TT – San Fernando mayor Junia Regrello yesterday remembered the late president George Maxwell Richards as a man of the arts and a steelband aficionado.
Regrello recalled, the many conversations they shared over the years always ended with Skiffle Steel Orchestra and his desire to see a second San Fernando band win the coveted National Panorama title. Hatters was the only band from the south to ever win the title.
“He always ribbed me, every time we met, about when Skiffle would win Panorama. He said he wanted a south band to win the title but, because we were not giving him what he wanted, he had become an Exodus fan.”
Regrello pledged to dedicate their offering of the Mark Brooks, Odie Gonzales and Kendall Williams arrangement of Kees and Marge Blackman’s Full of Vibes, to Richards.
“We playing this one for Max,” Regrello who is also CEO of the Coffee Street, San Fernando conventional band said yesterday.