Great music, great food and great people are just a few words that can be used to describe the scene at Fiesta Plaza, MovieTowne, when T&T's very own Sean Bartholomew took to the stage for two sensational concerts–Classic Rock on Piano and Just Marley. Staged last month, these concerts were free of charge and were held as part of the bmobile Hot Ticket Summer 2010 promotion.
Born in St Ann's and currently residing in the US, Sean Bartholomew, aka Adrian Bartholomew, is a musician, composer, producer, and songwriter. He has been inducted to Trinidad's Classical Music Hall of Fame for his achievements as a child prodigy, and has been performing live in the Caribbean and the United States for more than 20 years. Classic Rock on Piano gave us Bartholomew on piano and guitar, performing classic 70's and 80's hit songs such as Elton John's Rocket Man and Journey's Don't Stop Believing to a notable crowd turnout. Bartholomew started the show with a special greeting to his loyal fans, and interacted with the gathering as he crooned one great song after another.
Soca and country lovers were not to be left out as he did an unexpected acoustic rendition of Scrunter's Jumbie, and a duet performance of Lady Antebellum's Need You Now. Modern rock favourites by John Mayer and Coldplay were also covered, proving the versatility of Bartholomew's musical style. Jus' Marley was an ideal follow up, creating a seamless fusion of rock and reggae. Bartholomew sang a medley of Marley hits, among them Waiting in Vain and Who the Cap Fits. He was accompanied by two female back up singers and his friends, who did not hesitate to lend their voices to his renditions. He captivated the audience with his stage presence and distinct performance flavour.
Working as a team
Fiesta Plaza's Events and Entertainment manager, Heathcliff West, expressed his joy at being able to showcase this unique T&T talent in his third Movie Towne performance. Bartholomew lauded the support of bmoble in promoting events of this type. "We have a fantastic relationship with them," he said, "and this is not our first partnership. "When you look at all the cultural and sporting events in both Trinidad and Tobago, bmobile is always at the forefront when it comes to sponsorship. They certainly play their part in corporate assistance." bmobile Hot Ticket Summer 2010 promotion continues through this month.