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Chalice takes centre stage at Keesing Live! this Saturday

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Chalice (from left): Steve 'Stevie G' Golding, Keith 'Papa Keith' Francis, Desi Jones, Dean Stephens, Winston 'Alla', Lloyd, and Wayne Armond.-File
The C-Sharp Band in performance.
Duane Stephenson

Alternative Music Limited (AML) presents the third show of its concert series 'Keesing Live!' at its headquarters located at 5 Keesing Avenue, Kingston 10 (off Hagley Park Road).

This show will feature reggae band, Chalice, and other artistes. Sponsors include Pioneer Meat Products Limited, Sagicor, Main Event, and

Keesing Live! seeks to present clean, live music and to showcase new talent in a relaxed and positively charged atmosphere, as part of the revitalised movement to preserve our rich musical heritage.

Gates open at 6 p.m., with complimentary hors d'oeuvres served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshment will be on sale throughout the evening. Showtime is at 8 p.m., sharp.

Getting started

In 2013, AML launched the Keesing LIVE! concert series held at its headquarters at 5 Keesing Avenue.

While the music offerings are not limited to reggae, that genre is the underlying pulse, the heartbeat of the experience.

Keesing LIVE! was born out of a desire to create a well-produced, high-quality music experience that presents the Jamaican product in the best light. In response to several suggestions by members of the music fraternity, AML opened its premises for the production.

Now, organisers hope the live concert series will spread to the wider music-loving community. The series is also a vehicle for enhancing tourism in the Kingston metropolitan area, as it offers an ideal product in an ideal setting.

AML is a vibrant company with years of experience in the provision of PA (sound) systems, backline (musical) equipment, generators and stage/production management. It also generates revenue from the rental of its rehearsal and recording facilities, which are set in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that is conducive to the creativity of its clients.

The AML name and services have long been associated with events such as Fun in the Son, Rebel Salute, Jamaica Jazz and Blues, the recent Arts in the Park and Television Jamaica's Layers of Soul series. With Keesing LIVE!, the company is channelling that experience into its own production.

The first Keesing LIVE! held on 14 April, headlined the Live Wyya band, with Duane Stephenson and Charmaine Limonius as guests, while the second show was held on June 29 and featured the C-Sharp band.