TEMPO Networks has announced that St.Kitts’ Soca Star Mr Bagnall will perform in a line-up of entertainment for the network’s inaugural Caribbean Rocks NYC – TEMPO Turns 10 Anniversary event.
Caribbean Rocks NYC – TEMPO Turns 10, a combination of destination and talent showcase and awards ceremony, will take place on Sunday, June 5 at the legendary B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill in Times Square NY. Caribbean Rocks will be the crowning event in the annual week of activities comprising Caribbean Week NY 2016, which runs from June 1 through 5.
The event is presented by TEMPO Networks, in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (C.T.O.), and sponsored by the Bahamas, taking center stage as Platinum sponsor.
Joining the Islands of the Bahamas are the islands of Barbados (Gold), Turks and Caicos (Silver) and St. Kitts (Bronze). The Caribbean Rocks NYC talent line-up includes Ms. Brooks, Romain Virgo, R. City (“Rock City”), Cecile, Loyal Flames, Ziggy Ranking, Isaac Blackman, RKG, soca stars Kerwin Dubois and Shurwayne Winchester along with TEMPO Artist Arita. The event will also feature a special performance by Caribbean music royalty, The Mighty Sparrow, who will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
According to the release, the Caribbean Rocks line-up is designed to honor the legacy of Caribbean music as a dominant cultural force worldwide and its importance in defining the Caribbean tourism product. The exciting array of talent includes the next generation of powerful Caribbean artists, music and entertainment, selected both to stimulate and energize the Caribbean diaspora and general market, and cement the relationship between Caribbean entertainment and tourism. Caribbean Rocks NYC – TEMPO Turns 10 will air on TEMPO as the network recently announced its partnership with Verizon Fios expanding TEMPO’s reach to millions of Verizon Fios subscribers throughout the U.S.
St.Kitts-Nevis Minister of Tourism Hon. Lindsay Grant had earlier announced that the Ministry of TourismSt.Kitts has partnered with the Tempo Event as a Bronze Sponsor and thus gave the island an opportunity to feature one of their premir artistes. Mr Bagnall was the act selected.
Mr. Bagnall was launched onto the entertainment scene as a solo soca artiste during the St.Kitts Sugar Mas 42 festival in 2013 and has gained considerable acclamation ever since.
In his first year as a solo act after years as the lead singer of the Kollision Band Bagnall had his first solo hit with ‘Wuk Up Session’ which landed him the first runner up spot in the Power category of the Soca Monarch Competition that year.
The following , Mr. Bagnall released two songs dubbed ‘Mash it Up’ and ‘Carnival Boss’ for the Sugar Mas 43 celebrations. Carnival Boss landed him the Groovy Soca Monarch Title.
According to the release, the Tempo performance will magnify Mr Bagnall’s music and brand notoriety globally as a Soca Artist.