ST JOHN’S, Antigua – “I had no idea Antigua was so sweet. I need to come here more often,” pronounced lead singer of KES the band, Kees.
He came to that conclusion after scores of fans, mainly female, stayed out in the early hours of Sunday to witness his performance.
KES performed here as part of Soka fete-ish, the newest pre-carnival fete put on by Scorch, the newest mas’ troupe for the 2012 summer festival.
For a band long accustomed to playing to a full house, Sunday’s modest crowd did not appear to be a turn-off for the “Wotless” singer.
If anything, it provided a more intimate setting for fans to get up close and personal with Kees and that they did. The Trinidadian singer showed little resistance as crazed female fans caressed the normally restricted parts of his body.
The band’s biggest hit so far includes Wotless, Where yuh From and the 2012 composition Wired among others.
Performing these songs, the band took its energy and charisma on stage to the next level, giving females the option to join in the number on stage.
“I looking for a real Antiguan,” Kees said. “Ladies show me what you have.”
Also performing that night was Tian Winter, another major hit with female fans, teasing them with his soulful voice and subtle gyrations.
Claudette Peters and her Taxik Band and Ricardo Drue were among other performers.
If the first ever Soka-Fete-ish was anything to go by, organisers should feel assured that they have set a solid foundation.