Enjoy these pics – Cocoa Tea in concert at Sound Academy on July 12th 2014 (I’m guessing that the show had about 750 people in attendance). The Rub-a-Dub Concert event also featured Luciano as co-headliner. Luciano, as expected, performed his usual great show hi-lighted by on-stage acrobatics and a golden voice that again sounded just as good live as it does in the recording studios. I chilled during Luciano’s performance, and there are no pics of his live performance offered here, even though I did capture him outside Sound Academy for my very last pics of the night. No disrespect to Luciano, I’ve seen him so many times before and photographed him extensively, so this time I, for selfish reasons, decided to pay ‘fan’ instead of journalist-photographer, and watched and listened to Luciano from the very back of the Academy.
Luciano may have stayed on stage a bit long, because Cocoa Tea (with live band), when he was done and lights turned on, seemed to have a lot more left to give. It’s not that the show was too short, it was just not long enough for the fans who had been enjoying the list of hits delivered back to back by the ‘short man’ Cocoa Tea. This veteran artist, who still stands the test of time, breezed through an enjoyable 50 minute show that saw him leaving the stage and mingling with the front row female fans as he delivered his own classics as well as covers of golden hits from other reggae classic reggae artists. When all was said and done, Coco-Tea delivered, and the fans left with bellies full after experiencing wonderful performances by two of Jamaica’s living legends