Gully Bop Jets off to Europe after Success In Canada
Gully Bop is still enjoying his newfound fame via his whirlwind, “Rags To Riches Tour.” After success in Canada, he is now in Brussels for the very first time. The Exuberant artiste is ready to kick off a month-long of performances throughout several European countries including: Belgium, Switzerland, France, Austria, Netherlands, Germany and Norway.
Gully Bop expressed how elated he was about his ongoing “Rags To Riches Tour”, “Me well excited and feel good. So much new places me a reach, and nuff people a see Gully bop live and in living color. Every week me in a different place a perform. Me dreams come true! Long time me a try and want to experience this.”
Last week Gully Bop visited Canadian territory for the first time and was able to pull off a number of sold-out shows in cities such as: Niagara Falls, Toronto and Oshawa. He returns to Canada in August for the annual Jambana One World Festival.
Gully Bop, whose given name is Robert Lee Malcolm, reemerged after over a decade of obscurity under the moniker, Country Man. Back in the 1990’s he was a promising act performing on festivals such as Sting and Reggae Sunsplash under the management of Supreme Promotions’, Isaiah Laing.
Gully Bop strikes a pose with Shauna Chin (fiancée`/ manager) and Pantason prior to departing Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.
I-Octane brought the energy and fun to Lennon High
The minute the bus rolled in on the grounds of Lennon’s High School in Mocho, Clarendon, Jamaica, there was no escaping the buzz of energy that heralded his arrival. Teachers could be heard ‘shushing students” to get back to their classes as it was not yet time for what they were anticipating.
As it turned out it was something worth waiting for as I-Octane, plus the special guests artistes who accompanied him – including Blade, East, Rhyming King and Mikki Ras gave the students something to think about.
Prior to his performance the artiste born Byiome Muir gave students a ‘pep’ talk.
“I’m trying to make you look at life from a different perspective. Life has a lot of challenges. Not all of you will end up at UTECH (University of Technology) but focus on your academics and shoot for the stars if you fall you will still land in the sky,” he told them.
He encouraged them to highlight their strength and then maximize on it.
‘”Each have your own individual talent and gift, and each play an important role in the puzzle of life,” he said.
With the ‘talk’ out the way it was time for what they were all clamouring for – his high energy performance and that he delivered with the aid of sound system Di Unit with selectors Badda Bling and Little Rich.
With students looking down from the upstairs block and those on the ground floor level, I-Octane abandoned the make shift stage and positioned himself in the centre of the green area and had both teachers and students totally captivated.
He could do no wrong as he performed songs such as Happy Time, Mama You Alone, What A Way We Shatting and it was even more personal and touching when he dedicated his super popular Lose A Friend song to Courtney Coleman – music teacher who died this year, in addition to the boys and gentleman that were recently gunned down in Clarendon.
Head girl Kadia Smith who also enjoyed the title of Most Outstanding Student was specially recognised by sponsors as she received a phone and credit from Digicel, a gift basket from Busta and cash from Good Good Productions.
The I-Octane School tour will continue on May 12, 13 and 18 at Titchfield High School in Portland, Robert Lightbourne High in St Thomas the following day and Claude McKay High in Clarendon