Dominican Creole Music Icon Linford John, one of Dominica’s best ever vocalists, former front-man for 1970’s Cadence band, Bill-O-Men, takes the 2019 WCMF stage with powerful vocals, and dynamic personality
Dominica’s Creole Music Icon Linford john to take the stage at WCMF 2019, Linford John who is the former front-man for Bill-O-Men, a 1970’s Cadence band, and is considered one of Dominica’s best ever vocalist, will bring to the stage his powerful vocals, smooth stage presence and dynamic personality.
Together with other Dominican musicians such as Fred Nicholas, George “Zyro” St. Hillaire, Roger Aaron and Andrew “Bird” Bellony, they teamed up with the late Bill Thomas, to create the highly versatile Bill-O-Men, one of the greatest ever Cadence bands which unfortunately only stayed together for just about two years.
Linford’s vocal prowess in the French Antilles, having also played with 70’s popular Martiniquan band, Simon Girard, made him an early choice to lead the legendary Kassav. The Salisbury native, who is now based in the USA and still plays music, is from a generation of musicians who gave Dominican music its distinctive sound and world-class character. Known for his vocals on such hits as Voisine, Marie Claude, Mon Dieu, Ma Famille et Moi, and Greve General with his Bill-O-Men bandmates, he promises festival patrons more magic and more nostalgic moments to savour and take back with them long after the festival is over.
This dynamic All Star is sure to keep patrons singing, dancing and reminiscing on more than 40 years of this musical genre that has given Dominica its voice, style and an international appeal in the music world.
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