Clad in his Rebel Unit outfit, Steele emerged on stage at the Tru Juice Rebel Salute 15th Anniversary Celebration with a burst of energy. Blazing the lyrics of “Betta Mus Come”, the impact from the seasoned performer was immediately evident as the thousands in attendance waved banners and sang along with him.
Backed by Tony Rebel’s very competent band, Team Band, and harmonized by the ladies of the singing group LMJ, Steele wasted little time in delivering his current MVP top ten hit “New World”. The song, which has grown in popularity, again drew a huge response from the audience and is a true testament to the never ending efforts being put forth by Steele and his management team to excel to the highest level possible.
“Just Incredible”, best describes Steele’s deliverance of his Bob Marley remake “Slave Driver”, says one news reporter. His command of this song is breathtaking and his belief is evident with every emotion displayed.
Although he did not have the time to perform requested songs such as “Another Confrontation” or “Shining Star”, Steele’s Tru Juice Rebel Salute 2K Love performance will be remembered by all who witnessed it.
Unity Splash, held just over a week earlier was very similar for Steele. There again he displayed his showmanship and comfort in delivering both socially relevant material and engaging the female fans with his smooth lovers rock deliverance. His remake of “Shining Star”, on the ever popular taxi riddim, drew a huge forward for him, and once again Steele left the stage with his heart felt rendition of “Slave Driver”.
When asked about his never ending development, Steele was quick to point out that he is just a vessel of the people, the real stars are the people, and they decide who will make it and who won’t. If this is the pattern to be expected from Steele, in no time the Canadian based singer will be a house hold name globally.