Monday, 21 December 2009 13:58
Nigel Rojas, one of T&T's most respected alternative musicians, rocked the deck of Coco Lounge on Ariapita Avenue on Sunday night along with his new band, Blue Emperor.
Although rainy weather delayed the start of the show, fans were not deterred, emerging as the clouds cleared to pack the open-air space in front of the venue.
Front and centre, Rojas commanded the stage with typical cool before belting out song after song from the new CD, Nigel Rojas and Blue Emperor. With his musical axe in hand, he delivered rock/reggae rhythms and evocative, conscious lyrics to the delight of the audience.
The singer, famous for leading top rock band The Orange Sky, used his charismatic charm to transport his listeners to a place of righteous vibes. He had them hanging on to his every word and clapping enthusiastically at the end of each tune.
With his new amalgamation, Blue Emperor, he has drawn on some formidable musical talent, with the likes of Orange Sky percussionist Clive Griffith, Marlon Nelson on guitar, Brendon Moore, horn player from 12 the Band, and Anthony Grant, also of 12, on drums.
With three flashy female backup singers in the mix, there was enough eye candy to go around, as the sweet sounds went on into the night.
Earlier on, the band, Witch of the Bell Tower, performed, fronted by engaging lead singer Micheline Ferreira.
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