Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 58

Karil Knight, sound engineer Karil is an educator by profession but his love of music has been with him since an early age, both playing and listening. He takes a keen interest in the community and is active in a number of charitable activities. Soca is his favourite genre but he enjoys a variety of music. Murphy Charles, percussion He has always loved music and enjoyed being around Burning Flames band before he got the opportunity to perform with Dread and the Baldhead. His musical influences are Michael Jackson, Burning Flames, Barrington Levi and Bob Marley. He enjoys many types of music but prefers performing reggae. Having the opportunity to share a stage with two former world class cricketers-turned musicians, along with the rest of the Spirited family he finds most rewarding. Most of the musicians in the band were playing together long before Spirited was formed in 2009. Many were former members of Dread & The Baldhead band for many years until the lead singer decided he wanted to take a hiatus and do something different. The others wanted to continue, so the decision was made to form another band. With the word ‘Spirited’ inscribed on the windscreen of Dave’s vehicle, the band’s 2nd guitarist at the time suggested that would be a good name for them, especially so because their spirits needed a boost as they embarked on this new musical journey together. The Spirited Band then emerged on the scene in 2009 with verve, entertaining appreciative crowds with their robust renditions of Reggae, Soca and Calypso. You can now find them performing across the island at bars, hotels, private functions, weddings, fetes and at international events such as Antigua Sailing Week’s Reggae in the Park where they have been support band for KyMani Marley and this year Tarrus Riley. They also travel to other islands and the UK. The Spirited Band encourages visitors to check out Antigua’s many beautiful beaches, historical sites and join in some of the island’s annual events such as Sailing Week and Carnival. Plus of course, enjoy the delicious local food, drinks and music that will be easily found around the island. Video Bookings: +1-268 7265098 | tracy@iesantigua.com Facebook: @SpiritedBand | IG: spiritedband