Freddie McGregor & John Holt with a classical twist


edit_reggae_symphony_08.jpgSunday April 20th is set to be a big day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as 'Reggae Symphony' will bring a fusion of genres to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Billed as an evening of 'Classical Reggae', the night will be filled with stellar melodies from some of Reggae's mightiest icons. Reggae pioneer John Holt, O.D. and Grammy nominated, reggae ambassador Freddie McGregor are slated to perform and they will be accompanied by the silky-smooth sounds of The New York Symphony Reggae Strings Orchestra as well as the accomplished Lloyd Parks and We the People Band.

Under the distinguished patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica for the Southeast United States, Mr. Ricardo Allicock, the black-tie event is being presented by main sponsors, County Line Chiropractic Centers.

Thrilled to be associated with this South Florida debut, CEO of County Line Chiropractic Centers, Dr. Robert Hochstein said, "We anticipate an entertaining evening of the highest calibre which we all will enjoy."

Reggae Symphony boasts a 2001 beginning that saw a sold-old crowd respond with great enthusiasm at the London Apollo. Produced by Riddims Marketing Inc. and Big Ship Music Inc., that show fused the two legendary voices of John Holt and Freddie McGregor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, making harmonious waves.

It created such a stir, that demands were high for the show to be staged in New York and it traveled from London, England in October; again playing to a sold-out crowd.

John Holt, who has maintained his thousand bolts of energy throughout the years, is best remembered as the lead singer of The Paragons. One of his most famous hit songs, "The Tide Is High," was made more popular by Blondie.

Freddie McGregor sits at the helm of 'Big Ship Music Inc.' and is best remembered by a slew of hits including, "Big Ship" and "Push Come To Shove." He is currently working on his first film project that aims at unifying the cultures of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

The indomitable Lloyd Parks brings decades of driving rhythmic experience to this wonderful event with his top of the line band.

This reggae classical fusion has definitely made a mark in music history and if previous audience responses are any indication, the South Florida presentation will absolutely blow you away.

Tickets are available at all five County Line Chiropractic Centers, the Broward Center Box office, online at and at selected Caribbean outlets.

Support for this performance is provided by Jamaica National Money Transfer, Air Jamaica, HOT105 FM, Elegant Affairs, Whiz Communications, Infinite Markets and FUNSATION4.

Please note it's a formal affair.