SOCA TOUCH Caribbean Show #5 with Barbados artist BIGGIE IRIE
|Bigupradio.com proudly presents the amazing Caribbean Radio show SOCA TOUCH hosted by The Golden Touch Crew. This week the reggae and soca star BIGGIE IRIE drops by for an exclusive interview and new music feature. The Golden Touch Crew is one of the well known sounds in the Maryland and DC area. They play a wide spectrum of music with more emphasis on Soca and Calypso which is the native music of their country of origin,Trinidad and Tobago.
About Biggie Irie
At the start of his career in 1986, who would have imagined that the British born Geoffrey Cordle (coming with his mother to Barbados at age 3) would go on to fly Barbados flag and that of reggae music high at every port of call? With a voice like rich molasses and a commanding stage presence Biggie Irie is perhaps best known to Barbadians as a founding member of The Splash band, the only other group on the Island, besides Exodus, who dedicated their repertoire solely to reggae music. Within two years of the groups formation in 1990 they were repeat guests at the Stockholm Water Festival in Sweden; seasoned New York with their unique brand of reggae flavor and made their mark in the reggae capital of the world at Jamaicas Reggae Sunsplash. There Biggie and the Splashband shared the stage with the whos who of reggae music, Joseph Hill & Culture, Burning Spear, Luciano, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, Diana King and veterans like Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, Singing Sandra and the Mighty Sparrow. While with THE SPLASHBAND Biggie wrote and recorded over one hundred (100) songs, some of which were chart toppers in the Caribbean, U.K and North America. Find out more about Biggie Irie on his site: http://www.pyramidartists.com/