Honey Jam Artists Wow the Crowd – Shontelle Layne & Vita Chambers join Artists on stage
One of the highlights of the evening was when 15 year old Ieashia Browne, who sang Man Down, was spontaneously joined on stage by the writer of that song, recording artist Shontelle Layne who flew in from New York to be a panellist at a workshop for the artists the day before and stayed to attend the concert.
Music executives from Canada, England and New York were also in attendance, including the head of Warner Chappell Music Publishing Canada Vivian Barclay, A&R Rep from Universal Music Canada Ivan Evidente, the North American managers of both Shontelle and Vita, UK Music Industry Executive Paul Russell along with local notables such as producer KB Sharp, LIME Marketing Executive Rachel Pilgrim, BIDC Head Dr. Leroy McClean, businessman Harold Morley, poet Adrian Green, manager Philip Forrester, Artists Kellie Cadogan and Tamara Marshall, lawyer Stewart Mottley, and the Central Bank Governor Dr. DeLisle Worrell.
The Saturday show included a swinging after-party with a DJ in the Grande Salle and kicking Live Band in the courtyard led by local bandleader Marius Charlemagne.
The concerts marked the end of a series of events and workshops that made up the 2013 Honey Jam Barbados season.
Show Producer Ebonnie Rowe put out an appeal for funding going forward, saying she wants it to be “Honey Jam Goes Glam” and not “Honey Jam Goes Broke!” Organizers are currently soliciting funding for the 2014 season. They will be staging a fundraising event entitled Honey Jazz on 19th January 2014 at Frank Collymore Hall.