Last Saturday saw the return of the Bomb Competition for steel orchestras here.
Rolled out in a virtual format, it was the turn of the South East Steel Orchestra to take winning kudos.
The orchestra rendered an Akeam Hanaway arranged interpretation of the song ‘Dancing Queen’, a perennial favourite by ABBA, to defeat five other steel orchestras.
Second place went to the National Properties Epic, who did the ‘Greatest Love of All’ made popular by a number of sola artistes, including the late Whitney Houston.
Completing the top three places was the Symphonix Steel Orchestra who performed ‘Killing Me Softly’ by the renowned pianist/soloist Roberta Flack.
The other competing bands were Hennessy Starlift , Elite Steel Orchestra and the Memorial XS Steel Orchestra.
Starlift’s tune of choice was Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine’. Elite performed Air Supply’s ‘All Out of Love’, and XS Steel Orchestra rendered ‘Memories’ by Maroon 5.
The Genesis Steel Orchestra which was previously listed to perform, opted out of the Competition at the last moment.
Adjudicating the Competition were Dr Janelle Allen, Joffre Venner, Kem Smart, Willis Williams, Darren Ollivierre, Reajhaun Baptiste and Junior Sutherland.