Shaad Collie & The VIPs
Shaad Collie and the VIP’s biography. “Without music, life would be flat” - Dulcinea Martinez. Shaad Collie and the VIP’s is a Bahamian band. This combo of young people was formed in 2016 after experiencing hurricane Matthew. The Bahamas would have suffered great damages during this storm, leaving many sad and depressed. Knowing the joy that music brings, the band was the generation my a collection of music lovers in hopes of bring light to any dark situation. Al Collie and the VIP’s were our greatest motivation to entertaining a crowd, hence the name “Shaad Collie and the VIP’s”. Our band consists of 11 young Bahamians. Mr. Ri’Shaad Collie the band leader and lead guitarist. Mr. Uwé Dames playing rhythm guitar. On bass guitar we have Mr. Leon Clarke. The Music Director and 1st keyboard player Mr. Christopher Christie alongside Mr. Christineko Pinder on 2nd keyboard. The brass section includes Trumpet player Mr. Brian Saunders and Thrombosis Mr. Jefferson Williamson. Lead singer’s Mr. Don Seymour and Miss.Dannielle Lee Dorsette. Finally the manager, Miss. Ashkuel Armbrister. Shaad Collie & the VIP’s are known for playing rake and scrape, soca, reggae, hip-hop, pop, blues, rock and roll, ballet, jazz, neosoul, soul and funk. This batch of musicians preform to weddings, Regattas, homecomings, Private parties, corporate events, cultural shows and much more. “Y’all different”, “Boy this music sweet” and “This band going places” are just some statements you would hear from our fans. During the pandemic SC and the VIP’s provided the Facebook community with a few virtual concerts to just to keep them in touch with the music. Best of the best 2022 will be closing the regatta season in the Bahamas and yours truly will be preforming on December 2nd 2022. We have worked with many Bahamian artists such as, DMAC, Geno D, Ancient Man, Qpid, Novie Pierre, Jamming Rahming, Shine, Blaudy, Nishie LS and FanShawn just to name a few. The band is expected to release an original in February 2023.