First Serenade Band is back

first serenade bandWhen one recalls ‘The First Serenade band’ songs such as Bef La Laje, Donkey Tricks, Easy Feeling and the Old Mas Calypso medley comes to mind.

The versatility and originality of their music has satisfied many in Dominica and elsewhere with variety in different genre of music.

The group which originated from Pointe Michel is back on the road again with musicians from a wide cross section of Dominica.

The group which had been in existence for more than twenty-seven (27) years straddled a broad genre of music including Zouk, Soca, Calypso, Bouyon, and soukous and even country and western.

However it went dormant for almost seven years after some members left the band.

Today some of these musicians have come together with renewed energy and reformed ‘First Serenade Band’.

The band’s intention is to bring back a sense of pride in Dominica’s music, foster unity and boost vitalization in Dominica’s music industry.

The group is concentrating on producing music that its audience can fully appreciate and to satisfy a wide cross section of patrons on the islands and in the regional and international community since the band believes that. Dominicans have lost the true sense of what music really is.

The “First Serenade Band” intends to keep its music at a very high standard.

The group intends to release its block buster compact disc in the not too distant future.

Since its re emergence the band has performed at a number of events and activities such as Fete La Pointe, Renegades Calypso Tent, Fort young Hotel Happy Hour, Police Calypso Show, Lime Creole in the Park, carnival Monday in Portsmouth and Carnival Tuesday in the City of Roseau, May Fest 2014 and JR’S Bar & Grill, just to name a few events.

Again, the band’s hope is to perform on both the regional and international scene and to receive the same recognition that it once enjoyed.

The First Serenade has procured a transfusion of young blooded musicians who are computer savvy and digitally literate. These new musicians comingled with the veterans have now made the band a cohesive, volatile and an awesome entity.

The members of the band are veterans Carlton Winston, Adrien Michel, Kelvin Dubuisson, Lloyd Jno.Baptiste, Christopher Dangleben and the young blooded interns are Dean Alexander, Alisha Ducreay, Semon Etienne, Elise Harris, and Ursan Tavernier.



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  1. ccg
    June 3, 2014

    y’all need to make some new music and stop remixing the same ole albums. they’ve been remixed enough!!

  2. Anonymous
    June 3, 2014

    Sernadeeeeeeeeeeede we need you guys cant wait especialy Archie

  3. truth
    June 2, 2014

    Great to see serenade back on top now they have the real bass man DEAN ALEXANDER while archie taking a rest

  4. Support
    June 2, 2014

    Imagine a foreign promoter reading those comments. Then we wonder why nothing out of dominica is successful. The advantage that every country has over us is that they support what is theirs. A jamaican who doesnt smoke will tell you j.a weed is the best. A trinidadian who knows that their music now is not what lord kitchener was singing will support what they have now.. The comments section on these sites just put a magnyfying glass on our ignorance for the world to see..


  5. smh
    June 2, 2014

    never the same without royeeeee!

  6. SBM
    June 2, 2014

    Where is Eric?

  7. Anonymous
    June 2, 2014

    what mess a real mess with dangleben and calty a rea l fraud u both need to go learn yr instrument. but again if after all these yrs u all never did that, it is now to late.

  8. zooo city
    June 2, 2014

    thats my band but there are too many stray dogs in the city

  9. Yes
    June 2, 2014

    That the lloydy like wi. give him room, that’s his thing self. Good Luck Folks

  10. Anonymous
    June 2, 2014

    missed , would love to see them back in the uk

  11. Righteous
    June 1, 2014

    Can’t wait to year some great music from the First Serenade Band. Always very good music.

    One Love Dominicans!!!

  12. open mind
    June 1, 2014

    yeah i like dat!

  13. Malpardee
    June 1, 2014

    Snake is back in d fowl cage…

  14. APachie Indian
    June 1, 2014

    one love NINJAH keep it up forward we go

  15. Roach
    June 1, 2014

    Donkey tricks time……..

  16. dont edit
    May 31, 2014

    My favorite local band….. Calty wha you say!

  17. Big-Banan
    May 31, 2014

    Yes more new garbage is out. More monkey music.

  18. shaka zulu
    May 31, 2014

    Its about time.

  19. Serenade Fan
    May 31, 2014

    I am happy to hear that quality music is coming back to DA. Too much nonsense with crappy lyrics being passed for good music. Good luck guys…show them how it’s done.

  20. May 31, 2014

    Bring back & keep that heavy deep bass of the past! That attracts fean especially POSSIE!

  21. Truth be told
    May 31, 2014

    People get save, only what is done for Christ will last, we are living in the last days, another sewo band will not help Dominica. This country needs worship leaders, who will worship God in spirit and in truth. Lay up treasures in heaven where moth and rust doth not corrupt and where thieves do not break thru nor steal, for where your treasure is there your heart will be also.

  22. Mouche Miel
    May 31, 2014

    The group is concentrating on producing music that its audience can fully appreciate and to satisfy a wide cross section of patrons on the islands and in the regional and international community since the band believes that. Dominicans have lost the true sense of what music and so many other thngs really iare. Ej what a society is, man woman relations what it is to be an honorable member of parliament, or just being good people.

  23. alpach gwada
    May 31, 2014

    Big up d boyz and them Gwada one love

  24. Poison
    May 31, 2014

    Serenade going nowhere without Eric B…He was the genus in that band.real serenade fans know that.

  25. Jail-corrupt-leaders
    May 31, 2014

    Where is Rowie?

    • June 3, 2014

      lol he in st.martin,Fr W.I. having a ball lol, :lol:

  26. Technology
    May 30, 2014

    Wonderful. Guys don’t forget your roots and help out in the church too…

  27. Neutral
    May 30, 2014

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back. This was and will continue to be my most favorite band of all. I LOVE there music. See you all in NEW YORK for Labor Day down in Brooklyn or when I come to DA.

  28. lee wlly
    May 30, 2014

    It was about time.come on carlty get goin get the crew togther time to start de work.serenade back in business good luck guys

  29. BIL
    May 30, 2014

    Good luck guys.

  30. la poite
    May 30, 2014

    i raise la poite i went to st lukes primary school and i remember numerous con-as-u-like shows and creole day shows at la poite primary school with only first serenade’s clean and descent music on pay WELCOME BACK MY PEOPLE LONG LEAVE THE FIRST SERENADE BAND

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2014

      What language is that?

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2014

      You ought to have studied English at your school

  31. yardie
    May 30, 2014

    since i started leaving here i have listened to those guys live performance an to me they got the cleanest musical out-put you can get from any band in d/a the brass section is just out of this world and you could hear every instrument in the band iam so happy to see you guys back together BIG UPPPPP

    • WCK
      May 31, 2014

      change that to yard fowl.Lol!

    • Lonesome
      June 1, 2014

      ‘la poite and yardie’, you all are one and the same man! same spelling and same choice of words? leaving for living?
      Anyway welcome back SERENADE! Your music was great and we expect even greater things from you. Too much noise parading as music these days!

  32. Anonymous
    May 30, 2014

    serenade was noting without ARCHIE[ Adrian Michelle]. welcome back ARCHIE, love zouke man, arranger, programmer bassman and composer now i can attend your jams, n wishing u all, all the best.

  33. nit
    May 30, 2014

    Very happy!! Love first serenade music..very versatile.. :

  34. yagga
    May 30, 2014


  35. May 30, 2014

    waw that is great. Continuous decent bouyon

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