Spice and Co. lead Singer, Alan Sheppard will be in Toronto for four solo appearances during the June 28 – July 4th Period. Sheppard will be appearing at Tropical Nights’ Patio on June 28 and also at the Holiday Inn Downtown on June 29, at the Queen Victoria Pub in June 30th and finally on July 4 at the Ajax Resto Lounge.
A seasoned international artiste, Alan Sheppard has performed in New York, Toronto, Miami, Colombia and throughout the Caribbean. With his own unique sound he performs hits of the 70’s, 80’s as well of those of today, in a high energy show. Alan is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who has worked d such record labels as Warner Brothers, Sony and Walt Disney.
In addition to his outstanding solo career he is also famously known as the lead singer of Spice and Company, one of the most dynamic bands the Caribbean has ever produced. Spice and Company was founded in 1976 by four young teenagers born in Barbados, three of whom Alan Sheppard, Dean Straker and Roger Foster went on to compose, arrange and produce a catalogue of hit songs in the Caribbean between 1982 and 1995. Spice & Company toured Canada extensively from 1986 to 1994 gaining massive popularity on the college and university circuit resulting in them being awarded the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities Award for top recording act in 1988. Shortly after, the group was awarded the Caribbean Band of the Year in 1989 at the Sunshine Awards in Miami. After numerous hits including the Disney classic “In De Congaline”, Spice & Company disbanded in 1995 at the zenith of their career for personal differences.
In 2010 after a fifteen-year hiatus, they came together to produce one of the most talked about shows ever seen in Barbados at the Globe Drive-In to a crowd of 8,000 Barbadians spanning three generations of all colours and classes. As the relationship between the members rekindled, the band has performed during the last 5 years on rare and selective occasions, also making International appearances albeit for short tours only.