Shurwayne’s Many Moods

Source – Sunday Express

Date Published – Sunday 3rd February 2013

Writer – Verdel Bishop

Fans of soca sensation Shurwayne Winchester enjoyed an intimate three-hour concert, Tuesday night, at Queen’s Hall in St Ann’s. The up-close-and-personal experience with Winchester gave patrons an opportunity to acquaint themselves with his many moods as he switched from soca, to dub, to soul throughout his session. Performing alongside his band YOU, a dapper looking Winchester started the show at around 8.15 p.m. with an extra slow version of “Carnival Please Stay”, before going straight to “Wanna Make Love” and “Wine Down” only pausing to tell his fans that it was because of them he has the opportunity to do what he loves.

Winchester showcased his versatility when he switched gears to soul music selecting a few songs from Marvin Gaye. He left the stage and walked into the audience to greet fans while singing Gay’s 1971 hit, “Mercy Mercy Me” and “What’s Going On”. Although soothing, both songs are gritty soulful social commentaries about the deteriorating environment and dissatisfaction with what’s happening with society, respectively.  Read full article here