BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor – Auto & Entertainment firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, May 09, 2017
EMBATTLED singer George Nooks gave a well-received, gospel-laced performance at Musical Rhapsody held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Sunday.Nooks, 56, took the audience, comprising children, to church and had them in a “praise and worship-esque” singalong. His set included God Will Take Care You, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, When I Think About Jesus, and God Is Standing By.
However, during his performance of Ride Out Your Storm, he broke down in tears. Unable to carry the song, his in-tune audience rose to their feet singing and encouraged him in applause until he was able to compose himself to belt out the remaining lyrics.
“I felt their love... It was unconditional. This evening wasn't easy as everybody saw, I broke down a couple of times. However, they treated me with respect... like a human being. I want them to pray for me,” Nooks told Jamaica Observer.
Nooks, two days earlier, was arrested by the Corporate Area police after a bag containing just under two ounces of cocaine was found in his possession. He was offered station bail in the sum of $80,000 and is scheduled to face the Kingston & St Andrew Parish Court on May 17.
The singer completed his set with a medley of hand-clapping choruses comprising Real, Real, Real; Press Along Saints; It'll Soon Be Done; Stand Up And Tell Me; I Love That Man From Galilee; What A Mighty God We Serve; Some Sweet Day; and Some Day I'll Go Where Jesus Is.
Bishop Harold Daniel, rector of Church of St John The Evangelist, prayed with the singer after his performance. more