Charity show

LIKE a true rocker, Maxie Columbus did not let technical issues with his guitar equipment get in the way of delivering a memorable performance at the G4 Benefit Tour concert on Saturday night.

The 63-year-old showed the fans who turned up for a walk down memory lane that their decision to purchase a ticket for the charity show was money well spent.

“I’m so proud to be back home and humbled that God has given me this opportunity to play for my people,” he said.

Opening act, Robert Verma who wowed the crowd with his depth and knowledge of the guitar also paid tribute to Columbus’ undeniable skill.

“I never thought I’d live to see the day when we’d be jamming together again, especially after a lapse of about 40 years,” the Pacific Harbour resident said.

Jimmy Nathu, former lead vocalist of Sangfroid Ride — once upon a time resident band at the Golden Dragon — said more events such as the benefit show were needed to showcase talent in the country. The Fiji Times is a sponsor of the event.