Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Nah, no relations but you never know. Post the picture. Butch must have been the tuner. Was Bobby Mohammed the arranger? Good to see him making ah come back. Saw him on the WST one on one, very insightful. RIP Mr. and Mrs. (Smokey)John.
Is Wire ah nick name. That's my dad's nick name "Wire" for obvious reason.
"Scratcher Man" played with Esso Tripoli.
Two of them were Knolly Modeste and Michael Roach, both from the Regiment (not Coast Guard). They also attended Presentation College (Chaguanas), like me, and were members of the college's Cadet unit--as I was. They did not return home after Expo. They went AWOL. I have no current news on Michael, but Knolly, a very talented person, lives in Montreal and still makes the nightclub rounds as a self-accompanied singer/entertainer. There were other soldiers in that band, but since I had just returned to the Regiment following two years training at Sandhurst, I do not remember their names. I remember Knolly and Michael because we were friends.
I was there at the Expo 67 and remember the steel band Tripoli palying on floating raft
in a pool of water , it was one of the main attraction at the fair , the rythm section was very
impressive especially the man playing the scrape.( very good)