Bolton to headline St. Kitts Music fest

Mr. Allister Williams, Executive
Director of
the St. Kitts Music Festival, has announced that Grammy Award Winning
artist Michael
Bolton will be among the top acts performing at the 11th Annual
St.
Kitts Music Festival taking place from June 21st to
24th,
2007.  Mr. Bolton is an accomplished singer and
songwriter, having won multiple Grammy Awards for Best Male Vocalist,
received
a star on Hollywood’s
Walk of Fame and sold more than 53 million records.
During his distinguished career, he has sung
with Luciano Pavarotti and Ray Charles, written songs with Bob Dylan, penned
hits for Barbra Streisand and KISS, played guitar with B.B. King and been
sampled on a track by hip-hop superstar Kanye West (featuring megastar
Jay-Z).  As a songwriter, Mr. Bolton has earned
multiple honors including BMI’s Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and
Million-Air awards, ASCAP’s Writer and Publisher Awards and a Hitmaker Award
from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Michael Bolton to the St.
Kitts Music
Festival for the first time,” said Richard “Ricky” O. Skerritt, Minister of
State in the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture for St. Kitts.  “The Festival
is a wonderful annual event
that creates the warm, welcoming feeling of a shared community through music
and that positively impacts the tourism sector
of our
economy and draws visitors from across the globe.  We hope that, during his time
here, Mr. Bolton
will discover the combination of recreational and cultural elements that make
St. Kitts special and be tempted to return to our island again and
again.”

With his latest album, Bolton Swings
Sinatra (PASSION MUSIC CO./Concord Music Group), the singer takes on classics
like “New York, New York,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and
“That’s Life,” in addition to bringing in special guest vocalist Nicolette
Sheridan for a duet on “The Second Time Around.”
Mr. Bolton was the only white artist asked to
perform at Motown’s 35th Anniversary gala.
He has also accomplished significant charity work through the Michael
Bolton Charities organization, which he founded in 1993.

Additional musical acts will be added and announced in the coming
weeks.  Now in its 11th
consecutive year, the festival attracts both locals and visitors
alike.  It features various musical styles on the
popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso,
Gospel
and Contemporary music.  Past artists
have included such top acts as Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Boyz
II Men, Wyclef Jean, Brian McKnight, Ashanti,
Shaggy, Eve, Bobby
Caldwell, DMX, Hugh Masekala, Xtatik, the Temptations, Chaka Khan, Maxi
Priest,
Ronald “Boo” Hinkson and Busta Rhymes. 


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