Legendary reggae, reggae-pop, Lovers rock, R’n’B singer, Judy Boucher will be backed by a full band when she performs in Malawi on Sunday.
The news should be exciting to her fans as they will be treated to a rare Valentine’s Day pampering through her stage romance with Born Afrikan Productions’ All Nations band.
The artist is expected to go into rehearsal with the band composed of Malawians, South Africans and a Zimbabwean, on February 10 when she arrives in Cape Town, South Africa, according to organisers.
“She leaves St Vincent on the 8th to London and she will be getting to Cape Town on the 9th where she will join the rest of the band and then they will be flying to Malawi on the 12th. She will have rehearsals with the band there and will continue when she lands here,” said Lucius Banda, who is also Sand Festival director.
While he stressed that all is set for the show that is billed to take many of the old generation down memory lane, he noted that there is a slight change in terms of line up of artists as only him and Boucher will perform on the night.
“Much of the fans who have bought tickets, they are of the old generation and are encouraging us to have a line up of only mature artists. As such, it will only be me and her performing on the night,” he said.
Considered one of the best singers across the globe, Boucher launched her solo career in 1985 with a hit Dreaming Of A Little Island.
She then released another bombshell Can’t Be With You Tonight, which made a breakthrough and reached position 2 in UK singles chart in 1987.
Some of the popular albums Boucher released include Tears On My Pillow in 1993, Devoted To You in 1994, Take Me As I Am in 1996 and 2007’s Sunshine and Dreams.