Members

Norman “ Muggy” Lake

Florida

An avid supporter of VRCA events for many years, Norman “ Muggy” Lake volunteered to become a member in 2014. His long-standing love for music dates back to the 1960’s. He along with Ira Clayton Farquharson, Augustus Grant, Everard Martin “Q” and Steve “Bunny” Knight were amongst the original members of the Plus X Disco, which was very popular in Jamaica in the 1970’s-80. A lover of soul music he does not have one favorite song, as there are in his words “ too many of them”. He does admit however to being a great fan of Walter Jackson.    

Migrating to Florida “Muggy” was quite active as a DJ on the entertainment circuit in the 1980’s and could be heard spinning his discs at various nightclubs, two of which were Classic and Carib 420. Today he still entertains at special events in Fort Lauderdale, always with a smile and an easygoing demeanor.

Wesley Bonnitto Jr.

Florida

Recruited by VRCA to become a member in 2014, this collector represents the future of our organization. His exuberant personality is refreshing and despite his youthfulness, he plays strictly vinyl.  A music enthusiast who is always eager to learn from the elders with whom he associates, his love of music is hardly surprising. Coming from a family with strong music attributes he grew up listening to his father Wesley Snr. a saxophone player known as Bunny Bonitto. He is also the nephew of the classical pianist Frankie Bonitto a musician from  the big band era who had his own orchestra, and performed with people like Don Drummond, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Tommy McCook, and visiting American artists of high acclaim.  

When listening to Wesley Jr. present his collection one gets the distinct impression that there is deep thought put into preparing his selections. This signifies to us that he is on the right track and we can look forward to years of good entertainment from him. 

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