seen. in NYC: Collie Buddz live at S.O.B.´s

posted on May 4th, 2008 by in Event


As Gabriel, seen´s design boss, is passing NYC when returning from Kingston after three months, and I haven´t been there for 10 years, we decided to meet in the city of cities and are now planning our schedule for the time between May 21st and May 29th.

One of the events to which we will definitely go is the probably pretty intimate show of Bermudan sensation Collie Buddz in legendary S.O.B.´s (Myspace) on Tuesday, May 27th. In case you don´t know:

Collie Buddz broke into the public eye with 2007′s “Come Around”, and while the song rapidly climbed to #1 on Jamaican charts, an unauthorized remix by Busta Rhymes helped the tune pick up steam in the U.S., eventually peaking at 23 on Billboard Rap Chart. Buddz followed up with 2 more solid singles, “Blind to You” and “Mamacita”, both slower-tempo, more soothing tracks, that further built his fanbase and grew his buzz. Incorporating influences from hip-hop to soca, Collie’s distinctive voice sounds equally comfortable over roots reggae or dancehall rhythms. His versatile style has helped him to defy music industry odds, being a white musician in a predominately black genre, but after hearing his tunes once it is easy to see why the reggae/dancehall phenomenon garners so much respect from fans and his peers.

If you´re in New York at that time as well or even living there and want to go to the show as well – Tickets are available on Ticketmaster and the S.O.B.’s Box Office (212-243-4940). Doors open 7pm, the show starts 9pm.

Btw: Are there any other shows/sessions you know of which we shouldn´t miss?

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