Pointe Michel, Dominica. Tel: (767) 225-0373/1603;315-0712 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In August 1984, from the tranquil village of Pointe Michel, nestled on Dominica's South Western Coast, emerged THE FIRST SERENADE BAND, renowned as one of Dominica's top bands. The versatility and originality of their music has satisfied many in Dominica and elsewhere with a variety of types of music including Zouk, Soca, Calypso, Bouyon, and soukous music, which can be heard on their 1991 "Debouye" and 2000 “We Nah Done Yet” Albums.
The group has been in existence for more than twenty-three (23) years. The Band seeks to promote Dominica's Music and Culture, enabling in the erosion of Cultural Music barriers. The Band also wants to play a part in Caribbean music integration. Music, like an intangible life source of satisfaction, has kept the spirit of the group alive through their musical journey.
To date the Band has released thirteen (13) albums. They are: -
BODY WORK 2007
17 Hot Redeem tracks "BODY WORK" 2007 SEWO music ranging from Bouyon to Zouk to Soca and back to Bouyon. Seven tracks written by Clement "Bambi" Jno Baptiste including a bonus track written with Stanley Winston.Three bonus tracks were written by Stanley More details on CD Guaranteed to please every music fan.
ME WATER COMING 2005
Hot Redeem tracks "FIRST SERENADE 2005" SEWO Tracks ranging from Calypso to Zouk to Soca to R&B to Bouyon. More details ON CD Guaranteed to please every music fan.
JUS LIKE DAT 2002
Hot Redeem tracks "Just Like Dat" ranging from Calypso to Zouk to Soca to R&B to Bouyon. More details later Guaranteed to please every music fan.
MORE FYAH 2001
Eleven hot tracks ranging from Calypso to Zouk to Soca to R&B to Bouyon. Guaranteed to please every music fan.
WE NAH DONE YET 2000
Consists of ten tracks rated by critics as one of the best collection of music to be produced by the band to date.
RED HEAT 1999
Considered the most complete album of the band. The album contains a mix of Soca, Bouyon, comp, Zouk, calypso and country tunes.
MORE JAM 1998
The thirteen songs range from disco to salsa, jam pack Soca and conscious
Reggae. A potpourri of red-hot rhythms for any occasion.
CHANT DEM 1997
There was no stopping the band as they proved yet again they are a force to
be reckoned with in the music industry.
WATCH YA BACK 1996
Mirroring the success of the album, two videos were released - to popular acclaim.
TRY AH TING 1995
The fourth album, "Try A Ting" contained generally party music.
ROUGH UP DE SESSION 1994
Released for the 1994 Carnival celebrations, it sky rocketed the Band to a
high level of recognition and prominence on the entertainment scene.
A mixture of music displaying the uniqueness and versatility of the Band.
ZOUKE' ZOUKE' 1988-1989
A phenomenal hit for Dominica's 10th anniversary of Independence celebrations (Reunion '88)
Ø AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Awarded by the Dominica Festivals Commission, Host of the annual World Creole Music Festival October 30, 1999
Ø SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Awarded by the Dominica National Cultural Council August, 1999
Ø THE AUGUISTE ETTIENNE MEMORIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Awarded by the National Youth Council of Dominica July 4, 1999
The TWENTY THREE YEAR-old FIRST SERENADE BAND is made up of these members comprising management, public relations personnel, engineering and musicians. The Band seeks to promote its music worldwide and continues to satisfy many an entertainment seeker who may come into the sphere of its music.
FIRST SERENADE’s members are as follows: -
DANGLEBEN Christopher Trombone player
DARROUX Maximea old member-Assistant Engineer, Onstage mix, rhythm machines
DUBUISSON Kelvin Veteran Guitar player
FONTAIN Damian Old member-Keyboard player
JNO BAPTISTE, Lloyd OLd member-Lead Vocals
MITCHELL Adrien BAND LEADER,Bass, Zouk vocalist, Drum programmer, Composer
POWELL Maximea Pld member_Guitar
TOUSSAINT Roosevelt Old Mmber_Trumpeter
TOUSSAINT Kimani Old Member_Saxophone player
WINSTON Carlton P.R.O, 1st Trumpet/Flugel Horn Player, Vocals
WINSTON Stanley Engineer, Sound-mix, Composer, Programmer, Vocals
XAVIER Mark Drums
NEW MEMBERS IN 2007
Annually tours North America and London, performing at all the major Carnivals such as Labor Day in New York, Caribana in Toronto, and Nottinghill in London.
Performed for Dominica’s Sunrise 2000 Millennium Celebrations.
Performed at all the annual World Creole Music Festivals in Dominica.
Performed to an estimated crowd of fifteen thousand (15,000) at the WLIB Radio sponsored summer concert at the South Street Seaport in New York City.
Opened for Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, The Mighty Sparrow and his Troubadours, and for KASSAV'S Jean Philip Mathely, and Patrick St. Elio at Centre des Artes in Guadeloupe.
Performed to a record audience, “the greatest crowd ever seen in Dominica's Festival City”, alongside the Barbadian Band KROSFYAH.
Performed together with some of the hottest bands in the Caribbean such as the Burning Flames band of Antigua, Square One of Barbados, Blue Ventures with Ronnie Mackintosh and Sanell Dempster from Trinidad, and Reason's Orchestra from St. Lucia.
Performed two consecutive tours in London 94-95 playing for Masquerader’s 2000 a Band which won the first prize in Notting Hill Carnival, the largest carnival in Europe. Played in Stratford, Southhall, Hackney, Manchester, Bradford and Kilburn.
Performed annually in numerous venues and Carnivals in St. Martin, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Tortola, St, Lucia, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Antigua, the United States, Canada and England.
The diversity of musical styles has afforded the band the comfort of backing up Jamaica's Michigan and Smiley, Trinidad's Baron and Sugar Aloes and 1993 Calypso Queen Miss Bianca Hall together with Cro Cro from Trinidad.
Performed alongside the legendary Exile One and Grammacks, the pioneers of Cadence Music in the 70's.
Performed in Portsmouth for D.B.S. Radio to coincide with Dominica's 19th Anniversary celebrations.
Annual participation in Mas Domnik.
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF 2007 CD: CARLTON WINSTON