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Liberation time for Live Wyya

Live Wya

COVID-19 has challenged the existence of many bands because it surfaced globally in early 2020. The Live Wyya Band, which formed in 1999, knows a thing or two about survival.

Band leader and bass guitarist Carl Edwards told the Jamaica Observer that the pandemic put a damper on the sextet’s schedule but they still managed to take the bandstand commonly and release new music.

“For the past 18 months, we tried to maintain ourselves busy no matter COVID. We do plenty of corporate functions throughout the hotel circuit and did just a few overseas runs since 12 months, and we’re also working on our fourth album as we speak,” he said.

Liberation, Live Wyya’s latest song, was released in January. It’s produced by their keyboardist Tristan Richards for his Kulcha Rootz Production.

Back to The Roots, the band’s third album, was released in April 2019, and incorporates 12 songs including guest spots by Bushman and Capleton. It preceded a summer tour of america that 12 months.

Edwards and drummer Arnold Bolt formed Live Wyya 23 years ago. Richards and lead vocalist Jerome Smickle are the opposite original members, with the line-up accomplished by guitarists Stephan Foster and Ian “Beezy” Coleman.

The Ocho Rios-based Coleman was for years a mainstay of the Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers and Stephen Marley bands.

The Live Wyya Band are scheduled to perform November 12 at The Windward, a restaurant situated along Windward Road in east Kingston. It would be the primary live show on the venue because it officially launched in August.

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