On Saturday 9th January, 2016, loyal supporters of the band formerly known as Charlie’s Roots and the Rapso band 3Canal joined Soca music giant, Pelham Goddard and Roots, in celebrating their fortieth anniversary in the music business. This event, themed “Roots at Forty: Their Carnival Story”, was produced by JVMP (Junior, Vonrick, Malcolm, Pelham) Promotions in collaboration with Hotel Normandie. It was held Under the Trees at Hotel Normandie, St. Ann’s Port of Spain, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The artistes featured included David Michael Rudder, Roger George, 3Canal, Moricia Cagan and Nigel O’Connor.
Pelham Goddard, music stalwart and leader of “Pelham Goddard and Roots” recently formed a five piece Jazz ensemble which comprise of Vonrick Maynard the drummer, Oslyn Pompie the bass player, Devon Ocho the guitarist, Pelham Goddard on piano and Malcolm Boyce on the saxophone. The band also include vocalists Moricia Cagan and Nigel O’Connor.