Trinidad's Aaron Marquez Among Opening Acts for House of Marley Concert in Port-of-Spain
- Monday July 23, 2012 - Newcomer to the Trinidad and Tobago reggae scene, Aaron Marquez is fast becoming a force- this as his name is aligned with big concert events featuring world-renowned reggae acts. Marquez will open for the Marley Brothers at the Hasley Crawford Stadium on August 30 in the much publicised and anticipated, House of Marley concert event. His appearance will come on the heels of Reggae on the Bay, which was held on Father’s Day in Trinidad. He had performed alongside other major local reggae acts like Marlon Asher, Jamelody and others, thoroughly entertaining patrons before Steel Pulse and Barrington Levy took the stage.
Marquez’s name first started popping up when he unleashed a single called, That Smell on PengCo Music’s Kush riddim. His track was described by many in the music industry as a well-executed single with strong lyrics and good vocals. The Kush riddim video medley, which featured Marquez’s single, was rotated well on T&T’s Synergy TV and CaribVision. In Barbados where fellow artiste on the riddim, ViZion was booked to perform his single on the riddim along with other tracks at the Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival held in April, radio stations showed a lot of love to both Marquez’s, That Smell and ViZion’s HiGrade.
Now, with a lot happening in the entertainment arena, Marquez is holding his own and together with PengCo Music’s Randal Alexander, to which he became aligned in November 2011, he is building his image and brand. Aaron Marquez has a strong underground following and with that support he continues to receive, the young entertainer says he will continue to deliver strong reggae messages, some with a personal twist and others on the inspirational side. He is currently working on two reggae singles. The young artiste is also preparing to lay vocals on a few international reggae riddims, which will feature big acts such as Sizzla Kolonji and Taurus Riley out of Jamaica.
In Trinidad, a trip to the Western side of the island could render fans of the budding reggae artiste, speechless as he’s currently the first reggae act out of T&T who’s face has made it to an electronic promotional billboard- a great feat says PengCo’s Alexander. “ This is really good. We’ve been working hard to get him the exposure he deserves so seeing this happen is definitely a blessing and proof that putting in the hours, does in fact work out well,” said Alexander.
Anticipating his performance at The House of Marley on the night before Independence Day in Trinidad, Marquez is in preparation mode, getting set to deliver what he promises will be a memorable stage show, for his supporters and certainly those who will experience his live show for the very first time.