The June artist named as 106.1 KISS FM’s “Local Artist of the Month” is Hi Tide, comprised of multi-talented cousins from the Brac, Shane Allenger and Sean Hennings. The young men, who started Hi Tide in 1994, were exposed to various musical genres as they grew up.
Their band, which has gone through many changes and featured other musicians, has endured as mainstays, according to Matt Nasby, programming director of 106.1 KISS FM.
“Though they are already well-known on the island, 106.1 KISS FM is happy to do its part to share their music with our loyal listeners and celebrate their immense talent,” said Mr Nasby. “Their music has evolved over the years as the duo incorporates new beats and melodies into their repertoire of hits; however, one thing that never changes is their uniquely acoustic sound – easy listening for any mood.”
Hi Tide members have completed eight albums, including their most recently released Christmas album. Songs from all of these albums are well represented on local radio, with three original songs, That’s What I’d Do, In Your Kiss and Open Invitation, taking a place on international charts.
With a range of music influences evident, including Steve Gadd, Annie Lennox, Dave Weckel, Stewart Copeland and Carlton Barrett of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Peter Gabriel and Michael McDonald—from rhythm and blues to even a little calypso—Hi Tide’s music is an eclectic mix.
“There are so many flavours to our music,” said Shane Allenger, “but almost always with a Caribbean twist – staying true to our roots! We are honored to be recognized as the 106.1 KISS FM Artist of the Month and we appreciate the support of the station in spreading our music and ensuring it reaches as many ears as possible!”
Hi Tide performs at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas between 3 and 6 June. “So for any of our local fans who are looking for an excuse to visit Sin City,” he adds, “follow us!”
Throughout the years, Hi Tide has shared the stage with many internationally acclaimed performers including Bon Jovi, Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Jeff Healey, Garbage, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Emmylou Harris and Randy Travis, performing all over the world including in the USA, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, South America and throughout the Caribbean.
Listeners can visit www.hitidemusic.com to learn more about Hi Tide, hear their music and to get information on upcoming shows and performances. Hi Tide plays live every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at Deckers Grill and Lounge.
“The radio is a powerful tool for any musician’s career,” said dms Broadcasting’s Network Promotions and Marketing Manager Phil Vinciullo, “and we would like to welcome any local musicians to submit their produced materials for future consideration in this ongoing feature. dms Broadcasting is always looking for ways to enhance our service to our community and the arts – especially showing support and giving back to our local talent.”
The radio station, 106.1 KISS FM, is one of four radio stations operated by dms Broadcasting Ltd., (96.5 CAYROCK, HOT 104.1, 106.1 KISS FM and X107.1), a subsidiary of dms Organization Ltd.