Nu Vybes Band International a.k.a De Sugar Band Nu-Vybes was formed in 1987 by a group of five musicians from the capital city of Basseterre, St Kitts. The band’s vision, hence the name, was to promote the “New Vibrations” for the generations of the 1980’s and 90’s and beyond, integrating calypso, soca, dancehall, and reggae, as well as a bit of jazz and R&B. Our music is different, borrowing from traditional rhythms of popular Caribbean music to create this new vibration known as Street Style.
The acceptance of the Nu-Vybes Band of St Kitts as one of the Caribbean’s top soca/calypso acts was strengthened in January 1999 after a huge successful tour of France and England. The group’s inspiring performance at MIDEM ’99 in Cannes France, is now being described as the turning point in the career of these Kittitian musicians. MIDEM which is the world’s largest music festival and exhibition of the leading music industry players demanded the best from all performers, and Nu-Vybes, according to all reviews, stunned the international audience with a superb presentation of Soca, reggae and calypso.
The band’s energetic performances in the English cities of London, Leeds and Manchester also in January 1999 proved without a doubt that after a decade of perseverance, the Nu-Vybes Band had finally earned a place on the list of the region’s hottest Soca artistes. Successful tours of the United States and Canada have amply demonstrated that the band’s popularity is spreading well beyond the shores of St Kitts. Nu-Vybes’ stellar performance at the first St Kitts Music Festival in 1996 proved to be so outstanding that it has been the only act to be repeated on the festival all but four out of 16 years. They have also performed at West Indian Carnivals in Toronto, Canada (Caribana), Brooklyn, New York (Labor Day Weekend), Atlanta (Peach Carnival), Miami and Boston. They have been the Road March Champions producing the best carnival music in St Kitts 5 times in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2006.
DE SUGAR BAND– Nu Vybes International
Mention – Band Leader/Lead vocalist
Miller – Keyboardist/Machine Programmer
LI – Drummer
KT – Vocalist
Bookings and Contact
1-869-665-8050, 1-869-663-1508 or 1-869-662-8090