Euphoria delivers stellar Show for Charity!
Although showers poured until the advertised show time, making the Euphoria Charity event grapple with a slightly late start and a smaller than anticipated audience, this was all negated as the first acts took to the stage.
Young stars under the MV Music label, Latty J and Natel, warmed up the crowd and started the showcase of quality acts that were to follow. Kevin Downswell gave an energized performance that got the audience in a frenzy belting out hits such as ‘Stronger’, much to the appreciation of the captivated crowd.
The line-up was then kicked into overdrive with Ernie Smith, Freddie McGregor and ‘Superwoman’ Karyn White taking the stage next! Veteran acts Ernie Smith and Freddie McGregor showed why they have been able to consistently represent Reggae music worldwide for so many years; with strong vocals and an amazing catalogue to match, they delivered solid sets on the Euphoria stage.
Karyn White definitely didn’t disappoint her Jamaican audience as she danced and sang the hits that make her an International star! She also brought a male patron on stage and proceeded to use him as prop while she performed “Can I Stay with you’ much to the delight of the Euphoria audience. For her first Jamaican performance, Karyn showed that she was a real entertainer and left the audience wanting more!
Champaign was next to hit the stage after a short band change interjected with musical juggling from The Captain Collin Hines. A real charismatic performer, Pauli Carman
led his band into an energized set of hits that the audience sang along to, including ‘How Bout us’ and ‘Try Again’.
Hosted by Heather Cummings and Barry G, the event culminated with performances from the new generation of International Reggae stars, Christopher Martin and Romaine Virgo as well as the Show’s organizer Mr Vegas. Christopher Martin included a tribute performance of “If I were a Carpenter” to the legendary John Holt in his set.
Mr Vegas thanked the audience for supporting the Euphoria initiative and made it clear that this wasn’t a night to dwell on those who didn’t support the Mr Vegas Foundation’s event.
“Let us focus on those who are supporting and will continue to support causes like these, it’s not about the money for me it’s about the cause, I came from nothing and helping kids who have nothing and need so much, like the kids at the Mustard Seed Communities, is my mission”
Mr Vegas then mentioned the Charity’s Food Drive and Celebrity Packing initiative that was a part of the project and added “When I see icons like Freddie McGregor in a Supermarket packing bags to help feed the kids of Mustard Seed that means more to me than money!”
Mr Vegas then went into a spirited performance of his hit “I am blessed”. The Concert came to a close at 2am with patrons leaving the venue calling the event ‘an excellent show’ commenting on the high quality of the show’s overall production.