Wednesday 21 March, 2018

REBEL SALUTE 2018: Anthony B, Richie Spice and Sasco close first night

Anthony B performs on Saturday morning at the 25th Rebel Salute. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Anthony B performs on Saturday morning at the 25th Rebel Salute. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Agent Sasco, Richie Spice and Anthony B brought the curtains down on the first night of the 25th Rebel Salute with performances that kept the audience rooted at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann.

Anthony B, like he did last year, closed the show with an energetic performance, which had those who had stayed behind, during dew, captivated and singing with him.

From opening with Bob Marley's 'Iron Lion Zion', to closing with a mix that included his controversial first big song, 'Fire Pon Rome', Anthony B worked up a sweat that left his red undershirt stuck to his body at the end.

Richie Spice

He caught the full attention of the audience with his second selection, 'Mr Heartless', and then he moved into 'You Don't Have To Say You Are Sorry' and 'Good Cop Bad Cop' with 'Best Of The Best' to follow.

Anthony B titivated the women with 'Tease Her' before dropping a new tune, which dealt with the treatment of reggae music, before going into the ever popular 'Raid The Barn'. He introduced four upcoming acts before doing 'You Are My Everything'.

With each artiste getting only 20 minutes, Anthony B did 'Hurt The Heart' during which he did 'Fire Pon Rome' and left the stage.

Agent Sasco 

Meanwhile, Richie Spice mellowed the Saturday morning crowd with his soothing Reggae. He kept the crowd engaged throughout with his catalogue of hits that included his opening 'Come Again' and ended with the 'Plane Land'.

Agent Sasco also kept the audience glued to the stage but like most of the artiste for the night, had to be watching the clock and of such, had to be rushing some of his songs.

Before that, roots singer Jessie Royal delivered a solid set and did well to please his fans at the sprawling venue with hits such as ‘Modern Day Judas’.

Rebel Salute 2018