Carlyn brings back memories
LOCAL SONGBIRD Carlyn Leacock was the toast of the first edition of the Ford Back-In Time Series at the Savannah Hotel last Sunday night.
Performing to a packed auditorium, which included her students, family, friends and supporters, Leacock thrilled and teased at the same time as she sang some of the favourites people have grown to expect and some others.
She was persuaded to sing The Clock in its entirety close to the end of her performance, after doing a small piece early up in the set.
Leacock was in her element when she delivered songs like Thank You For The Music, Hello There Baby, Broken-hearted Melody, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Raining, I’ve Got Love And A Song and Forever Young, for which she was rewarded with a well deserved standing ovation.
She wrapped up the show by teaming up with producer Ronnie Morris for Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
Morris revelled in his recent return to the stage and the love shown by patrons. Were it not for the prior knowledge that Leacock was the featured act, one could easily have thought it was Morris’ night.
Ably backed by Climax, which featured Kareem Clarke, Eleanor Rice, Sophia Lovell and Angela Goring, Morris sang close to 20 songs or parts thereof, which included Broken Wings, This Is No Ordinary Love, Human Nature, Rock With You, Sweet Love, Rhythm Of The Night, a calypso medley, and finished with The Prayer, for which he was joined by Clarke.
Toni Norville opened the show for her “auntie”, getting things off to a great start with Through the Fire, Sweet Thing, Master Blaster (Jammin’) and Whatever.
Clarke followed smoothly behind and did a great job of I Love The Lord, Run To You, Simply The Best and Unchained Melody.
The ladies of Climax, who are normally in the background, showed that they were a force to reckon with on lead as well. Rice performed I Will Survive, followed by Lovell and Goring with You Can Ring My Bell and Ain’t Nobody respectively.
Sunday’s show was the first in a five-part series, which will feature a different headliner on the last Sunday of every month in the lead-up to the Barbados Music Awards in January 2011.
Keith Washington is slated to be the headliner in September.