PHILIPSBURG–St. Maarten’s Carnival flagship show and premier dance experience is back. For the past 3 years Xtratight Entertainment has brought a blend of artists together that brings the Carnival Village alive, and sets the dance floor on fire. Performers for the show are on island and a press conference was held on Friday at the Telem main office in Philipsburg.
In its fourth edition of TelCell Night of the Hit Makers, the Show features Tsunami, Tanya St. Val, Mika Ben, Jean Marc Ferdinand, Kes The Band and St. Maarten’s very own Control Band.
Each artist taking the stage has been labelled as a definite Hit Maker; having a string of mega hits that pulse excitement amongst fans all over the world. Just like every other XT event, Xtratight Entertainment is committed to ensuring a production of the highest calibre and promises that TellCel Night of the Hit Makers will once again exceed the expectations of many.
Tsunami is one of the most well-known bands on the island of Aruba. The unique blend of Latin, Caribbean and local influences combined with the focus on live instrumentation has propelled Tsunami to great levels of success.
Control Band is undoubtedly the number 1 dance band of St. Maarten. Control is sure to rock any dance floor from their first note to the last. This is not the first time that the band will grace the Hit Makers stage but this year the band intends to bring some new styles and music.
Tanya St. Val is definitely a Zouk diva loved by fans all over the world. Her warm, sensual voice and incontestable professionalism have made St.Val one of the most glamorous stars of French Caribbean music. Hits such as Météw cool, Chalè and Zouk a gogo have made St. Val one of the most powerful female Zouk artists today.
Mika Ben (Michael Benjamin), hailing out of Haiti is no stranger to the Kompa scene. His major hit “Ou Pati” is a definite banger that rocks the dance floor. He has also produced for bands such as Carimi and T-Vice.
Jean Marc Ferdinand is dubbed as the party rocker. His mega-hit Tikki Tak is guaranteed to rock the dance floor for both young and old. Ferdinand delivers an energetic performance for any music lover to stand still. Get Ready!
KES, (commonly known as Kes the Band) is a Soca band formed in Trinidad in 2005. The group’s musical style primarily consists of Soca, influenced by Calypso, Dancehall and Reggae, with elements from other genres such as Rock and dance music. It is sometimes described as Island Pop or Caribbean Pop.
Noted for high-energy live performances and the soulful voice of lead singer Kees, KES has captured the hearts of many. It has become one of the most popular and sought after bands in Trinidad and Tobago, throughout the Caribbean, USA and Canada.
The show starts at 8:00pm and performers will take the stage from 9:00pm until 3:00am. The show will be held at the Carnival Village.