Port of Spain, Trinidad – Singer Gramps Morgan and his management company Dadason Entertainment, would like to use this opportunity to respond to reports that were published in various news publications; including a story that was carried by the Trinidad Express Newspaper dated Sunday, May 30 with the headline “Stars fail to show at concert.” Gramps would like to clarify – for his fans and those who have come to love and respect his music over the years – the reason for the non- performing at the concert.
Here are the facts:
Reggae artist Gramps Morgan, along with Shaggy, Queen Ifrica, Beenie Man, Jah Cure, Rayvon and Machel Montano were billed to perform at the recently held ‘Reggae Meets Soca & Chutney’ concert at Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain on Sunday, May 29. Gramps was present at the venue. He was ready to perform; unfortunately he did not perform because the event organizers IRAWMA, failed to honor their obligation as specified in the agreement. Gramps and his team had made several attempts to remedy the situation at the venue but no amicable agreement could be reached.
“I was looking forward to performing for my Trinidad & Tobago fans, unfortunately the promoters did not to honor their end of the agreement. I am disappointed that I did not get the opportunity to perform and for that I would like to say sorry to all my fans” Gramps stated.
The last time Gramps performed at the Queen’s Park Savannah was two years ago, he and his brother Peetah Morgan, delivered a memorable performance that music fans in the twin island republic thoroughly enjoyed. He charmed fans with songs like “Come Back To Bed,” “For One Night” and “Wash The Tears” that struck a responsive chord and proved the perfect offering for the 15,000 fun loving music fans who were at his beck and call. This love for Gramps recently brought him back to Tobago last month for the Tobago Jazz Festival which featured Gramps and other artists such as KES the band and Trey Songz.
“I have received a lot of love from fans here in Trinidad on previous visits. I promise to deliver a solid performance when I am asked to return” he stated.
Gramps, who launched his solo career in 2009 has won “Album of the Year” at the Reggae Music Appreciation Awards in Toronto; Album of the year (EME); Best New Entertainer, Best Song (Wash The Tears) and Best Cross Over (Therapy) at the IRAWMA in New York. He is also a Grammy-winning producer for his outstanding work on Buju Banton’s high acclaimed album ‘Before the Dawn,’ which took top honors at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards earlier this year. He is currently in the studio working on his sophomore album titled ‘Reggae Music Lives’ with his current single “The Almighty,” which is topping reggae charts in the US and Europe. Gramps will embark on a month long “Reggae Revolution” North American tour in July with reggae artiste Ky-mani Marley and after that, he will head to Europe with his brother Peetah Morgan for the “Reggae Music Lives” tour.