees

Adult entertainment of a musical nature takes centre stage at Shades Night Club, Ocho Rios, tonight with the staging of The '90s Jam Retro Edition. The show will feature dancehall stars of the '80s - Admiral Bailey and General Trees - along with Jigsy King, Mikeylous, and Nitty Kutchie.

The show will also feature Ocho Rios artistes Secure, Mamma Son, Pepah, Silver Ice, and Cashmaire. Also appearing will be The Medallion, Shades Exotic Divas, Extreme Pushers, Unique Rockers, and The Magician.

Music will be supplied by Shades Music Machine featuring Log British, DJ Biggs, and DJ Tourist.

The event marks a shift from the regular risqué, adult-type entertainment that Shades has become known for and points the club in the direction of a more middle-of-the-road type of event, albeit still geared at adults.

It will be Admiral Bailey and General Trees' first time at the venue and their performance will rekindle memories of the '80s when General Trees, with hits such as Mini Bus and Gone A Negril, was one of the top DJs in the mid-80s.

The more prolific Admiral Bailey, whose popularity lasted way into the '90s, has had countless hits over the decades. These include songs such as Two Year Old, Big Belly Man, One Scotch, a duet with Chaka Demus, Think Mi Did Done, Jump Up, Science Again, Ole Time Something, Dancehall Soca, Della Move, God Pickiney, Butterfly, and several others.

Jigsy King is remembered for his hits Gimme the Weed, Butterfly, and Real Thing with Tony Curtis, among others, while Nitty Kutchie, formerly of the Scare Dem Crew, has a catalogue that includes Real Bad Man, Your Love, and Can't Get Enough.

Since a name change and relaunched career, Mikeylous has scored with hits such as Sticky and Country Mi Ting Deh and is expected to deliver his usual top-class performance.

No show at Shades is ever complete without the appearance of the Shades Divas, and once again, they will grace the stage for their fans.

Extreme Pushers, from the same community of Content Gardens, are expected to deliver all the moves that made them a Dancin' Dynamite crowd favourite over the years.