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June 25, 2014
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Restaurant operator Brian Lumley claims ... Stylysh wasn't banned
Curtis Campbell, STAR Writer

Restaurant operator Brian Lumley has denied allegations made by some websites that he banned dancehall artiste Stylysh from performing at his restaurant-entertainment venue '689 By Brian Lumley'.

According to Lumley, whose restaurant is located on Trinidad Terrace, New Kingston, Stylysh and her team made arrangements to host her 'Stylysh and Friends Concert' at the venue via a third party, however, the nature of the event does not complement the goals of '689 By Brian Lumley'.

The restaurant operator says he has no problems with dancehall music, but his restaurant is not the right place for a hardcore event.


"The show wasn't banned. They had an arrangement with a third party. They were misled by the third party, and they should be careful because I don't want anybody calling my name. I am a typical Jamaican who loves every genre of music, but there is a time and a place for everything. There are guidelines which I have to follow as a corporate citizen and with my obligations, and I cant promote that show here," he said, seemingly disturbed by the allegations.

Stylysh, on the other hand, told THE STAR that Lumley pulled the plug on her concert because of her promotional flyers.

"Everything was agreed on and we started promoting. However, when the flyer started to circulate, Brian Lumley started to complain ... . But that's just how he feels. He said he don't want it in his venue, so we just moving it to a next venue," Stylysh said.

The deejay, who is also signed to Tommy Lee Sparta's Guzu Music, said she made changes to the flyer to satisfy the operators of the restaurant, but that didn't work.

Stylysh's concert will now be held on July 10 at Gentry Mingle and Mellow, located at Clock Tower Plaza, 10 Half-Way Tree. The show will also feature performances from Tommy Lee Sparta, Destiny Sparta, Tabeta Cshae, and Ishawna.

The event will commence at 8 p.m. and patrons will be charged $1,000.


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