Cebric Bethel, better known as Dr. Seabreeze, has been performing on Eleuthera and around the world for more than 50 years. Seabreeze, who turned 78 in November of 2019, can still belt out his favorite Calypso songs in a voice that is as unique as his personality. If you want to see him perform just ask around. He is likely to be performing several times a week up and down the island. You can also usually run into him at his ‘office’ in Ronnie’s Hideaway on Cupid’s Cay where the Doctor is usually in! Read below to learn a little about his musical start and watch the snippet of the interview that Seabreeze did that led to the two books (one for adults and one for children) that bear his name. His signed CD’s are available for purchase if you meet him on the island.Read More--->
In the middle of the 1950s, Seabreeze and some friends started a band called the Jolly Boys. The only two original members still alive are Seabreeze and Millard Bethel (from Millard’s Variety Store in North Palmetto Point).
Seabreeze used to sing and play the maracas that were made out of dried coconuts and little beads. Millard would scrape the saw. They played old Calypso music and Rake ‘n Scrape.
They played at the Navy Base, the French Leave Hotel and all of the clubs on the island.
Be sure to pick up Lynn Parlett’s excellent book about the life and times of this Eleuthera legend.
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