MP3 Calypso Al - Mass Infusion
Get ready to escape to the beautiful island of Barbados through the magical sounds of Calypso Al.
12 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Island, WORLD: Reggae
Calypso Al (Allan Russell) hails from the island of Barbados in the West Indies. His childhood passion to be a stage performer led him to a career in music that spans over several years.
Dream come true
Calypso Al started his musical journey as a bass guitarist/lead singer/song writer in the Zodiac Combo - a teenage band in Barbados. With little money to spend, Calypso Al handcrafted his first bass guitar. Eventually the opportunity to migrate to London, England, came. It was the nucleus of a dream-come-true. It ignited his desire to shine with the Rock Stars of the day. He and his band (Erasmus Chorum) performed as the opening acts for Bob Marley and the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Chairman of the Board, and Millie Jackson. Along the way they received kudos from well-known artist such as Tom Jones, and Rod Stewart who were in audiences at time of performances. The band claimed third place in a star search television show called Opportunity Knocks and released a single, thereby heightening the dream for success.
Calypso Al was the only Barbadian (Bajan) member of the British touring band called Erasmus Chorum. The band was comprised of musicians from other areas of the Caribbean. Over the years, they toured in and around England. Cairo, Egypt; to Beirut, Lebanon; to Nicosia, Cyprus; to Scotland, Wales, The English Channel Islands, and Paris, France. Many audiences were excited at their performances.
Radio, Television, and Acting
Since his arrival in Georgia, Calypso Al has made several appearances on local radio and a television talk shows in Atlanta. He has also handled the leading role as an actor in a stage play called "Play Mas''" performed at the Rialto Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
Calypso Al adopted the name because he considered his life story to be one big Calypso. The name easily reflects the genre of native rhythms he loves.
Calypso Al chalks up his experiences in the music business as the root cause for producing his solo CD album - Mass Infusion. "I''ve always wanted to produce an album that featurs my musical talents in different areas and this is it."