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Six local musicians have been selected to perform at various events during the 35th America's Cup as part of The Band.

After live auditions and a public vote, the following members were announced: Dave Pitman, saxophonist; Jesse Seymour, male vocalist, Torrey Tacklyn, bassist; Troy Washington Sr, drummer; Raven Baksh, female vocalist/guitarist; and Leroy Francis on keyboard.

An opportunity has also arisen for an extra guitarist to ensure all of The Band's playing commitments can be met throughout the big event.

Interested guitarists can e-mail by February 7 to register. The same judging panel will review the submissions and decide on the additional musician.

Sancha Durham, event and business solutions support co-ordinator for the America's Cup Events Authority, said: “We look forward to receiving submissions in the coming days, as this is an exciting opportunity for Bermuda's best guitarist to have the chance to play a unique part in the 35th America's Cup.”

The panel of judges had representatives from the ACEA and America's Cup Bermuda and included The Band musical director Robert Edwards.

The Band will play at various events including Dock-Out shows, in the America's Cup Village and at America's Cup parties. They will learn each America's Cup sailing team's song as well as playing a mix of soca, reggae, Top 40 and traditional Bermuda-themed songs.

In addition to The Band, the Local Talent Programme will see existing local bands, solo musicians and entertainers of all kinds performing in the America's Cup Village during the five weeks of the event in May and June.

For more information, visit

The Band's Jesse Seymour
The Band's Raven Baksh
The Band's Torrey Tacklyn

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Published February 02, 2017 at 3:16 pm (Updated February 03, 2017 at 7:26 am)

America’s Cup band announced

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