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John Holt, Ernie Smith to perform at Simply Myrna

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2013 | 12:00 AM
The Cari-Folk Singers.-Winston Sill / Freelance Photographer
John Holt

The Simply Myrna revue has added two of Jamaica's most loved local and international recording artistes - the inimitable John Holt and Ernie Smith - to turn up the heat on the already sizzling tempo of the annual musical extravaganza.

The show, which has earned its place as a staple on Jamaica's entertainment calendar, is scheduled to return to the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Saturday, March 9 where it has been staged for the last two years.

For the first time, the event will spread its wings to the parish of Manchester to allow music fans to experience the revue at the Golf View Hotel on Saturday, March 16.

Both shows will commence at 8 p.m., with pre-show cocktails at 7 p.m.

The show, which continues to enjoy rave media reviews as a high-calibre event with world-class entertainment, is being staged under the distinguished patronage of Professor Sir Kenneth Hall and Lady Hall.

Known for bringing a special energy to the stage with her versatility and sassy temperament, the acclaimed cabaret singer Myrna Hague, will again play the starring role at both shows, as she invites her male counterparts as special guests.


Holt will be the special guest on the Kingston leg of the show, while Ernie Smith will share the stage with her in Mandeville.

Ace musicians Marjorie Whylie and drummer Desi Jones will lead the musical accompaniment, under the direction of arranger and conductor Ralph Holding Jr.

The award-winning Cari-Folk Singers will also bring its colourful and elegant theatrical presentations of Caribbean folk songs and dance.

Sponsors of the show are: The Gleaner Company Limited, Mega-Mart in Kingston and Mandeville, Jamaica National Building Society, KLAS FM, the Spanish Court Hotel, Isle Chix, Golf View Hotel, and Stage Records

Tickets for the show cost $3,500 and are available at Music Mart on South Avenue and at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville.