Quito Rymer’s Reggae Express Music Video

Quito Reggae Express Video

Quito Rymer is one of the most famous musicians on Tortola. I have heard countless stories from many of you Castaways that have rested your sun-baked bodies at Quito’s Gazebo Beach Bar and Restaurant and heard either Quito perform solo or with his band The Edge. His music and hospitality have tattooed the minds of many BVI vacationers. This reputation for authentic Caribbean music and kindness has made a stop at Quito’s Gazebo Bar & Restaurant a must do when on island.

To give you a taste Quito’s music I found this video of his song called Reggae Express. The video teases your eyeballs with BVI blue water vistas and shows you that no matter what you’re doing, when you hear the Reggae Express coming it’s to time to drop what you’re doing, jump in the water and swim to the dance party on the big trimaran Cuan Law.

Reggae Express by Quito and The Edge

I would have loved to of been on that big cat, dancing to those reggae beats in the beautiful BVI. I wonder if rum punch fueled that dance party? Nah, not in the Caribbean.

His bar and restaurant, located in Cane Garden Bay on Tortola, is open 6 days a week, closed on Mondays. Tuesday and Thursday nights Quito performs solo while on Friday & Saturday nights, he plays with his band The Edge to eager people all ready to jump on the Reggae Express.

Have you had the pleasure of hearing Quito perform his Reggae Express live? We would love to hear what you thought!

If you would like to add Reggae Express to your island playlist you can grab it here – Reggae Express – Reggae Express – Single

Cheers!
RumShopRyan

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  1. great recommendation RSR. How was the Buffett concert? I was excited to hear he’s going back in the studio for a new album

  2. Great to see Quito & The Edge still performing ‘Reggae Express’.
    Brings back many happy memeories of when I was on a sailing holiday around the BVI, almost 25 years ago when I 1st heard Quito play this song @ his Quito’s Gazebo Bar & Restaurant @ Cane Garden Bay..
    We moored up & rowed ashore for some sightseeing & lunch (I think it was here we went in search of the Caribbean’s ‘oldest’ ? rum distillery? Found some local guy @ the end of a narrow dirt track about 1/2 mile inland & hundreds of empty bottles stacked ready for filling. Was this it?)
    So during a relaxed, rum fuelled lunch Quito came over & introduced himself & after a short while started an impromtu ‘gig’. Needless to say we bought his ‘cassette’ (remember those?) which he duly autographed for me ‘One Love’ & his name. Which I still have to this day & play occasionally when I can find a cassette player (must convert it to MP3). Check out ‘Island Blues’ off the same original album. Makes me kinda homesick for the BVI’s when I hear it. Some great tracks on the album! Get it if you can.
    So after a memorable lunch & having booked a dinner reservation for that evening we returned for more great food, music & hospitality.
    What with Quito & Foxy on JVD, BVI is certainly well served for balladers!
    Magical place!
    I wonder if the ‘Soggy Dollar’ & ‘Sidney’s Peace & Love’ bars are still there? Must haul up the anchor & get back there!
    Thanks Ryan for the trip down Memory Lane.

  3. Corey, the Buffett concert was amazing as usual. Made lots of new friends in the parking lot before hand and Jimmy played his classics. I heard about him going back in the studio, can’t wait to hear the new songs. Cheers!

    PJ – Great story! The rum distillery I think you are referring to is the old Callwood Rum Distillery. Believe it or not, they are still making rum there to this day. It looks like it is just an old building, abandoned and aging in the Caribbean sun, but if you look closer they still make rum and even offer tours I believe. Thanks for sharing your great story! Cheers!

  4. Hi Ryan,

    You’re right it was the Callwood distillery – even bought a bottle or two whilst we were there!

    Another little anecdote whilst we there, hopefully not boring everyone?
    Inolved the other BVI balladeer Foxy!.

    We hauled up on the beach outside Foxy’s bar on JVD looking for lunch. We were greeted by his wife & made very welcome with drinks whilst we chose from the menu. After a relaxing lunch, the man himself appeared from round the back, guitar in hand. He started to play some of his calypso tunes, making some up as he went along. In between talking to us & having a drink or two. The lunch merged into late aftrenoon.

    His dog appeared, a black labrador, who sat quietly on the beach nearby. Here’s the reason for the story & not very pc i’m afraid, but as it was told by Foxy take it as ok.
    During a break from his songs Foxy looked at the dog & said to us ‘Do you know how you can tell he’s an islan’ dog?’
    He said with a big wide grin on his face, you can tell because ‘He’s black, he sits on his butt all day & he doesn’t know who his father is!’
    Brillaint, everybody fell about laughing. & Foxy carried on playing & story-telling
    It was almost dark by the time we returned to the boat. Another memorable day in the BVI’s despite the no-seeums!

  5. LOL…P-J, he’s been telling that joke for a long long time. My buddy was just a few months ago and came back with the same joke. Classic as always. Thanks for the story!

  6. Love the joke! Just downloaded the song. BVI here I come.

  7. Have fun David!

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