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Simpsonbay, St.Maarten -January 9th, 2014 - The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta organizers have started releasing the names of the performers for the 2014 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, and with 4 nights of regatta parties planned for the event, the second band to be confirmed performing at the Heineken Regatta is none other than Trinidadian music group, Kes the band.  Their infectious sounds of Soca will fill the air on Saturday night, March 7th during the Caribbean Jam night.  The 34th Edition of the Caribbean's largest Regatta will feature 4 nights of Regatta parties. Starting on Thursday March 6th with the Dance Fever Party, Friday March 7ththe Rock and Reggae night, Saturday March 8th is the Caribbean Jam. The event ends in a Legendary Party on Sunday March 9th!


Kes, more commonly referred to as Kes the band or KTB, first performed at the St Maarten Heineken Regatta back in 2009 and since then have been making waves in the music industry with performances throughout the Caribbean, USA, Canada and Europe. Additionally, Kes has been hitting the world's main stage and opened for acts like Rihanna, Sean Paul, John Legend, Maroon 5 and Evanescence.


More recently Kes performed just last week at the annual "Shaggy & Friends" benefit concert for the Bustamante Childrens Hospital in Jamaica.  Kes had the honour of performing along with other talented artists like Shaggy, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul and Tessann Chin, several of whom are also past St. Maarten Heineken Regatta performers. 


Their music style which has been described as Island pop or Caribbean pop consists largely of Soca with influences from both Calypso and Reggae.  Throw in some essentials from other music genres like Rock and Dance Hall and what remains is a diverse blend of true music brilliance.  The band is comprised of three brothers, Kees, Hans and Jon Dieffenthaller and friend Riad Boochoon and is known for their vigorous  performances and regatta fans are sure to enjoy a heart pumping, body stirring  show on Saturday March 8th.


Guaranteed to keep you jamming to the Soca rhythms, their performance will be sure to include songs from their latest album "Soca 2014" while reminiscing with some of their more classic hits like "Wotless",  "Stay With Me"  and "Can't Wait."     

Heineken's local brand manager Nila Hoogenboezem stated "The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta crew is excited to bring this high energy act to the island and look forward to waving their rags alongside a blended audience of sailors, island visitors, residents and volunteers. This performance will certainly entertain the crowd and get everyone's energy level back up after a long day of sailing"


For more information about Kes the Band follow them on Facebook at or on twitter at



St. Maarten Heineken Regatta


For over three decades, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has showcased the top boats and sailing-and has become equally famous for its world-class slate of parties and musical entertainment-in the Caribbean. Now recognized by sailors around the planet as one of the sailing world's best regattas, each year the event lives up to its worthy motto: Serious Fun.


For full information on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including results, photos, videos, party and band information, and much, much more, visit



St.Maarten Heineken Regatta Office  
The Sint Maarten Yacht Club 
Welfare Road 90, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten


T: +1 (721) 5442079 

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