• Today
    August 22

  • 11:49 PM

Stray Cats boosts line-up

JOHN SEALY,

Added 30 June 2019

stray-cats

FROM LEFT: Stray Cats' calypsonians Glenda King, Apache, Ayana John, Jerry "Boar Cat" Roberts, Shane and Chorus. (GP)

THE STRAY CATS Calypso tent has been hard at work for their 2019 opening date this Sunday at the Town Hall of the Crane Hotel, St Philip.

An upbeat Jerry Roberts, manager of the tent, said that there was practice on  Monday night, with a few other sessions coming up to meet the 8 p.m. opening.

Roberts also said the tent would be seeing calypsonian Ayana John do double duty with the mic as emcee.

“Ayana John is going to be the best emcee. She started out with the Stray Cats, but in a couple of years [they] would be asking her to emcee the finals. So I am putting them on notice that she started with the Cats,” warned Roberts.

He also said that several people who started with his tent came back to help him out.

“Like Holla Bak, he started with me and he holla, ‘Jerry, I gwine come’. We have Apache and De Doctor, two semi-finalists from last year. After Stray Cats did so well, they are bringing in Enobong who is a three-time finalists and we also got Sammi Jane singing Pic-O-De-Crop,” said Roberts.

There will also be newcomers in Shane and Jewell.

Shane, who will be judging for Pic-o-De-Crop, was recommended by Richard Stoute.

Roberts will also be doing his one-man band act for fans who heard about it, but never saw it in action. But the tent band will be there for all other calypsonians.

Those also going before the Pic-O-De-Crop judges are De Doctor, Apache, Glenda King, Shane, Sammi Jane, Enobong, Bianaca Jaguar, and Black Eagle. Chorus who got a good response last year for Up Down, Up Down will be doing Make It Clap and Billboard.

Party artiste Kadaffi, a faithful supporter of the tent, will also be appearing.

The other scheduled tent nights are July 7 and 13 at Divi Southwinds and judging will be back at the Crane on July 18. (JS)

 

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Do you think that marijuana should be legalised only for medical and scientific purposes?

Yes
No

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM