In 2012, entrepreneur Zarin Morean and engineer Brennon ‘Val Musik’ Vergil came together to talk about possibly owning and managing a new live band. Soon after, with the support of veteran entertainer, Eddie Charles, their collective strengths in music and business and a thorough understanding of the industry, they formed the A Team band.
“Having been in music all my life,” Charles explained. “I understand what it takes to make a band work and I have the experience and the training to execute this system and also the knowledge and the patience to share and teach it to the younger musicians and artistes who want and are willing to learn and put these things into practice.”
It’s this mature and productive mindset from their executive which has blossomed and spread throughout the A Team Band family and has contributed in no small part to their success and longevity.
“Maintaining a band for a decade is no small achievement in this industry,” agreed Vergil. “Many have folded, disbanded or broken up in much less time and others simply could not sustain themselves due to rising costs and economic conditions in the market. We feel really proud and happy to have made it thus far and this in turn gives us the impetus and encouragement to set new goals and work toward achieving those in the near future also.”
To celebrate their tenth anniversary, the A Team band has developed a list of ten activities that they will execute over the coming months, culminating in a grand two-day event designed to showcase their skills and versatility as they perform alongside the top reggae, dancehall, soca and chutney acts in the land.
“We all sat and put our heads and ideas together and came up with a list of things we would like to do together as a team and as a family,” explained band administrator and Public Relations Officer, Desiree Sorzano. “I don’t want to give them all away just yet, but among the list are things that will engage our socially responsible side such as a Beach Clean Up, and then there’s our responsibility to foster the next generation of musicians and talent, so we want to visit 10 schools and provide some mentorship and advice to young persons interested in careers in music.”
“We will also host a nice brunch or dinner for and with our band members” added Vergil, “as well as a Games Night, a Sports and Community Activity Day and even a church service and a day of blessings as we say for all our members also.”
Meanwhile, the band continues to entertain audiences and provide musical accompaniment for several of the top soca stars. “So far, the carnival schedule is filling up nicely and we are getting a lot of interest from promoters here and abroad,” Morean revealed. “We are thankful for the opportunity to entertain and fulfil our purpose, while also working toward ascending to higher levels as an organisation, a musical entity, a team and a family. We definitely want to engage in meaningful activities leading up to our grand celebration and we are excited about investing our time and energy into our communities and schools and the young people who are the future of this nation.”
With Ricardo Drue added to their already formidable frontline of Kerlene ‘Ms. Kerlz’ Joseph, Nicholas ‘D Soca Trainer’ Prescott and Eddie Charles, the A Team is ready for Carnival 2023 and beyond and take great pride in being known as “the band for any reason and every season”.
For bookings, contact Zarin Morean at +1 (868) 704 9999.
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