Blue Skies Ahead for Trinidadian Rock Band Orange Sky’s Nigel Rojas
With 17 years, 7 full length albums, and 3 major US tours under his belt as lead vocalist for Caribbean Rock fusion band Orange Sky, Nigel Rojas looks forward to a bright future of unfolding developments while enjoying a 2013 full of amazing musical evolution.
Nigel, who is currently enjoying heavy rotation with the infectious, nation-building track “Blue Skies Ahead“, has been having a tremendous year both with his band and as an individual artiste.
The Trinidadian singer-songwriter whose influences range from Rock greats Motley Crüe and AC/DC to Caribbean music icons Bob Marley, Lord Kitchener and Andre Tanker made major waves with “Differentology” his Carnival collaboration with Bunji Garlin and is showing no signs of musical stagnation as the last quarter of the year approaches.
Along with Orange Sky, Nigel recently performed for international music industry executives at the recent AMMBCON music business conference showcase and also shared the stage with celebrated Reggae stars Sizzla Kalonji, Richie Spice and Anthony B at the Good Life Music Festival. For this event Rojas and band performed a set which comprised of original Reggae and Rapso infused material as well as the single “Love Each Other” which was composed by Rojas and featured T&T Reggae acts Marlon Asher, Jah Melody, Prophet Benjamin and Mr. King.
Regarding his involvement in the Good Life Music Festival he shared, “I feel really great about participating in this concert; it is always a great honour to share the stage with artistes that I love and admire. In this event there were many such artistes, however, the local Reggae performers are very close to my heart”.
In between gigs with his band, the consummate musician keeps himself occupied with composing and producing radio ads and playing the guitar at weddings, corporate functions, diplomatic events and top local and regional hotels and restaurants.
Additionally, later this year the hard-working family man also intends to launch a guitar instrumental CD entitled “Sunset Siesta” along with a supporting instrumental concert.
Always one who is poised to take on the next adventure and never one to be creatively complacent, Nigel is constantly experimenting with new sounds and developing new ideas.
He admits that musically he has been bitten by the Soca bug since his Differentology experience and hints of upcoming artistic alliances with some of the Soca’s biggest names.