Kre8tive Entertainment Group Music Launch
Flow Wine Bar
May 15th 2014
Last Thursday the lime began early after work, at Flow Wine Bar in Kingstown. Kre8tive Entertainment Group was launching new music for the Carnival season and they did it in style. My homie Colombian was the host so you know it was all love.
Dawson Lewis, the mastermind behind Kre8tive Entertainment, had sent us the coolest little invitation the week before, shaped like a CD and placed in those white paper CD pouches. I was super excited to hear what they had in store for us.
Flow made for a really cozy venue. I sipped on red rum and coke with lime for the evening and I swear I can live off those chicken strips they were serving as hors d’oeuvers.
A slew of A- listers were present including Rene Baptiste aka Mama Culture, Hans King the PM’s Press Secretary, Bomani, President of SVG AMP, Luke Boyea, the owner of HOT 97 SVG, Alex Barnwell and Skinny Fabulous and IK Tv owner Bing Joseph who made sure that the event was covered. Hope I catch it when it airs.
But to the good stuff. Kre8tive has four artists; Daneel, Kev, Koko and Gem. Dan, my Pooh Bear, is just a super talented and super beautiful songstress, so I was especially proud to see that she was putting in major work after recently joining the Kr8tive team. Kev has the potential to be a great song writer, Koko has that star quality and stage presence that makes him stand out and- Gem -CAN- SING, as well as pen some of the best soul songs you can hear.
Without any ado, (thankfully) the artists introduced them selves, we got a quick listen to some of the tracks and they all gave us a short but memorable performance of a song. They were backed by the musical genius Andy Cruickshank on the keyboard and the most sought after and experienced guitarist in Vincy the great Zan George. It was truly a top class showcase.
Gem’s soulful delivery really touched the audience, Koko did his rap thing and the ladies loved him. Kev’s ‘Slackness’ was my favorite song of the night, like I said the youth can write hoss, and his Trini accent helps too.
The highlight for me though, was Daneel, she was really in her element. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who noticed that she meant business. She commanded the stage and gave us the sexiest rendition of a Soca track I’ve heard in a long while. Her track ‘Ah rude’ is a collaboration with Kes, and they all should be beating down the radio by this time next week.