The Mix 96.9 Jingle Jam was held on Thursday, 17 December 2009 at The Plantation. Entertainment was provided by Nexcyx, Threads of Scarlet, Livvi Franc, Jaicko and a surprise tease performance by Vita!
Not only was it the most memorable Xmas music event in Barbados but I would also say that it was one of the most anticipated local music events of the year.
The most dynamic performances, in my opinion, were from Nexcyx & Threads of Scarlet. The bajan bands, led by Mahalia Phillips and Nicholas Ward & Jesse Foster(respectively), not only displayed great stage presence and got the crowd’s participation but showed signs of musical excellence!! From Nexcyx’s pop covers and original club-bangers to Threads of Scarlet’s indie singles and head-banging mainstream rock hits.
- Nexcyx: Mahalia Phillips
- Threads of Scarlet: Nicholas Ward
Threads of Scarlet: Jesse Foster
These lead singers continue to show us their amazing raw talent and that they are of international standards.
Livvi Franc’s performance was lacking stage presence and energy. However, she made up for it in her FLAWLESS vocals. She performed her new single Lovey Dovey and her Billboard #1 hit single Now I’m That Chick.
Jaicko’s performance commenced with a very interesting and visual introduction, with laser lights and DJ Malcolm X remixing his previous hit singles. Though being the headliner, Jaicko’s performance lacking one thing, STAGE PRESENCE. His ‘back-up’ dancers showcased more stage presence than he did, therefore resulting in most of the audience’s attention being drawn towards them. Well.. unless you were one of the bewitched, pre-teen, Jaicko-obsessed fans, who were clearly oblivious to this obvious observation. One thing I must say is that his style is off the chain!!
Vita‘s unscheduled tease lasted about 30 seconds as she introduced Livvi Franc on stage. But she caused so much hype amoungst the crowd that she left them begging for more! The irresistible allure that is Vita! There’s no doubt in my mind this chick is gonna make it and make it BIG!