Al Porto Italian Restaurant - Jolly Harbour
Every Monday is 'Crazy Monday' from 7.00pm until 10.00pm. For reservations call +1 268 562 7848 - Currently on Pause due to COVID-19!
Life on the Corner - English Harbour
We play here every Friday night during November to April
Shirley Heights - English Harbour
Currently on pause due to COVID-19!
Who We Are!
The band was formed by the drummer Mark Smith in 2011 to be able to offer a professional function/party band with the highest quality musicians to be able to perform in the Caribbean and abroad to suit any occasion including a fully professional artist support band for tours or events and to have fun doing so. The band name 17 61º represents Antigua & Barbuda with the 17 61º being the first part of the longitude and latitude to pin point Antigua & Barbuda on the world grid. Our band logo is made up of the National Flag Colours.
Mark - has been playing drums for 30 years and was a professional musician for 10 years in London, he worked as a session drummer and was also signed to East West Records. He fulfilled his all time ambition of playing on Top of the Pops! Now Mark owns his own IT Security & Electronics Company called ICE Limited.
Larry - is an Architect & studied at the University of Technology in Jamaica. He has been playing bass for 14 years and aspires to be a professional musician. He also plays every year for the Antigua Carnival Soca Monarch Competion.
JJ - has been playing guitar since his late teens and has played with various Gospel Artists like Cece Winnans, Prodigal Son and local Soca Artists Tian Winter and Claudette Peters. He has travelled through the Caribbean and the USA for many shows. He has also recorded on albums for Freddie McGregor from Jamaica and also Antiguan Artist Tizzy.
Jemal - has been the keyboard player in the band since 2011, he is also an accountant during the day and a musician by night! He also enjoys composing his own music.
Kimmy - started singing at the age of 5. In 2002 she was crowned Junior Calypso Monarch. Kimmy has also won many teen titles and in 2009 was in the top five of the Digicel's Rising Star. In the year 2018 Kimmy was in the Semi-finals of Soca Monarch, this year 2019 Kimmy reached the finals and was placed in 3rd position for the Groovy Segment of the competition. Kimmy is also working towards her ACCA Qualification. As one of the lead vocalist of 17 61º Kimmy aims to be one of Antigua's finest most versatile singing sensations.
Zan - joined 17 61º in 2014. Zan started singing at the age of 7 and is very passionate about music and its craft. Zan also writes her own songs and in 2011 was in the top 10 of the GT&T jingles and song competition. In 2012 Zan was 3rd runner up in Ms Guyana Universe.