Andre Russell scores another big one - Plans star-studded bash for New Year's Eve
Andre Russell has been keeping active during his year off the cricket pitch. Since the opening of Russell's T20 Restaurant & Sports Bar in June, the cricketer has hosted the end-of-month headphones party called Club Madness every last Saturday.
Taking things to an even higher level, Russell is putting the final touches on the execution of his first stage show, Old Harbour Big Bash.
"It's going to be massive," said Russell, who can return from his doping ban at the end of January next year.
Scheduled for December 31, Old Harbour Big Bash will become an annual event for the cricket star, a challenge he welcomes with open arms.
According to the cricketer, Mavado, Tommy Lee, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Bugle, Professor Nuts, D'Angel, and others have already signed up to perform.
Russell told THE STAR that the New Year's Eve event will feature music by Bishop Escobar and Flabba Dabba, who will play until 11:55 p.m. After fireworks from the rooftop, the stage show will be under way.
"It's going to be a good vibes," he said. Artistes like Beenie Man and Tommy Lee have already performed at the venue during its opening. "It went crazy. Maybe 800 people were in there. It was a full house."
FUN AND NICENESS
Opening a restaurant followed similar venture by Courtney Walsh (Cuddy'z) and Chris Gayle (Triple Century).
"I think Old Harbour needs to have some fun and niceness. It's the fastest-developing community in the Caribbean," Russell claims. Even so, the athlete believes that when members of the community go out, they experience the same music from the same deejays all the time.
His response is Club Madness, to which gives people music options with the three-channel earphones hooked up to three different disc jockeys.