UK promoter Andrew Marie, aka Bunig B, believes that 2022 promises to be the year things will look up in the entertainment industry following the challenges of the pandemic.
He also noted that several Jamaican artists are scheduled for UK events this year.
“There are quite a few shows scheduled for the summer. In fact, as early as March, there’s the Jahshii and 450 tour; in June, Shaniel Muir has a few dates; the Beenie Man tour is coming later this year, and Kranium also has something,” he said.
Bunig B, who has worked in promotion and marketing for over two decades, has worked with a wide range of artists including Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Popcaan, Chronixx, Jahvillani and Jahmiel.
He noted that venues were now accepting bookings and that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said masks were not compulsory. For many sites, a negative test is required.
“And at the O2 Arena [in London], they test you themselves,” he said. The UK does not require visitors to be fully vaccinated to enter.
With its December shows merely breaking even, Bunig B is “watching” things for a while before making its next move.
“In January, you have to do a particularly intense promotion. It’s cold and you have to convince people to leave their homes. So it’s not enough to put leaflets at the hairdresser and the barbers. You have to be there in street, you have to be on people’s WhatsApp and their social media, and it’s important that the artists themselves are involved in the promotion. After all, it’s the least they can do,” he said. he declares.