It’s rather amazing that the far district of East End has become the islands’ entertainment mecca. On any given week there are at least 10 different acts performing between Morritts and Reef Resort…and let’s not forget the South Coast Grill in Breakers, home of Cayman’s own Elvis.
Recently after my gig at the Reef Resort in East End I stopped over at Morritt’s to hear “Little Magic” performing on the veranda. I had done this on the suggestion of one of our hotel guests who raved about their music. It was a good suggestion and a pleasant experience listening to a blend of Caribbean, Jazz, Latin and R & B. All this was intermingled with standards and original music in a uniquely Caymanian feel-good style.
Little Magic is the latest of the new acts added to the far side roster of entertainers.
Their smooth, relaxing and “islandy” sound has you ordering double margaritas and the melodies will stick with you long after the moon disappears for the sun. Leading the band is Eden Hurlston a familiar face (and hat) in the local music scene.
With his signature tweed cap and dual congas, Eden’s rhythms will entrance you with a beat that makes you want to get up and dance. No island band is complete without a conga player. When you hear the conga drum mixed into a melody, even an Irish folk song can turn into a tropical sonata.
Backing Eden at Morritts are Glen Scott on guitar and Mike Wilks on the bass.
You can find Little Magic performing every Thursday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm in East End. They also regularly perform at Camana Bay and Macabuca in West Bay. The duo version of Little Magic makes appearances at Bar Jack overlooking the beach at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, so head there to listen to their cool tunes as the sun sets in the evening.
Look out for their upcoming CD release that will include a bounty of original tunes. If the CD is equal to their live sound, it’s bound to be a hit.
You can also search “Little Magic Cayman” on YouTube to check out their short promo video.
G. Nowak is a regular contributor to What’s Hot. Better known as The Barefoot Man he performs at the Reef Resort in East End and The Wharf throughout the week. Check out his latest CD titled “Sand Dollars” and his fun website www.barefootman.com