HIT SHOW IS BACK
1627 And All . . . back!
One of Barbados’ most popular historical and cultural showcases made a triumphant return to the stage last Thursday.
At the Ixora Bar and Restaurant at Golden Sands Hotel, scores of people, including tourists, locals and Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, were present to witness 1627 And All That.
IF YOU EVER DOUBTED that musicians in Barbados are in demand, take a peek at Mylon Clarke’s schedule.
The saxophonist is either happily making music with the Mylon Clarke Quartet, Arturo Tappin, Spice & Company, NJ3O or Saxes On Fire or teaching part-time at his alma mater, the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School every day of the week but one. On that one “free” day you may well find him at the Barbados Community College with the music students, showing them a thing or two and learning a few new musical tricks.
“On Tuesdays I play at Sandy Lane, Wednesdays I play at The Club Barbados, Thursdays I play at The Old Jamm Inn and I try to leave my weekends open in case I have to tour with Arturo. If I don’t, Sunday afternoon I do Savannah with my band and every other Sunday night is Savannah as well,” said the busy session musician.
His eponymous quartet includes bassist Damien Neblett, Darin Bailey, well known for being Machel Montano’s musical director, and David Burnett, whom Clarke described “as the best drummer in the Caribbean”.
His newest musical project, Saxes On Fire, was performed