The Soca Mas Camp On Road
PoisonUK was born out of the need to remain true to the cultural traditions of the Caribbean Diaspora in Europe and spread the joys of those traditions and the true Caribbean experience throughout the continent. In this vein, a group of culture enthusiasts including Wendel Clement, an expatriate of Trinidad and Roddy Maharaj of Lagniappe (one of the best known Carnival floats in the UK) merged talents to form PoisonUK which takes its name from the largest and most popular Carnival Mas Band in Trinidad & Tobago. Nicole Marie-Joseph, another of the PoisonUK’s directors says, “PoisonUK has one essential aim - to produce the very best Caribbean events, by bringing together creative ideas, enthusiasm and friendship, we have created an environment in which creativity can flourish and great events can emerge”.
The PoisonUK ‘Caribbean Lifestyle’ concept has generated an abundance of media attention; its appeal being enhanced with its pioneering high profile relationships with BBC1Xtra, Kiss FM, MTV Base and Choice FM; all serving the nation’s African and Caribbean communities but, more importantly, serving mainstream audiences across the UK. Importing the fervour of the Trinis, the loyalty of the Jamaicans and the joie de vivre of the French Caribbean, this group has now emerged as the premier Caribbean event organiser in the UK. Having consolidated its resources, PoisonUK imports ‘big name’ events from the Caribbean to enhance its UK offerings, acts like Alison Hinds, Machel Montano, Destra Garcia and Jamesy P.
In addition to its live events, PoisonUK also organises several impromptu socials (called ‘an after-work lime’ in Caribbean speech) at small venues around London every week to maintain the Caribbean vibe throughout the Carnival season. PoisonUK has widened its appeal by diversifying its product base to include corporate entertainment services and assist in spreading the good news of the Caribbean in Europe; sharing the Caribbean experience and giving insight into the other side of the Caribbean! With Pure Love – it’s PoisonUK.