MIGHTY DIAMONDS SET TO TOUR AGAIN
One of Jamaica’s most popular and well loved vocal group, Mighty Diamonds, has once again been given the “green light” to tour again.
Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson, spokesperson for the group explained to REGGAE TIMES that a minor problem had been experiencing since 2013 created a situation that made the group unable to tour. He told RT that the issue has been rectified and Mighty Diamonds will now be able to tour in 2015. Bunny says he is happy that the situation has been resolved because as he puts it, “Nuh food nuh deh a yawd yuh nuh.” He said the group is looking forward to being on the roads of the world working regularly and further noted that, “when yuh out deh pon de road it is possible to work every night.”
The Mighty Diamonds is currently basking in the glow of the sterling performance they did at the Rebel Salute 2015, held January 16-17 in Priory, St. Ann. They are now also billed as one of the featured acts to perform on the upcoming, Ninja man’s Birthday Bash.
Donald “Tabby “ Shaw, Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson and Lloyd “Judge” Simpson came together as the Mighty Diamonds in 1969. Natives of the community Trench Town, they emerged to become one of Jamaica’s top vocal / harmony aggregation. In the 1970s the group vaulted to the top of their game scoring such hits as, “Right Time”, “I Need A Roof”, “Africa”, for the Channel One record label. The Mighty Diamonds continued this trend into the 1980s registering such hits as the awesome, “Pass the Kutchie” and “Heads of Government.”
The Mighty Diamonds are very popular worldwide. They perform at some of the biggest of summer festivals in Europe. The United States is also their “stomping ground.” On Friday Jan. 30, 2015, the group will be working at the Cedar Cultural Centre, in Minneapolis. The next day they play, St. Louis, Missouri. This will be followed up with playing dates in the state of Colorado.