Immensely talented Aubrey Cummins has made Barbados & Guyana the poorer for his passing at age 62. His body was found in the parking lot of a popular furniture dealer in Haggatt Hall last night, Police confirmed only late this morning after ruling out any possibility of foul play.
Multi-talented, Aubrey is known for portraits of popular Bajan and International celebrities – he did a rendition of Michael Jackson last year and has also been fond of setting members of Barbados’ entertainment fraternity to canvas. Aubrey was an Executive member of the Barbados Arts Council, he also regaled many visitors and locals on quite a few Sundays at the Round House in St Joseph.
While hailing from Guyana, Aubrey called Barbados his home for the last 32 years – many folk will recall the the band “Shade” of which he was a part of in the 80’s, in addition Aubrey reached as high as 2nd Place in the Caribbean Song Festival 23 years ago.
In 2006, he put out an album on CD, “Moon Over Me” with CRS records had popular tracks like “We have it all,” a tribute to Barbados as well as the ballad “As I smell the Rain.”