Live Wyya, the band that is much sought after for years, was invited to add some sparks at World Homeless Day in Ocho Rios, at the St. Ann’s Municipal Drop in Centre, and they didn’t drop any musical catch during their 45 minutes stay on the field. This event was on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
The name Live Wyya alone brought out sponsors like Moon Palace, Jamaica Grande Hotel and Sparkies Restaurant; also in attendance were students and others who wanted to be a part of this grand moment.
The Drop In Centre for the homeless was transformed to the excitement befitting that of a T-20 cricket match at Sabina Park in Kingston. Everyone was ready to cheer on their favourite musicians.
The grounds of the Municipal courtyard was a sea of happy faces, with the band virtually surrounded by VIP’s, including Municipal administrator, Suzette Prince.
The band, known for hitting straight sixes, went out blasting their first song, Leave Me Alone, for six over the boundary.
There were thunderous applause, then like the first passing of a hurricane, came silence before Live Wyya delivered, Rise Natty Rise.
The spectators applause were louder than before while the crowd rocked. Then Live Wyya prepared to land their mission with, Like a Rock.
For brawta, the pulsating music of the band went into a surprise medley of songs which included selections from Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond and the Marleys.
The promoters of the event thought, “Live Wyya was just awesome. They delivered the roots cultural music. We are very happy that these members are giving back to the community. We salute them for such a humanitarian deed,” was one of their salutations.
Live Wyya band leader, Carl Edwards, felt it was a pleasure to have such heart-felt compliments bestowed on them.
The band started playing sweet music in 1999 while carving a name for themselves doing hotel jigs before fully launching out on the European circuit and winning several awards, including Best Band.
They have released three albums and is polishing the fourth, which will be released soon.