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4-Forty-1 to headline opening ceremony

Ready to go: 4-Forty-1 have been practicing hard

Can you believe it, there are less than 50 days to go before the start of the biggest event Bermuda has hosted, the 35th America’s Cup.

While the Great Sound will play host to the races, the entertainment will not be exclusive to the water. The America’s Cup Village will be the hub of activity and entertainment.

There will be something for everyone.

A big part of that entertainment is the band. The Band was formed from a public vote that was cast to find Bermuda’s finest musical talent, and now the eight-piece group is firmly into rehearsals, and until now has been known only as the ‘The Band’. The members have now taken on their official name — 4-Forty-1.

To Bermudians, 4-Forty-1 is instantly recognisable as the three-digit area code of Bermuda, so picking such a uniquely Bermuda-related name for the band was a simple, instantly memorable choice.

4-Forty-1 will be performing throughout the America’s Cup event in May and June, both in the America’s Cup Village and other locations across Bermuda.

The band members are: Dave Pitman — Saxophonist/Guitarist; Jesse Seymour — Lead Vocalist; Torrey Tacklyn — Bassist; Troy Washington Sr — Drummer; Raven Baksh — Female Vocalist/Guitarist; Leroy Francis — Keyboard; Tony Hay — Guitarist; Robert Edwards — Musical Director/Keyboard.

Also, announced is that 4-Forty-1 will be performing for the first time at the official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup, taking place from 8.30pm on Friday , May 26 in the America’s Cup Village. Tickets are still available for the Opening Ceremony and the first day of racing, starting at 5pm, from www.americascup.com/tickets.

With demand for day one tickets high, anyone interested in joining the action on May 26 is advised to book now to avoid missing out.

More details will soon be announced about the other acts taking part in the opening ceremony, with 4-Forty-1 the first to have their names confirmed on the bill.

Join us as we welcome 4-Forty-1.