Kingston, Jamaica: – Mystic Urchin started Tuesday Nite Live (TNL) in 2005 to expose young cutting edge talent and give a voice to artistes who would usually have to wait for a hit track before getting on a stage. The weekly stage show, held at the Village Café in Kingston, has helped launch the careers of many known artistes such as Taurus Riley, Bryhan Art, Dwayne Stephenson, To Isis, High Quality, Jovi Rockwell, Farenheit, Empress and Rootz Underground.
“As an artiste manager I realised just how hard it is to get a new artiste on a show and that Kingston needed a place where new talent could get exposure.” Steve Wilson of Mystic Urchin explains. “Kingston is the birthplace of reggae, yet there wasn’t anywhere that people could see live music on a weekly basis, we wanted to change that, now we have a weekly live night right in Kingston.”
“TNL is a weekly event that helps young artistes hone their craft, it gives them confidence to perform to a crowd and the opportunity to practice stage presentation” – Suzanne Ingram, TNL Producer.
While it started as a way to launch young talent, Tuesday Night Live has evolved into the place where popular artistes go to try out new songs, shoot music videos or just go to check out the rising talent. Artistes such as: Lady Saw, Cutty Ranks, Diana King, Sean Paul, Pinchers, Beenie Man, Tami Chynn, Tessanne, Wayne Marshall, CeCile, Dean Fraser, Jimmy Riley and Beres Hammond are just a few of the names who have made appearances at Mystic Urchin’s TNL.
The ongoing success of Mystic Urchin’s TNL has attracted the attention of sponsors such as Kingston Pilsner Beer, Rebelmix, Island Stubs and Supreme Sounds.
“Kingston Pilsner got involved with TNL last year right after launching the new brew. We feel that TNL is bringing something different to the Jamaican nightlife by showcasing Jamaican musical talent, giving them a platform in which to express themselves. Like TNL our beer is uniquely Jamaican, made by Jamaicans just like our music, and the association with TNL serves to enhance the live music scene, which will benefit our music industry.” – Lisa Bell, Marketing Manager, Kingston Pilsner Beer.
“Rebelmix is in the business of promoting Jamaican music worldwide, and we see TNL taking a big step in promoting fresh, vibrant talent to Jamaicans and visitors. This synergy between Rebelmix and TNL makes sense and we are happy to be a part of the Live Music Movement” – Christopher Edmonds, Rebelmix
Kingston Beer’s Tuesday Nite Live will continue to expose fresh, young, cutting edge talent every Tuesday at the Village Café in Barbican Kingston
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