Stephanie sizzles at Heather’s

Stephanie sizzles at Heather’s

Written by Editor

Topics: Music

The intimate gathering at Heather’s Garden Restaurant and Bar on Haining Road in New Kingston conversed above the angry murmur of the water fountain as they waited patiently for the hotly anticipated songstress to take the stage. From The Deep band, J. Sterling and Debbie Pottinger served up a palette-pleasing aperitif, but now it was time for the main course.

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Most of the persons in the friendly crowd seemed well acquainted with the talents of Stephanie Wallace, who only recently jetted back to the island from the South of France. A few may have heard some of her ‘neo-reggae’ tracks before, while others may have been gearing up to hear her for the first time. Midway through the first song of her set, a sultry original called Make Love, she succeeded in converting the uninitiated and the collective expressions etched on faces in the venue seemed to convey the singular thought,”Wow, Stephanie sure can sing!”

Her voice dripped with that special quality capable of stirring something deep within the listener. With Christopher Downer on percussions, Renoy Maxwell on guitar, Stephen Maxwell on keyboard and Anneika Hill and Antonio Campbell on background vocals, she performed an excellent cover of Alicia Keys’ That’s How Strong My Love Is, before delivering another original song with a conscious message entitled We Need A Change. Her rendition of Floetry’s If I Was A Bird and the new single Right Here drew more generous applause and almost signalled the end of set in which she sweetly sizzled.

However, the crowd demanded more, and she acquiesced by performing a beautiful cover of Beres Hammond’s No Disturb Sign, with a little help from reggae-soul crooner Mario Evon, who was invited out of the audience by Stephanie. Her voice rang out pure and true on the final song of the night, an emotive cover of Pink’s Stop Falling, and the Heather’s crowd was left enraptured by an evening of great music.

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  1. Leon says:

    That’s my girl! Way to go, Stef!

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