Barbadian reggae moves far abroad – Green Camouflage holds a Peace March in UK
With his peace anthem song ‘Green Camouflage‘ leading the way Barbadian singer songwriter David Kirton is making his mark on the United Kingdom.
The UK Sunday Mercury wrote ‘…the new album from Barbadian balladeer Kirton has the crossover appeal to break him big in the mainstream pop charts‘. Gauging the response to his recent performances and interviews, that break may be just a peace march away.
Kirton just completed a successful promotional trip supporting the release of his award winning ‘‘ album under Right Recordings distribution in the UK. The promotion included numerous Live acoustic performances at a myriad of venues including The Midem World Travel Market held at The Excel, BBC Wales with presenter Alan Thompson, BBC Sheffield, Suffolk, Northampton and Berkshire and on Life FM with top female broadcaster, Lady Loy.
British Armed Forces radio, broadcast in over 20 countries, was not to be left out, requesting a live version of Green Camouflage, which was delivered by Kirton and his guitar accompanist/ music director Andre Jonson.
The Troy Bar in Hoxton, a regular venue for ‘Reggae on Top‘ in London came to life on Kirton’s first night in town with a surprise appearance from JC Lodge who joined him on stage for a soulful version of Marley’s classic ‘No Woman no cry‘.
They say the best is saved for last and on this trip for David Kirton that was no exception, a well received showcase at ‘Let’s talk Live Music‘ at The Bedford earned him a standing ovation from BBC London’s Sadie Nine and ASCAP panelists in attendance.
The musician’s next gig will be at the Barbados Music Awards 2009 where he’s been nominated by his peers for Reggae Artist and Entertainer of the Year. Kirton’s UK tour was sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, Southern Rentals Barbados and The Barbados Tourism Authority.