The closest restaurant bar to where we live is Da’Vida. On certain nights, they have live entertainment spanning from 2 people to a full band. When the wind blows in the right direction, which is almost all the time, we can hear the music from our front porch. It’s really nice, to say the least, that we can enjoy the entertainment without leaving the house.
However, sometimes it’s nice to actually be there experiencing the people, the energy from the live music, holding your beverage of choice, and experiencing the rolling waves 10 feet from where you’re sitting. We have tried every weekend and a few week nights to be there when the good stuff happens there. (Good Stuff = popular bands, festivals, social gatherings)
Our first time to Da’Vida, we were one of 3 couples there on a Friday night but the only ones at the bar. Before we knew any better, we thought a Friday night would be prime time for people to collect and have a good time–especially where there’s a bar. Not so here in Anguilla. Our bartender, Myra, informed us that on Saturdays, there’s a band that plays at Da’Vida, which we’ve heard from our porch. We’ve heard this band before and it sounded as lively as a wedding. Tim and I walked away that night with our new knowledge and agreed that on Saturday we would come to see the band. That very next night, we arrived at the bar and to our surprise, it was a ghost town. Once again, it was just us and Myra! lol Turned out the band was booked at a different location that night. Regardless, it was another pleasant evening 10 feet from the water talking to the lovely Myra.
This past Wednesday night we went to Da’Vida, hoping to see a band called British Dependency (not the same band we previously pursuing). We had heard some buzz about them and wanted to check them out. Luckily, they were there and sounded fantastic! I would describe their sound as a an alternative pop sound. Some vocals reminded me of Incubus and Tim was reminded of artists like Tracey Chapman. The quality of the live performance is much better than the recording because there is some echo in the vocals on the recording…but definitely check out their page on Facebook…some of their music is available to listen to right on Facebook.
Finally we saw some quality, live entertainment at Da’Vida. We will continue to try to figure out the entertainment scene here…and I’ll post when we figure out where the “good stuff” is happening. lol