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Jointpop brings New Fire to De Nu Pub
After half-past-nine on Thursday night, De Nu Pub is set to get very hot indeed as jointpop takes the stage in the latest installment of the New Fire concert series.
The long-lived local rock-n-roll band is preparing a set including older favourites and new songs from their upcoming album Quicksand.
After almost two decades playing music, both abroad and at diverse local stages, the show will mark jointpop’s first performance at the legendary culture mecca which has been a haven for calypso music for decades.
Lead singer Gary Hector is looking forward: “I’ve been to see great shows there—from Sparrow to Rudder to Zandolie and Blakie—always loved the vibe of the venue. You could feel the history in the place.
“I tried a few times to book a gig there in the past and it never happened, so we’re looking forward to it finally.
“Now I could say I’ve played CBGBs in New York, The 100 Club in London, and finally The Mas Camp Pub!(De Nu Pup).”
Singer-songwriter Gillian Moor will also be performing, debuting her new band. She said: “We’re really excited about opening for jointpop, one of my favourite bands over the years—and on this stage!”
The New Fire concert series run by musician/activist Gerry Anthony Williams, features the best of T&T’s non-mainstream and independent bands and musicians, including Gyazette, Orange Sky, Solman and West Indian Rhythm Konnection (WIRK).