Freddie McGregor puts signature on Appleton night
Freddie McGregor was greeted with cheers as he officially welcomed patrons to Appleton Estate Signature Nights in Ocho Rios recently.
Delivering from his over 40-year repertoire of musical creations, Africa, Prophecy, Push Come to Shove, Stop Loving You and Big Ship punctuated his hour-long performance with several climaxes. Loving Pauper, in particular, resonated with the audience and was a crowd favourite for the night as persons sang along word-for-word to the tune.
He also performed odes in the form of a tribute to the late Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown, with his signature renditions of Love and Hate and Revolution.
Five female patrons who were birthday celebrants were also in for a treat as they were brought to the stage and serenaded by the reggae icon. Taking his performance into the audience, Just Don't Wanna Be Lonely was a closing number along with his cover of Bob Marley's One Love.
"Freddie McGregor certainly lived up to his status as reggae legend of Jamaica, and was the perfect headliner for this edition of Appleton Estate Signature Nights," enthused Leleika-Dee Barnes, customer marketing manager, J. Wray and Nephew Limited.
"Our patrons were kept fully engaged throughout the night, singing along to Freddie's timeless songs. We had a fantastic night led by a great set and, of course, our signature cocktail for the series, the X-Ale, a mix of Appleton Estate Signature V/X blend and ginger ale."