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Roxy Perry Delivers the Blues to Grand Bahama
By Robbin Whachell, The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jun 3, 2010 - 2:20:50 PM

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Roxy Perry belts out her own brand of Blues at the Joker's Wild in Grand Bahama on May 29th. Left to right: Bob Fusco, Joe Fox, Roxy Perry and Jim Moran. Photo: Eddy Raphael

Freeport, Bahamas - New York's Queen of Blues, Roxy Perry belted our her own brand of the Blues at the Joker's Wild to an appreciative audience and sold out event on May 29th in Grand Bahama.

Promising to create a party atmosphere, the Blues Hall of Fame inductee did just that, as the audience danced during most of her songs. Her powerful voice and mesmerizing harmonica accompanied classics or originals of her own. There was
Blues, R & B, Rock, Swing, and Jazz. 

Perry and her band members Bob Fusco (bass guitar) and Jim Moran (lead guitar) were accompanied by local musicians Kevin Fox (keyboards) and his uncle Joe Fox (drums) and together they sounded like they'd played for years.

The audience enjoyed two long sets, and during the lengthy intermission, not even one person left. At the end of the show Perry met and talked with many of the audience on their way out.

As Roxy Perry plays her harmonica, the dance floor is packed during the sold out event on May 29th at Joker's Wild. Band members left to right are Kevin Fox, Bob Fusco, Kevin Fox, Roxy Perry and Jim Moran Photo: Eddy Raphael

Accolades came pouring in after the show, and those that missed it, wished they hadn't. Due to the overwhelming response of the event, a jam session was held at Tony  Macaroni's at Taino Beach where local musicians were invited to come and jam with Perry and her band.  Larry Lewis, Ralph Munnings, Tyrone Ferguson and others joined Perry and tourists were treated to a culturally diverse musical collaboration.

"We had such a great time and made many new friends. We love The Bahamas and hope we can come back again soon," said Perry on Sunday.

The Bahamas Weekly, Mackey Media, and
Thayers Natural Remedies wish to thank everyone who supported the event in particular their major sponsor Pelican Bay Hotel.  They also want to give special mention and thanks to Desi Wallace, Paula Boyd-Farrington, Brice Limousine Service, Shelly Carey, Paul Frances, Antoni's Pizzeria, Island Java, and Seventeen Shop.  A big thank you to raffle prize donors, Old Bahama Bay, Upstairs Lounge at Bell Channel Inn, and Sabor Restaurant and Bar.

Part proceeds of the event will go to the Grand Bahama Home for the Aged, and the Columbus House Big Brother Program.

Roxy hosts a weekly internet radio show 6 times per week on KCOR  www.kconlineradio.com


Musicians Jam held at Tony Macaroni's on Taino Beach. Left to right: Bob Fusco, Roxy Perry and Ralph Munnings Photo: Robbin Whachell

Musicians Jam held at Tony Macaroni's on Taino Beach. Left to right: Bob Fusco, Roxy Perry and Ralph Munnings Photo: Robbin Whachell

Roxy Perry and her band members at the Grand Bahama International Airport on May 25th. Left to right: Robbin Whachell of The Bahamas Weekly, Bobby Fusco, Roxy Perry, Jim Moran, and Karen Clarke of Thayers Natural Remedies. Photo: Marcus Bethel

Photo: Alessandra Lugli

Photo: Alessandra Lugli

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