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Mr Wise makes states statement with new album
Recording artiste Mr Wise (Steve Francis), originally from Siparia, has completed his latest CD comprising six tracks.
Manager Dunstan Balfour said that the album was recorded in Africa and Germany and its music is of the reggae genre.
“The first track—African Woman—is a collaboration between Henry Tigan and Mr Wise,” said Balfour.
Mr Wise interjected: “My daughter Sakile Francis also is a part-writer of that track, as well as my backup vocalist, with her sister Smooth.”
You Got It is the title of track two, produced by Speakah Productions based in Amsterdam. Track three, Rise Up, also by Speakah Productions, features the voices of Sakile and Smooth. The other three tracks, produced locally, produced by Angelo Pantin and Ricardo “Riccochet” James, are titled I’ve Got Love, Praises and A Little Longer.
Mr Wise has been singing professionally for more than 25 years.
Now resident in Valencia, he has spent a few years performing in Tobago, at showplaces like Club La Tropicale, Caribana, Dock Site and Bar Code.
“We are looking to travelling to Europe for performances. Geron Woodroffe is assisting in getting us on the international stage,” said Mr Wise.
Balfour said that the CD has been in the making since August 2013.
Mr Wise and his music can be viewed on Facebook/WiseCraft, or SoundCloud/Mr Wise. (PRB)