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Singing Melody could do no wrong in Montego Bay

Published:Monday | December 12, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Big Saxx (left) and Singing Melody enjoy a brief dialogue during Melody's set at the Blue Beat by the Seas in Montego Bay, recently. - photos by Sheena Gayle
Singing Melody could do no wrong in Montego Bay.
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Sheena Gayle, Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:

Blue Beat by the Seas in Montego Bay experienced a musical collision when Big Saxx Promotions brought the renowned Singing Melody to perform for music lovers in the Second City on Thursday.

Singing Melody, who is also a member of the quartet LUST, sizzled as he unleashed his vocals to a capacity-filled audience, which relished each note he sang in his more than 40-minute performance.

It was evident from the start that he wanted to waste no time in thrilling eager fans who waited all night to see this musical genius in his element. From Want You Back to Say What, he had the crowd eating out of his hands as he occasionally serenaded individual female fans, who did not seem to mind.

With his new single Collide creating an international buzz, Melody was intent on reaffirming his presence in reggae, and his performance in Montego Bay showed just that as he sang Collide.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Jamaica's acclaimed lover's rock singer Singing Melody reintroduced himself to fans with the first official single from his soon-to-be-released album titled They Call Me Mr Melody.

'Collide' to lead the way

Produced by Lynford 'Fatta' Marshall, the new single titled Collide will lead the way for the highly anticipated 13-track album that he has been working on since the start of the year.

Prior to Singing Melody, Third World's Tony Ruption showcased his skills on the drums as he did a brilliant set to the delight of the audience, who could not get enough of him. Ruption was joined on stage by Montego Bay's Boy and Girls' Club drummers who gave music lovers an impressive show by allowing their drums to sing.

The 2008 Digicel Rising Stars finalists Kahlil gave a brief yet sizzling performance in the earlier segment of the event. Their charisma and showmanship, coupled with their vocals, was well received.

Soul 4 Soul was also charming as they reaffirmed that Montego Bay has a wealth of musical talents that await their big break. Singing Melody recognised this talent and asked the quartet to stand in in the absence of LUST and do the popular Just As I Am, before closing the evening of great entertainment with a gospel single.