Propeller

Monday, December 31, 2012

Tanya Stephens Rocks Concert In Brooklyn, New York

Accomplished Jamaican Songstress Tanya Stephens thrilled her fans with a “Boss” of a performance on December 24, 2012 at the “Woman is Boss” show at the Woodbine Ballroom, Brooklyn, New York. The show also featured the true Empress “Nadine Queen”, Princess Menen, Thunder Bolt and Noah Di Youth with Di Powa.

The night began with a high energy performance by Thunder Bolt and Noah Di Youth with Di Powa. Thunder Bolt was a popular Jamaican music group in the 70’s to 80’s who put out the “Born Jamaican” Album which was a popular hit at that time. This act was then supported by a spirited performance by the youthful and self-confident Ghanaian born artiste Princess Menen.

The crowd was now in high spirits by all the acts of the talented performances of the night and was now anticipating the “return” of Tanya Stephens to the stage. Tanya Stephens is no new name to the Jamaican music scene, having been around since the early 90s and continues to make hits today. Pandemonium broke loose as the talented vocalist made her way to the stage. Tanya hit the stage with her famous song on the “Joy Riddim”, “Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet(which was the song that launched her music career).  Tanya is known for popular hits like : "Goggle", "Turn The Other Cheek" "Boom Wuk", "Handle The Ride", "Big Heavy Gal", "Too Hype", "What A Day", "Draw Fi Mi Finger", a new song "Weather Changes" "Pon De Corner", "Can't Breathe",  "After You", "The Truth", "Do You Still Care", "These Streets", Tanya ended her set with "It's A Pity". With such a revolting performance she could not leave the stage with her little over one hour performance, as the DJ requested for her to do one more of her mega hit "119" and from the loud reaction of audience, she could not leave without doing so, they were not ready for Tanya to leave, before she did that song.

The tone of this performance was extremely mellow, high energy and also a sing along as lyrics of all the songs were being heard belted out by audience as they raved for their favourite song. This live performance is just a teaser for her latest album “Guilty” which is slated to be released early next year by Stephens. Stephens explained that she chose the name “Guilty” because she was accused so much and admits in a cheeky way that she accepts that she is guilty. This album was actually slated to be released this year however Stephens explains that she missed the mark and it is now ready for early next year.