Port Denarau FIJI welcomes Erica Sunshine Lee
Erica Sunshine Lee's band rock out at the 2011 FIJI International Jazz & Blues Festival at the finale, after performing all over Denarau in FIJI with other international artists including: the great Australian Blues Rock Guitarist Kevin Borich, Petra Rinjbeek w/ Chicane of Auckland, NZ, Robbie MacGregor - Amazing Blues guitarist from San Francisco, and Billy TK Jr. of New Zealand. Erica Sunshine Lee's band performed all over Port Denarau, winning local Fijian and international tourists over with her warm smile, great lyrics, beautiful soulful country vocals, and her band's performance.
Nashville Recording Country Singer/Songwriter, Erica Sunshine Lee has won hearts of fans all across the South Pacific in her recent "WALK OF SHAME" tour across New Zealand and Samoa in late fall 2010, and will be bringing her band back to the islands to perform in this exclusive Jazz and Blues Music festival in Fiji this May 11- 16. Sunshine just released her 3rd studio album, "THE WALK OF SHAME", featuring the album title single as well as the crowd's favorite "CHECK PLEASE", a single quickly gaining spins across New Zealand, Samoa and the United States. With her soulful voice and traditional country influences, extremely heartfelt and catchy southern tunes, and her genuine "SUNNY SMILE" from small town Georgia to her modern day west coast life, this Southern Belle will be welcomed in the tropical island of Fiji to share her stories of life, laughter and love. Also performing at the Jazz and Blues Festival in FIJI is the Tony Painting Band, Edwina Thorne Band, The Riverhead Slide (New Zealand), The Flaming Mudcats (New Zealand), Shari Puorto (Los Angeles), Laisa Vulakoro, Warwick Murray, Déjà Vu (FIJI), 37 PSI (New Zealand), The Desotos, Mahia Blackmore and the Paradise Band, and Black Sand Diva.
"So far, in cash, between the marina and commercial centre, we have put in an investment of $60,000, and about $40,000 in other ways, so altogether in the vicinity of $100,000. What we anticipate, and are concentrating on, are the long term returns and not just instantaneous ones.
"We’ve put everything into this event, especially it being the first of its kind. From what we see so far, the branding it has will create for Denarau and Fiji, as a whole, great advantages that will remain after the event ends," said Mr Skeggs.
Visitors to the event are from the reaches of Switzerland, Germany, the Americas and Australia. A large contingent is expected from New Zealand as most of the performing artists are from there.