Monthly Archives: September 2013

CHRISTOPHER “JOHNNY” DALEY OF LIME TREE LANE FAME, CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN SHOW BIZ!

 

By Richard Johnson—

FOR many, Christopher Daley came into their lives as Miss Zella’s troublesome grandson, Johnny, on the sitcom Lime Tree Lane. The programme aired on Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (later Television Jamaica) from 1988 to 1997. But that was 25 years ago.

To celebrate what will be his silver anniversary in the worlds of comedy, theatre, film, television, and radio, Daley, 35, is organising a roast at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew on November 4.

HERE’S JOHNNY!

CHUCK FENDA SPEAKS ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF HOW THE “ONE DROP” REVIVES A REGGAE RESURGENCE!

 

By Davina Hamilton—

“IT got to a stage where all the music in dancehall was just ah run like a racetrack.”

This observation from Chuck Fenda was what spurred the singjay (singer and deejay) to make his own foray into the world of reggae music.

Tired of the multitude of fast-paced tracks the genre was spawning, Fenda decided his music would be part of a movement that would put the focus back on slower, more spiritual music – like that of the reggae “elders” who came before him.

REGGAE’S FIRST FEMALE DJ SISTER NANCY, KEEPS BUSY BY TOURING THE WORLD!

Sister Nancy
Sister Nancy

BACK in the 1980s, Sister Nancy broke the proverbial glass ceiling as a pioneer female deejay.

Not much has been heard about her in Jamaica recently. She last performed here five years ago on a show in Manchester, with Bounty Killer and Lady G.

Sister Nancy

But in a recent interview with Splash, she said she has been keeping busy.

“I’m working now more than when I was 20 years old and in the heat of my career,” she said during a telephone interview from her New Jersey home.

WHILE LOCAL TV RATINGS JUMPED, TESSANNE CHIN IS “FLOORED” BY JAMAICA’S RESPONSE TO HER APPEARANCE ON “THE VOICE!”

 

Tessanne Chin
Tessanne Chin–

When Tessanne Chin appeared on the NBC singing competition ‘The Voice’ last Tuesday, there weren’t many eyes in Jamaica which didn’t see it live.

Flow’s Advertising Intelligence (AI) Report, the first digitally based media intelligence report available in Jamaica, reveals that as Tessanne wowed the judges and live audience with her rousing performance of Pink’s hit song Try, NBC commanded the highest viewership on the provider’s digital cable television service.

Tessanne was overwhelmed at the response she received from the Jamaican audience.

BOB MARLEY’S TUFF GONG RECORDING STUDIO IN KINGSTON UNDERGOES UPGRADES!

Bob Marley
Bob Marley

By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

THE Marley-owned Tuff Gong Group of Companies has updated its recording facilities to attract more acts to the famous studio.

According to the organisation’s general manager, Marie Bruce, the new-look studio should attract more big-name acts.