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Jimmy James to ignite ‘Simply Myrna’ March 2

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Jimmy James
Bunny Rose

Jimmy James, former lead singer of The Vagabonds, which was one of Jamaica’s leading bands, will be flying to Jamaica from his London home base to perform at the Simply Myrna cabaret show on Saturday, March 2, at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston.

James’ illustrious entertainment career spans over five decades, and while a member of The Vagabonds, they toured the United Kingdom extensively and became the first-ever musical unit from the Western Hemisphere to entertain behind the Iron Curtain, when they were invited to Hungary to ­perform a series of concerts. The many tours that ­followed were to countries such as Tunisia, Germany, Greece, France, Belgium, Holland and others.

He has shared stage with The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Rod Stewart, Bobby Womack and many others. He was also the first artiste to sing live on the BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’.

Sharing the Simply Myrna stage with Jimmy James will be crooner Bunny Rose, a popular act on the local hotel circuit who has been receiving rave reviews for his extensive repertoire, which includes songs in Spanish, Italian, Mandarin and German.

Star of the show, Myrna Hague, says she is bursting with excitement.

The concert is again under the distinguished patronage of Sir Kenneth and Lady Hall and will commence with cocktails during the meet-and-greet at 7:00 p.m., with showtime at 8:00 p.m.

Part proceeds from the show will go to the Sonny Bradshaw Foundation.