"Congrats, AEI (Abstract
Entertainment Inc.) did a splendid job.... perhaps you can feature a
female panist next concert.
Did you forget to tell Arturo [Tappin] "pan" was the featured
instrument? My goodness, I could hardly hear Liam [Teague].
All in all, a wonderful show. Peace."
"I was impressed with
the show overall, the professionalism. I would like to see much
more of this type of show - where steel pans play not only soca and
calypso, but this type of music. To see the integration of the
steel pan with the other instruments was great. ADLIB Steel Orchestra
performed well. Andy's [Narell] three songs were long, and he
looked as if he wanted more time. He may have needed to play
shorter selections. It was good to see "Jack" [Emmanuel Riley]
recognized [for his work]. Garvin Blake was good! Very
good! An evening well spent, everyone had a
smile on their face when they left.
Neville Jules, Steelband legend, founder and former Captain of
Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra.
"A brilliant show!
[It] could only get better, tighten a few loose ends, as it was the
first show. It was great."
Rosemin, Vice President, United States Steel Band Association (USSA)
"It was a good show.
Garvin Blake and Arturo Tappin stole the entire show. The
standing ovation given to Andy Narell, should have been given to the
Steel Orchestra that opened the show - ADLIB, and played one of
Narell's composition.. They performed very well.
Martin Douglas, President - CrossFire Steel Orchestra, New York
was fabulous, it raised the roof!"
Jacqueline Mannette, wife of Steelpan legend Dr. Ellie Manette
"It was a very good show.
It was excellent."
Durant, President - Moods Pan Groove, New York