Tarrus gives Powerful set

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Patrons were in for a treat as they swooned to the musical prowess of Tarrus Riley at Kenny's Italian Café in Negril recently.

Backed by The Blak Soil band, the singer's performance was interspersed with melodious interludes from saxophonist Dean Fraser. Together, they delivered a world-class performance to a captivating audience.

Beginning with the warmth of a saxophone solo from Fraser, Riley commenced his hour-long set with To the Limit as he got up close and personal with patrons, leaving the stage and moving through the audience. The intimate performance continued with Love's Contagious, Start A New, Superman, and Far Away.

Showing his range and solidifying his position as an internationally acclaimed artiste, Riley had patrons singing along to his reggae covers of Michael Jackson's Human Nature and John Legend's Stay with You. Old-time favourites including Night Nurse and First Cut is the Deepest also found favour with the crowd.

The surprise of the night, however, was when Riley took Fraser from his saxophone duties to help deliver a stripped-down version of the Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding collaboration, Powerful.

Also making a guest appearance was Zagga, who delivered the single Free Up alongside Tarrus.

Riley was invited for an encore performance and roused the audience to sing along to Never Leave I, Just the Way you Are, and She's Royal.

Tamika West, marketing manager at J Wray & Nephew Limited, spoke to the singer's performance.

“Tarrus Riley delivered nothing short of a sensational performance for the fourth stop of Appleton Estate Signature Nights. The combination of his signature musical style and the warmth of Dean Fraser on saxophone made for a truly perfect pairing with Appleton Estate. Negril offered the perfect backdrop for this memorable experience, completed with the responsible enjoyment of our Signature X-Ale cocktail. We thank our patrons for coming out and we are looking forward to sharing more experiences to last a lifetime as the Appleton Estate Signature Nights series continues,” she said.

The next staging of Appleton Estate Signature Nights will be held on Thursday, October 26, at Montego Bay's Pier 1, featuring a live performance by Agent Sasco.





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