SOME OF BARBADOS’ FINEST and talented musicians took to the stage last Saturday night in support of Ricky Aimey, one of their own, who held a concert at the Frank Collymore Hall before a sizeable audience.
Widely respected as one of the best bass player on the island, Aimey spent most of his time on the stage supporting acts such as Smokey Burke, John King, Mighty Gabby and others performed at this highly rated musical evening.
Aimey also paid tribute in song to the late El Verno Del Congo with Welcome The Morning Sun, Stick Licker and Ain’t No Sunshine, sung by Smokey Burke.
Ricky is not only known for his bass playing but also as a vocalist and it could not be a concert without him singing Reasons made popular by Earth Wind And Fire (EW&F). This made way for another tribute, this time to musical icon the Mighty Gabby, with the songs Emmerton in which Gabby came on stage and sang and Dr Cassandra in which Ricky’s nephew, Mario, played drums.
Lady of song Tamara Marshall was on stage in the second half with True Colors which made way for John King, who did the EW&F uptempo piece, Serpentine Fire.
It was truly an amazing evening which should have received more support from the general public. (RL)