Flames brothers, same night, same stage?

BFFan

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For the first time in 16 years?

I read this some where on twitter. Can somebody verify if this is true?

Because I know last year they did one event the same night, and I have a feeling this is what it is.
 

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STEADY WUK
For the first time in 16 years?

I read this some where on twitter. Can somebody verify if this is true?

Because I know last year they did one event the same night, and I have a feeling this is what it is.
Last year was the first time.....this year is all the legends from the Leeward Islands coming together on the same stage except WCK and 17Plus......Jam Band, Small Axe, Volume Band, Burning Flames and Red Hot Flames......this Saturday in Miami will be mas

Red Hot Flames and 17Plus will be on the same stage later on this month also
 

BFFan

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Then there is this from Antigua Observer:

Seventeen Plus, Burning Flames, Red Hot, for Independence | Antigua Observer Newspaper


Remember the young group of guys who sang “Mary, Mary jumping up,” back in the eighties? They called themselves Seventeen Plus and they formed part of the soca revolution which saw a transformation of the genre of music to more accelerated beats infused with French rhythms.

Creating these arrangements – which drew younger crowds in hordes – were groups like Imagination Brass, Jam Band, Crush, and the band many would credit with spearheading it all – Burning Flames.

Well, come Independence weekend, the legendary Virgin Islands’ band Seventeen Plus is to join Burning Flames and Red Hot for a show that’s bound for a trip down memory lane. It’s being presented under the banner of Bandsmen United and set for Thursday, October 31, at Yasco Grounds which has become Red Hot’s Robot City for this year.

Of preparations, chief organiser Clarence “Sir Oungku” Edwards said, “Everything is going fine. The buzz is out there; the people are ready, and the bands are ready.”

He added, “It’s not really a stand-up-and-watch-stage type of show. It will be a come-and-dance-all-night-to-great-music kind of set up. We’re looking for a good turnout…”

It will be the first in a long time Burning Flames and Red Hot will be performing on the same show in Antigua. But for the million-dollar question, the one that’s been lingering on the minds Flames fans: Will the original “Fantastic Four” take to the stage together and create that musical synergy that changed soca music in the country?

When put to Sir Oungku, he opted to leave everyone in suspense.

What he did say was that they’re operating under Bandsmen United.

“It’s simply saying that sometimes I like to build things and create things on my own and I’m very much in tune with this and working with the other bandsmen, we could create something where we don’t have to have a promoter to hire us ’cause this is what happens; the promoters hire the bands and the artistes.”

Sir Oungku, though, said that if bands could work together they could put on the shows for themselves because they are the ones who are bringing the people.

“At the end of the day, it comes down to the aristes to draw (the crowds),” he said. “So if we can come together with some help and guidance from some people outside, we could do this and (it could probably go) over into Carnival and beyond. Once this kicks off good and everything is smooth, the sky is the limit for Bandsmen United.”

Tickets to the Independence Thursday event are $30 in advance and more at the door. They can be obtained at Super Power Electronics and Townhouse Mega Store.

Sir Oungku noted that for the first time in this type of jam session, there’ll be a VIP section where, the party people pay more to gain access to service on a whole other level. Such tickets are $100 a pop.
 

BFFan

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Makes me want to say :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
I just hope this is not a one time thing.

Buzz gets louder as Edwards

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – It’s not even a reunion, but the scheduled appearance of long-time rivals Burning Flames and Red Hot Flames on the same stage has excited Antiguans & Barbudans at home and abroad.

It’s not even confirmed that they will perform together, but Elton “Sabu” Thomas the “mediator” of Thursday’s historic concert has been playing to the rumors.

“There is a suggestion and the suggestion is strong. However, I have not heard, the guys have not said, but when you come to YASCO, what you get is what you get,” he said.

“I would want to believe they could be in for a surprise,” Thomas added.

It was the appearance of Torian “Onyan” Edwards and Clarence “Oungku” Edwards on OBSERVER radio last week, confirming their participation that put all rumours about the pending concert to rest.

The confirmation sent a tsunami of anticipation to Burning Flames fans of all ages and all walks of life, as Thomas recalls.

“We knew that the Snake Pit has a good listenership but we did not know it was that good.”

“Before we were finished, people were calling from England and all over the world. After the OBSERVER interview all hell kinda start to break loose,” he said.

The original Burning Flames have not performed together since their split in 1997 and up until the Miami Carnival, they have not performed on the same stage.

Flames and Red Hot will meet for the first time at an event dubbed ‘We Fight Fire With Fire’ (WFFWF) which also features the legendary ‘17 Plus’.




On the first official day of ticket sales “the VIP section almost sold out.”

Thomas revealed that two agents from St Kitts will be arranging ferry charters to the country.

“Flights coming in from St Croix, Anguilla and the St Martin flight on those two days are full,” he said.

Tickets for Thursday’s event are $30 in advance and more at the door. They can be obtained at Super Power Electronics and Townhouse Mega Store.

An assessment of the venue, YASCO’s Sport Complex, is currently being carried out with the organisers anticipating a much larger crowed than was originally planned.

While it’s not been confirmed that the “Fantastic Four” will take to the stage together, fans are hoping that FFWF could change the musical landscape in Antigua & Barbuda
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