The man with the one of the most distinctive voices in reggae music, Horace Hinds aka Horace Andy, affectionately called “Sleepy”, and known to the musical world for original hit songs like Skylarking, Girl A Love You, Mr. Bassie, Fever and See A Man’s Face is set to make his third appearance on the Startime stage at Mas Camp on Saturday May 5, and the Startime ‘fever’ is running high in anticipation.
Horace’s second ever Startime appearance was two years ago, January 2016, and many of the Startime fans still remember his phenomenal perfomance backed by the ‘Startime Orchestra’ Lloyd Parks & We the People.
Horace could do no wrong and it was hit after hit during his 30 minutes performance that left his fans clamouring for more.
Well more is about to be delivered come Saturday May 5, as the Startime curtains rise for the final time, and Horace who is currently on a European tour with his British-based group Massive Attack, will return to Jamaica and the Startime stage for this long-awaited, highly-anticipated encore performance.
It is going to be pandemonium inside the Mas Camp !!
Horace Andy born 19 February 1951, is a lovers rock and roots reggae songwriter and singer, who recorded his first single the self-composed This is a Black Man’s Country in 1967 for producer Phil Pratt, but it wouldn’t be until 1970 that he achieved a breakthrough, when Got To Be Sure (Of A Woman’s Love), the song he auditioned with for C.S Dodd, became his first release for Studio One, and the rest is music history !!
The following years saw the release of a slew of Studio One classics …. See a Man’s Face, Fever, and Mr. Bassie, one of Andy’s most enduring songs Skylarking, Something on My Mind, Love of a Woman, Just Say Who, and Every Tongue Shall Tell, Eternal Love, I May Never See My Baby Anymore and Where Do The Children Play; as well as singles for other producers such as Lonely Woman (for Derrick Harriott), World In My Arms and Girl I Love You (Ernest and Joseph Hoo Kim’s Channel One).
More hits included Problems (Agustus Pablo), Love You to Want Me” and Delilah (Gussie Clarke), Till and Don’t Go (Please Stay) for Vincent “Randy” Chin, Bless You and You Are My Angel are among a slew of hits he recorded for Bunny Lee and Money The Root Of All Evil (Phil Pratt).
Horace’s career received a major boost in the late 90s, when he was invited to become lead singer for the British-based hip hop group Massive Attack, and he has achieved several platinum selling world-wide hits with the group who tours nonstop.
He has always been one of the most requested artists for Startime, and due to his very busy touring schedule, promoter Michael Barnett had to pull out all stops to book him for the May 5 finale, a major accomplishment in itself; and his undeniable brilliance will be on show once again when he steps onto the Startime stage to thrill his fans and music lovers with his unique voice and ever-popular repertoire, guaranteed to have the fans singing along and begging for more.
This staging billed The Original Startime: Final Chapter is brought to you by Kool 97FM, Jamaica Observer, True Tone, Christar Villas Hotel, Chung’s Catering Service, General Paintings Ltd, Catherine’s Peak Pure Spring Water, Charles Chocolates, MaxMar Graphics, Independence Park Ltd., Irie FM, Devon Bourne’s Rubis HWT, Pure National Ice, Kingston Hireage, Mello FM, Ellco Jamaica Ltd., A & E Ambulance, Security by Securipro, and Interlinc Communications – host of the startime.com.jm website.
Tickets go on sale April 15 at the following outlets : Mas Camp National Stadium Complex 754-5396; Kool 97FM 1 Braemar Avenue 978-9161 / 978-3886 / 978-4037; Bryson Rubis 1 Border Avenue 941-1038; Christar Villas Hotel 99A Hope Road 978-8066-71; Devon Bourne’s Rubis 85 Half Way Tree Road 968-2247; The New’s Café 2 ¼ King Street 922-9191 and Portmore Mall Pharmacy 988-7639 / 988-7997.