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Linton unplugged

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Linton unplugged

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Barbadians will get a musical treat on December 30th, with some of the islands hottest singers, including Motown recording artist Hal Linton.
With a lineup that along with Linton includes Miguel White, Simon Pipe and Nikki Nicole, the Frank Collymore Hall is sure to be transformed by the event which has been dubbed, Unplugged|Upclose.
Unlike other concerts, this unplugged session will be an opportunity for fans to connect with these acts on a more intimate level – allowing them to get familiar with the personalities behind the music.
Fans can gain greater insight into 23-year-old Nikki Nicole’s musical journey, which began in church, but has led her to sing background vocals for Barbados’ leading performers including: recently signed Motown artiste Hal Linton, Virgin’s J-Co and Beluga’s Livvi Franc.
Nicole’s love of R&B was further strengthened when she shared the stage with powerhouse Patti LaBelle at the Barbados Hotel Tourism Authority Awards in 2007.
Another childhood musician that is making their mark is Simon Pipe.
Though he has been performing as a lead guitarist, he’s making inroads as a solo artiste. His music is a distinct hybrid of Caribbean pulses and modern beats, with a bit of his own flare.
Like his predecessors, Miguel White being molded for the world of entertainment from a very young age, and made his stage debut at only eight-years-old, and at age 13 he nurtured his skill a lead vocalist in an acapella group.
As one of the young talents that hails from the shores of Bim, Miguel has flown the Barbadian flag across the Caribbean and through North and Central America both with his former band (X-ta-C) and as a solo artist.
As a writer Miguel is building the credits to his name and ability.
He has written/co-written for other artistes including co-writing along with Ricky Lil Rick Reid for Atlantic recording artiste, Kevin Lyttle, and as a performer he continues to reach new heights as the newest addition to the band Strategy, Barbados’ top nightclub band, and was a nominee for Band Of The Year at the inaugural Barbados Music Awards.
Along with that talent, expect popular songs from headline act Linton, including Cardiac Arrest and Southern Hospitality.
Fresh from a US tour with Estelle & Solange, Linton is ready to reconnect with his home audience in a whole new way and on a whole new level as he showcases his eclectic neo-soul vibe.
Fans are in for a special treat as this is Linton’s first performance at home since being signed to Universal/Motown. (PR)