SPARK-ENT MAY 15, 2014 – JOSEY WALES, SANCHEZ


Josey Wales Wows in New England

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Josey Wales kicked off his “Return of the Outlaw” tour in fine style, by affording fans in New England with an authentic Reggae Dancehall experience. The skilled deejay took the mature audiences down memory lane in Boston, MA (Kay’s Oasis) and Hartford, CT (United Banquet Hall) earlier this month with top notch performances. Patrons couldn’t help rave over “The Colonel” who delivered non-stop entertainment during his first U.S. appearances in over 10 years. Based on attendance and overwhelming crowd response, it was clear that Josey Wales was sorely missed by fans.

The intimate setting in Boston gave Wales an opportunity to get up close and personal with the many people in attendance. Wales lived up to the event’s 80’s/90’s theme, triggering the swollen crowd to “Remember When” party did nice. The energetic and fun environment reached a pinnacle as Wales performed a slew of hits and blessed the crowd with freestyle, inimitable toasting. Adding jokes and one liners to well received performance further elevated the vibes. Local sounds kept the flashback ambience alive with sick mixes of the favorites from the era.

Moving along to Hartford proved to be just as rewarding for Wales, who took over the United Banquet Hall with a burst of artistic spirit. Converted into a live Dancehall session with sounds in tow, Wales wowed the crowd with favorites like “Under Cover Lover,” “Leggo Mi Hand,” “Kingston Hot” and much more. Combined with a frenzy of unrehearsed toasting, Wales drove the crowd in an uproar. Special guest Radio DJs/personalities Collin Hines and Bambino, from Jamaica’s Irie FM and Zip FM, sparked old school vibes with their rocking sets.

Wales “Return of the Outlaw” tour continues. Fans are amped over his upcoming performances on May 16 and May 17 in the Bronx and Brooklyn at “Three the Hard Way,” where he will reunited with lyrical giants and partners in crime Brigadier Jerry and Charlie Chaplin. The event also features the incredible singer Little John, mic guru Santa Ranks and Rub-a-Dub Dancehall-defining sound systems URoy/King Stur Gav and Downbeat. Other hit tour stops for Wales include the acclaimed Sierra Nevada Music Festival (Booneville, California – June 20) and West Palm Beach Jerk Festival (Memorial Day, May 26). More dates are being added.

Contributed from : Irish and Chin

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Sanchez Thrills in Long Island

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Concertgoers in Long Island experienced a night of acoustic pleasure when famed Reggae singer Sanchez took over the swank, state-of-the art Revolution concert hall in Amityville, Long Island staged by Irish and Chin and Tunda Music. The at capacity crowd greeted the crooner emphatically on this Mother’s Day night in what turned out to be an upbeat and thrilling concert. Sanchez’s vocals, stage etiquette and energy exceeded the wildest expectations of the swollen audience based on their over-the-top response to him.

While the entire night was a hit, there were surely climactic moments of the show. Naturally, the Mother’s Day serenade was befitting for the occasion. Without question, the singer melted the hearts of the mothers with his crisp, flawless vocals. Through song, this top rate performer alerted them of their worth. In addition, the Gospel segment was incredible. Sanchez’s heartwarming rendition of “Amazing Grace” and other spiritual gems took the crowd to church!

Three encores were a true indicator of how the crowd adored Sanchez. This class act could do no wrong. Adding to the high standard of concert, was the tightly-knit band. Never missing a beat, the band provided the ultimate rhythms and infectious bass-lines for the singer. Talk about back up! Also, during his first big stage show performance, rising singer Shane Hoosong thrilled the crowd with his beautiful voice and magnetic stage presence.

Irish and Chin and Tunda Music will return to Revolution for an exciting concert with leading artist Tarrus Riley on Sunday, June 1. Tickets are moving quickly. It’s a great idea for Reggae music fans to purchase early bird tickets for just $30 online (http://www.irishandchin.com/sound-chat-radio/event-tickets) and at ticket outlets

Contributed: Irish and Chin