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Supermodel of the Bahamas to provide SUPER Entertainment! Brettina and Julien to perform Sunday, April 25th. (Photo of Julien photo by Scharad Lightbourne / Photo of Brettina by Mike Quain)
Nassau, Bahamas -
Audience members of Supermodel of the Bahamas which holds its finals on Sunday, April 25th
will be treated to a live performance by Bahamian recording
Julien who will sing his hit
Believe. The LA-based,
but Bahamian born international recording artist,
Brettina will also be singing her world-wide released hit song,
along with supermodel Bobby
will be signing
The Juke Box
at Mall at Marathon on
12noon to 3pm.
All three will
be on the
in the Governor's Ballroom at the British Colonial
Hilton for the competition finals on Sunday.
When Brettina was asked about returning
to the Bahamas to perform at the Supermodel of the Bahamas show she said, "This is a dream come true! To be able to return to my homeland and perform for my Bahamian people, I'm humbled and I know first hand that God answers prayers.
"This show will be my first performance since the release of my CD
"I'm excited about the trip, and I look forward to showing the world how "we do" in our country! See you soon!"
Julien Thompson had this to say about his upcoming performance, "I am excited to perform at this event. For me its always a
pleasure singing for the Bahamian public. I am so glad they believe in
me and my music. I love the fact that I am able to inspire others. Sunday
night is going to be special..."
Photo: Bill Phelps
About BRETTINA: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree", they say. In the case of the sensational jazz singer and songwriter Brettina, that rings true. Born in Nassau, the Bahamas, Brettina grew up in a show business family. Her mother is is the gospel singer Leona Coakley-Spring. Her uncles are Theo and Kirk Coakley of the funk, disco, and R&B band
Brettina began singing at an early age both at home in the Bahamas and Chicago, Illinois, where she continued singing, acted in local theater, and appeared in national television commercials.
During her school years, Brettina returned to the Bahamas to re-acquaint herself with her homeland. After a brief struggle to re-adapt, she thrived and won the "Miss Bahamas Talented Teen" competition. Before finishing high school, Brettina returned to the United States, settling in Seattle, where she made the transition back to the US. She continued her education at the University of Washington, where she studied cross-cultural communications and arts. During her senior year in college, Brettina moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue an entertainment career as a jazz singer. With her striking exotic beauty, she also garnered work as a print model and actor in several television advertisements.
Brettina's March 31, 2010 self-titled release kicked off at the capacity-filled Whisper Lounge in West Hollywood, California on April 1st in the company of media, family, and friends. Since the release of the album, an organic blend of traditional jazz infused with a hint of an island breeze and first single "Island in the Sun", Brettina has received rave reviews. Between residences in the Bahamas, Seattle, and now Los Angeles, Brettina is a well rounded jazz vocalist and songwriter destined for stardom.
Brettina on Facebook
About Julien: “It doesn't cost a thing to think BIG” was a quote Julien heard a lot
from his father growing up. It was sentiments like this that inspired
Julien to become the person and singer/songwriter that he has developed
into. He established early on a belief that he could become anything he
set his mind to if he worked hard to accomplish it.
Julien was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, the small island paradise
in the Atlantic Ocean. Growing up there offered Julien exposure to both
a cosmopolitan way of life combined with what is known as traditional
island living. Growing up Julien was captivated by many genres of music.
The degree of his ambition to become a musician, however, was not
always fully understood. As the son of a policeman and schoolteacher it
was often difficult for anyone, even his parents, to understand his
compulsion to do music.
“Every time you walked past or heard Julien in
the distance he was singing,” his mother says. “I couldn’t understand
it, Julien absolutely HAS to sing!”
By the age of 11, Julien was actually selling his own lunch to buy CDs.
His favorite artists included Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Joe, Bob
Marley, and Ronnie Butler. Not only did he listen to these musicians, he
dissected their lyrics and started fashioning his own writing style. At
12, Julien joined a singing group at his church, and so began his
development as an artist.
The group became immensely popular around the island and performed as an
opening act for local shows and visiting entertainers. Coincidentally,
the first major act he opened for was Boyz II Men and was also the first
album he ever bought.
This led to opening for the likes of Sean Paul,
Brian McKnight, Destiny's Child, Joe, Mariah Carey and Babyface.
Julien was equally as popular on the basketball court, a past time he
shared with his father and older brother. “Julien would walk to my
studio from the basketball court, get into the vocal booth, and blow us
away with his expressive silky vocals,” Gregg White, President of Sounds
of Nassau Records, remembers.
When an opportunity arose for Julien to
travel to Oklahoma on a basketball scholarship, instead he opted to
pursue his first love, singing.
Julien worked for two years after school and devoted every penny to his
music. He assembled a makeshift studio in his room consisting of a G5,
two Mackies, a Motif keyboard and a second hand microphone. There he
burned the midnight oil developing his writing and vocal techniques.
Julien saved the rest of his money to travel and record in professional
studios. His relentless determination became evident. His daring
ambition has opened many doors for him.
Julien was introduced to Dominic McFadden (son Gene McFadden) and his
partner Phillip "Phoe Notes" in early 2009.
Together, they produced
Julien’s hit single “Believe”. It is the first single from this
collaboration -- a tender ballad that warms the heart and tells people
that great things are in store for themselves if they just “Believe”.
On the surface Julien seems like a very well crafted R&B artist. He
has a smooth vocal delivery similar to a young Curtis Mayfield.
Underneath is a singer/songwriter that defies simple classification. His
lyrics come from a deep pool of insight. He sees things in a different
manner than most young men his age. Thus, his lyrical content takes the
simplest subject matter and infuses it with love, wit, wisdom and an
uplifting, inspirational feeling. Through it all, his island pedigree is
very apparent. The more you listen to Julien, the more he will
Don't miss the
Float Parade to take place
April 24th featuring the
garments of one of The
Bahamas' top designer's, Mr. Cedric Bernard. The contestants will
parade through the streets via motorcade from 12noon until 4pm, starting
at RM Bailey Park, along Marathon to Wolff Road, past
COB, around JFK, down the Cable Beach strip and finishing at the British
See our Contestants HERE
Sunday are on sale and going fast. Persons are encouraged
advantage of the Buddy Rates (groups of 3) which offer gifts from local
sponsors along with your purchase. Ticket location are The Juke
Box, Mall at Marathon; Bally Total Fitness; and Deco Bay Shoes.
The show will later be
released as a
reality TV show
to be featured again on JCN, and is being produced by
the creative team of "The Street Team Magazine.TV"
Don't miss the
after-party set for
Club Luna directly after
Both entertainers will be there!
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