A little over a year ago, 4 teens from my home island, Barbados created a band. They called it Cover Drive. "Cover Drive" is a type of hit in the game of cricket. Cricket looks a bit like baseball, only the bat is flat, and held downwards. Cover Drive became known for their covers of popular songs in their "Fedora Sessions"
The first Fedora Session
A cover of Kesha's Tik Tok
Bruno Mars The Lazy Song
Wotless by Kes (from Trindad and Tobago)
And, of course, being Bajan, they had to cover Rihanna. Rude Boy.
All that talent couldn't stay undiscovered for long. They were contacted by Sony after their FIRST youtube upload. While they were in talks with Sony, they were also contacted by Polydor, a UK division of Universal Music. They chose to go with Polydor, because they wanted to stay true to their Barbadian roots, and they felt that might not happen in the US.
This is their first single, LICK YA DOWN. It debuted at no. 9 in the UK.
I'm so proud to be Bajan. Rihanna, Shontelle, Livvi Franc, Hal Linton, and now Cover Drive. And only 166 square miles.
Looking forward to big things from these guys.