You Didn't Know This!
I was invited to a One Republic concert in St. James, Barbados and accepted with a modicum of trepidation. I wasn't sure if I was to see One Direction or One Dove, One Minute of Silence, or Justin Bieber. I had no idea. But Ryan Tedder, the lead singer of (and I am now proud to say that I know them) One Republic is a great, heartfelt performer who not only wrote a half dozen or more songs that I knew in the show (Secrets, Counting Stars, Apologize, Stop and Stare, and more), but has wiriten HUGE hits for others - Halo (Beyonce), Rumor Has It (Adele), and more. A great personal venue at Barbados Polo Grounds, and fantastic local energy (among Barbadians, Canadians, and others). Congrats Barbados on 30+ years of the Breakfast in Barbados promo with Toronto radio station 104FM. Barbados, you do it with style.
By Barry Brown, AFAR Staff