Rock City Sizzles as Delta Petroleum continues its commitment to the Virgin Islands

The choice to have the young sensational group Rock City to perform at the 2011 ZROD 7@7 Music Awards can be deemed as a phenomenal decision. This is after the group during their one day school tour were swarmed with fans that just were not prepared to have the two brothers leave without interacting with them.

While at the Helmor Stoutt High School two young female students fainted while many others just went into frenzy screaming and shouting. According to several sponsors and officials it was an unbelievable experience. Organiser of the four year event, Craig Lake said that the show of support and excitement was a fitting demonstration of how popular and loved the children love the group.

Rock City signing autographs for the school students who were going crazy with excitement

I am familiar with the popularity of the group but I must admit that I never anticipated such a reaction from the students here,” Lake said.

Quite appropriately, Follow the Movement (FTM) one of the key partners invited Rock City to tour the schools in an effort to share their life story while giving the students an opportunity to interact with them and also to better understand the struggles that they had endured before making it big.

However, the response from the students was unbelievable as the students just couldn’t contain their excitement and as the group made their way on stage pandemonium. The group also visited the Brigdore Flax Educational Centre in Virgin Gorda. Showers of praises were thrown upon Bevis Sylvester who is the Regional General Manager of Delta Petroleum for playing what Lake said a giant role in making many of the things possible. He indicated that not only would the students be able to see the group perform but the artistes themselves will get an opportunity to have their music heard around the world.

This, he said is because the event is being produced by CMC, TEMPO/ Carib Update. “I recognise that there is enormous and potential talent here and therefore I have sought to bring the people that can help in making it happen. Having CMC and Tempo/Carib/Update here allows us an opportunity to reach a wider and broader market so that it becomes easier for them to break unto the international scene as the public would have already gotten an idea about their ability and potential,” he said.

Rock City being surrounded by students who were elated to see them. The two-brother group are originally from St. Thomas

Sylvester stressed that he remains committed and dedicated to supporting events like these noting that ensuring avenues are created is what he intends to do. “When you provide opportunities, everyone benefits as it helps in reducing crime and other social ills and therefore society can benefit in a positive way,” he added.

The Regional General Manger who is known for his unwavering and significant support to youth and community related activities and events pointed out that he is pleased that the children are all excited and geared up. He promised to further explore avenues and ways in providing added opportunities for them noting that he would like to see talented artistes from the BVI being able to have their music recorded.

This year I have taken it a notch high through the presence of CMC and Tempo as they would help in laying the platform so next year I would look at going further in ensuring that young people here can achieve their dreams in term of making it unto the international stage,” he assured.

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