TO GIVE MY CONDOLENCES / ISAAC PETERS (# 1 Fan ) TO DADDY FRIDAY AND FAMILY FROM NUMBER ONE FAN DADDY IP. I GREW UP LISTENING TO NICK FRIDAY AND JAM BAND FOR 25 STRONG YEARS I REMEMBER THE ROAD MARCHES LIKE YESTERDAY. NOTHING CAN REPLACE TREVOR BUT HE WILL LIVE ON IN MY MEMORY FOREVER. SONG LIKE LAMBUSHAY, PEPPER AND BACKBONE I SING TO MY KIDS AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL SING IT TO THEIRS SO AGAIN NICK WILL LIVE ON .
alway on our minds / Daddy Whites (JamBand Fan 2 dah blood )
even though time has pasted it still hits me as hard as the day u died everytime i play a jamband cd or hear one of your songs on the radio i say to my self i cant believe our Daddy's gone. I can recall the last session he had in axa and i requested some oldies and b4 i got off stage the band started playing dem as sweet as i have eva heard dem. from the days of round rock 2 the red dragon u mash up axa like no hurricane or earth quake can. AXA , V.I & the world loves u Daddy but god still loves u best . rest in piece untill we meet again one day
You will be missed / Carolyn Allen (None) Friday was the greatest and he will be missed my blessing goes out to his family and may god be with you.
Trevor, Nicky Boom-Boom, Franchise, Daddy Friday, Nick, Whoop.......... / Neka Friday (Family) WELL, FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVING WORDS, IN THE TIME OF THE LOSS OF TREVOR FRIDAY. TO MOMMY AND DADDY NICK IS GONE, BUT NEVER FORGETTON, I SEE HIM IN YOU BOTH SO MUCH. HIS WALK IS YOU MOMMY AND HIS LAUGH THAT'S ALL YOU DADDY. GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH HAVING TO KNOW TREVOR EVEN IF IT WAS THIS SHORT TIME, EVERYONE HAD A PART OF HIM. VAN, JENNIFER, JOHN, JOANA, GERAD, LAUGHTER IS ALWAYS THE KEY, TO REMEMBER THE GOOD AND BAD TIMES WE HAD WITH NICK, AND REMEMBER IN GOD'S TIME WE WILL SEE HIM AGAIN. CHANTEL, LIL ROSE, B.B., AVERY, & BERNADETTE WHEN LIFE HAS COME FOR US WE ALWAYS HAVE TO ACCEPT IT BECAUSE GOD ALWAYS KNOWS BEST. NICK-NICK, NECOLE, NIKKIAH, BRITANY, BRANDON & FRENCHIE- IT HURTS LIKE HELL TO LOSE HIM SO SOON, AND UNEXPECTED, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT WE ALL HAVE TO DO IS JUST PRAY, AND KEEP BELIEVING IN GOD FOR HE WILL GUIDE US IN THE RIGHT PATH, KEEP YOUR HEADS UP. OH LAWD THESE SWEETHEARTS BETTER KNOWN AS THE RUGRATS McKELLIS, NICQUOIA, AND TREVOR FRIDAY III., YOU GUYS GOT A VERY SHORT TIME, BUT IT WAS SWEET, NICK LOVED YOU ALL SO MUCH. WE WILL NEVER LET YOU GUYS FORGET GRANDPA. JACKIE, OH JACKIE, YOU WAS TRULY HIS ONE AND ONLY DIAMOND, WHERE THE HEART HURTS, I KNOWYOU FEEL LIKE IT WOULD NEVER GO AWAY, BUT IN TIME, KEEP THE FAITH, GOD WON'T LET YOU HURT FOREVER. TO AUNTS AND UNCLES NEAR AND FAR HE HAS GONE WITH GOD AND SOON WE WILL MEET HIM AGAIN, WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE ON HIS FACE. TO NIECES, NEPHEWS, AND COUSINS REMEMBER IT'S UP TO YOU GUYS TO KEEP HIM ALIVE AND HIS WORDS REAL. TO ALL THE FRIENDS AND DEDICATED JAM BAND FANS THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, IT'S A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL ALONE, PLEASE KEEP EACH OTHER IN PRAYS. WELL NICK, I THINK I SAID ALL I COULD YOU KNOW ME TO BE THE EMOTIONAL ONE, I KNOW I HAVE TO BE STRONG FOR THE FAMILY, BUT IT IS HARD, BECAUSE I KEEP TELLING MY SELF THAT YOU GONE TO GET ANOTHER DEGREE TO RUN AGAIN FOR SENATE TIME WE WILL BE READY NO MATTER WHAT. I JUST KEEP SMILING WHILE IT HURTS SO BAD, BUT LIKE I SAID I AM GOING TO STAY STRONG FOR EVERYONE TO LEAN ON ME. WE HAD OUR TIMES, YOU GOT MAD AT ME BECAUSE I GOT PREGNANT I WOULD NOT STOP CAMPAIGNING, I BELIEVE IN YOU SO MUCH, IF YOU CAN DO IT (MEANING LIFE ACCOMPLISHMENTS) ANYONE CAN. TREVOR, NICKY BOOM-BOOM, FRANCHISE, DADDY FRIDAY, NICK, WHOOP, A MAN OF MANY NAMES, WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON
YOUR LIL SISTER NEKA FRIDAY.... SEE U SOON.....
How to begin? / Island Pryness (Good Friend ) Many times I tried to send my condolence but couldn't because my fingers wouldn't type and the tears will start dropping and I wasn't accepting your passing. Within minutes of you passing I received a phone call and was shock and displaced by the news. You know how people like to make joke all the time, I had to confirm the tragedy. It has been a month and some. still have not come to gripps with your life to heaven (how selfish of me).
Nick, I could remember the christmas tramps from Smth Bay to Fort Milliner. I couldn't wait for election time because there was nuff jams, whether its parking lot or Four Winds. Till this day I remember my first boatride and had school the next day and my mother wake me up with some licks because I didn't get up in time to go to school. I still prefer boatrides than a land jam any day, like I use to tell you. Mehson, I could remember after Hurricane Hugo when the island had curfew and the police try to stop the jam in Four Winds and you pull out the letter from the govenor and you send them police on the there way because we was going to jam till morning. HOOP, mehson you left a hole in my heart that is taking some time to heal. Up to the night of your passing I was blazing my Jamband cassettes and CD's till the neighbor call the police for my noice all around 1am in the morning. Till this day I am still celebrating your life. You always tell me, LIVE IT UP!!! and that is what I am doing. You will be glad to know that I completed my education like we talked about many days/nights on the phone. I could remember the conversation when I was telling you that I feel like dropping out and you tell me to make sure I stay in school and once I finished you would have held a big bashment. I finish and I am enjoying the bashment another way. I could go on and on. I had the pleasure of playing mass with you for St. Thomas Carnival 2005, Atl, and St. John Carnival 2005 and will cherish all the memories that you left me with. Nick, the Virgin Islands miss you as i do greatly. Till we meet again. Keep shining the light over me. I willl continue to have you in my world. Like you always said... HOOP be good...
How to begin? / Island Pryness (Good Friend ) Many times I tried to send my condolence but couldn't because my fingers wouldn't type and the tears will start dropping and I wasn't accepting to your passing. Within minutes of you passing I received a phone call and was shock and displaced by the news. You know how people like to make joke all the time, I had to confirm the tragedy. It has been a month and some. still have not come to gripps with your life to heaven (how selfish of me). Nick, I could remember the christmas tramps from Smth Bay to Fort Milliner. I couldn't wait for election time because there was nuff jams, wether its parking lot or Four Winds. Till this day I remember my first boatride and had school the next day and my mother wake me up with some licks because I didn't get up in time to go to school. I still prefer boatrides than a land jam any day, like I use to tell you. Mehson, I could remember after Hurricane Hugo when the island had curfew and the police try to stop the jam in Four Winds and you pull out the letter from the govenor and you send them police on the there way because we was going to jam till morning. HOOP, mehson you left a hole in my heart that is taking some time to heal. Up to the night of your passing I was blazing my Jamband cassettes and CD's till the neighbor call the police for my noice all around 1am in the morning. Till this day I am still celebrating your life. You always tell me, LIVE IT UP!!! and that is what I am doing. You will be glad to know that I completed my education like we talked about many days/nights on the phone. I could remember the conversation when I was telling you that I feel like dropping out and you tell me to make sure I stay in shcool and once I finished you would have held a big bashment. I finish and I am enjoying the bashment another way. I could go on and on. I had the pleasure of playing mass with you for St. Thomas Carnival, Atl, DC, and St. John Carnival 2005 and will cherish all the memories that you left me with. Nick, the Virgin Islands miss you. Till we meet again. Keep shining the light over me. I willl continue to have you in my world. Like you always said... Hoop be good...
Let's keep his memory alive / Just A. Fan From St. Croix Read >>
Let's keep his memory alive / Just A. Fan From St. Croix
Thank you fans for writing in memorial website. I really thought since "Daddy" has left us and gone everyone would just forget about him... Let's keep him alive through his website, Let's us still jump and down with Jamband when ever they start to play again.... Let us never forget Trevor Nicholas "Daddy" Friday... Close
See Ya Lata / Beautiful Nectar (Fan)
Let's not say "good-bye" for good-bye means forever...Let's just say see ya lata because Lata will be greater! Oh yes, on Judgement Day we all will be reunited with loved ones to face our judgement, so...
To the member's of Jam Band.......be strong and hold on to what Nick has left you. Trust me...he wouldn't want anything less than the best for ayo. And personally, I know he would roll over in his grave if ayo leave Jam Band dissolve. Don't let a legacy die.
To his Family-Mother & Father, Son & Daughters, Brothers & Sisters, Nieces, Grandchildren, Nephew's, Cousins and most importantly- Jackie..........Look to God in this your darkest hour and know that He is Lord. The heavens above us is where He sits adorned with only the finest and the best qualified men, women and children. Cast your eyes upon the hills from where your strength cometh, because your strength cometh from the Creator of Heaven and Earth. He will not give you more than you can bear...Cast your burdens onto Jesus for He cares for you. Nick is at rest. Thank God for the life of Nick, for knowing him and for loving him. Thank God for the time you spent...good and the bad. Remember what made you angry at him or what made you sad towards him. Remember something that triggered every emotion-sadness, love, pain, fright. Once you've doen this you've begun to heal and Nick will know that you've begun to let go.
To the fans....I say to US -we will never be the same. But, only true Jam Band fans will remain with Jam Band- through thick and thin. Let's see where we will be. NY, ATL, FL, the Caribbean- no where will be the same without this legend performing but we as fans have to remain dedicated as we always were... for Nick. So my tribute is simply to say for Nick, I will remain a true Jam Band fan- like it was in the beginning, it's now and forever shall it be. This is my word until my life's end, AMEN.
AN AMBASSADOR / TOOTS &. REISSIA (FAN/NEIGHBOR)Read >>
AN AMBASSADOR / TOOTS &. REISSIA (FAN/NEIGHBOR)
WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THOSE WORDS THAT WILL RING IN OUR LIKE A TUNE "ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE" AND THAT YOU DID. NO ONE KNEW YOUR PAIN, YET YOU CONSTANTLY GAVED US YOUR ALL IN EVERY PERFORMANCE AND SONG. IT'S SAD THAT YOUR PRAISES ARE BEING GIVEN AFTER YOUR DEATH BUT I ALWAYS LOOK AT IT AS YOUR SUPPORTERS STOOD BY YOU NO MATTER THE CAUSE. I CAN STILL REMEMBE JOUVERT MORNING WHEN YOU WERE SINGING "LOOK THEM COMING 20 THOUSAND PEOPLE RUNNIN, THE EARTH IS RUMBLING THE ROAD MARCH CHAMPION COMIN" AND THAT WAS WHAT IS WAS THE PEOPLE SURELY WAS RUNNIN AND THERE WAS THE TIME IN THE OLD MILL WHEN YOU WERE PASSING GAS AND "SINGING CARNIVAL IS IN THE AIR" LOL MAN I CAN GO ON AND ON. BUT I MUST SAY YOUR WORD, YOUR LYRICS, YOUR MESSAGES IN EACH SONG WERE DYNAMIC AND SO TRUE. TO ME YOU WERE AND AMBASSADOR OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND IT WAS SHOWN THROUGH YOUR PASSING. YOU WILL LIVE ON FOR EVER BECAUSE YOU HAVE LEFT US WITH YOUR MOST TREASURED GIFT "THE JOY OF YOUR MUSIC." TO YOUR KIDS I KNOW IT'S HARD TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN'T SPEAK TO YOUR FATHER ON A REGULAR BASIS, BUT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET HIS VOICE. NICOLE,NIKKIAH AND NICK-NICK ALWAYS CARRY-ON YOUR FATHER'S LEGACY. MAKE SURE THAT NO ONE I MEAN NO ONE EVER FORGET HIM. SPEAK OF HIM EVERYDAY AS TOUGH HE IS ALIVE. REST IN PEACE NICK. YOU ARE NOW THE LEAD SINGER OF GOD'S CALYPSO BAND.
As a lover of calypso music, I was truly saddened by the passing of "Daddy Friday." There is a void in St. Thomas Carnival that may not be filled for a very long time. I wish I would have once told you how much I admired your musical ability and your love for the Virgin Islands. You reminded the community of the beautiful gem we have and that we are...one that can not be rivaled. Lamboushay...Horse Chip...Soldier...Showtime...Man Terrible and Woman Bad. We can never forget...we must never forget Nick Friday, A True Icon of VI Music.
Old Memories / Candace Buchanan (Classmate)Read >>
Old Memories / Candace Buchanan (Classmate)
It's funny how time flies. I could remember the days in Eudora Kean when Friday and Trevor would sit to the back of the class making fun of everyone; or when we both competed for student government. I thought it was funny to hear that you were still pursuing public office. It's been 25 years and you have not changed much. My condelences to your family. I know you would be truly missed.
Your old classmate, Candace IEKHS class of '82 Close
Respect to my friend, classmate "Nick Friday" / Claudette Petrus (Friend, schoolmate )
I remember you from back in the days at Nazareth Bay High School(name before Eudora Kean). You was a very friendly and outgoing person. I remember when we all on the girl's basketball team along with you and your crew use to crack jokes there on the steps above the boys locker room back in the 70's. (I can still see your smiling face) I also remember when you started out with the school band ( i think it was called TNT Brass,....forgive me if the name is wrong) and saw how you escalate to "Jam Band". I was shock when I heard of your passing. You came,...did ur ting, became a legend and have now moved on. You have left many memories behind. R.I.P my friend. Condolences to family and friends.
MY DEAREST UNCLE(ADOPTED) / M.MONIQUE SMITH (ADOPTED NEICE )Read >>
MY DEAREST UNCLE(ADOPTED) / M.MONIQUE SMITH (ADOPTED NEICE )
FIRST TO MY AUNTIE JACKIE:U BROUGHT NICK INTO OUR LIVES/FAMILY WITH SUCH HAPPINESS AND LOVE.I KNOW THAT U AND THE KIDS WILL MISS HIM DEARLY,BUT WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS WITH GODS HELP AND LOVE,CAUSE U ARE TRULY HIS DIAMOND IN DISGUISE..UNCLE NICK(DAS WHAT HE MADE ME CALL HIM)OR AS HE SAID "THATS JUST THE RESPECT I LIKE TO HEAR COMING OUT OF UR MOUTH".I WILL MISS THE DANCES,BOAT RIDES,THE TRAVELING,BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY I WILL MISS THOSE "SPECIAL" TALKS WE USED TO HAVE BEFORE,DURING AND AFTER MY PREGNANCY. I'LL MISS THOSE BELLY RUBS U USED TO GIVE TO ME(ONLY U HAD THE RIGHT TO DO THAT,NO ONE ELSE).THEY WERE ALWAYS JEALOUS OF U AND MY AUNT JACKIE,BUT NOTHING COULD HAVE PUT A WEDGE BETWEEN YOU ALL RELATIONSHIP,CAUSE IT WAS BUILT ON A STRONG FOUNDATION.I'LL MISS THE UR VISITS TO ME IN THE HOSPITAL(WHEN I GOT MY BABY),HOW U HELD HIM AND TALKED TO HIM,AND HOW HE JUS OPENED HIS EYES AND SMILED AT U LIKE HE KNEW U,BUT THOSE MEMEORIES WILL LIVE ON WITH ME FOR A LONG TIME AND NO ONE WILL RUIN THAT FOR ME.I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL MY SON NOW THAT U ARE GONE,U USED TO TALK TO HIM WHEN U HAD THE CHANCE AND HE LOVED U FOR THAT,BUT WHEN THE TIME COMES,I'LL TRY TO EXPLAIN IT THE BEST I COULD TO HIM.WE WILL ALL MSS YOU DEARLY,BUT WE HAVE A STRONG FAMILY AND IT WILL TAKE US SOME TIME,BUT IN THE LONG RUN(MAYBE YEARS),WE'LL TRY AND MOVE ON,BUT I KNOW DEEP DOWN WE WON'T.AND IT WILL HURT ME THE MOST CAUSE I WASN'T THERE WHEN U PAST,OR FOR UR FUNERAL,SO I KNOW THAT WHEN I GO BACK IT WILL BE VERY HARD FOR ME TO FACE AUNTIE JACKIE AND THE KIDS,SINCE I WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR THEM,BUT NOT THIS 1 TIME WHEN I REALLY SHOULD OF. I LOVE YOU UNCLE NICK AND U WILL BE IN MY HEART ALWAYS. R.I.P. TREVOR NICHOLAS(DADDY)FRIDAY A.K.A. MY UNCLE NICK.'05
He is in the hands of our heavenly father and we will see him again... / Tamisha Thomas (Just a fan from St. Croix )Read >>
He is in the hands of our heavenly father and we will see him again... / Tamisha Thomas (Just a fan from St. Croix )
As much as it will hurt me to see the "Awesome" Jamband play without the daddy we know that the people of the entire caribbean will continue to support Jamband. We could never disapoint daddy like that. To his family, he is in the hands of the heavenly father, he is in no more pain and we will see him again. To his fans continue to support the Awesome Jamband and continue to support this website. I know it might be hard but everytime we "light a candle" or make a tribute, we are doing this in respect to his family, friends, the band members, other fans and even to ourselves. Daddy Friday is up there now smiling down at us and he is proud to know that he has done his deed and now everyone in the world has had a taste of the "Music from de V. I." Close
Respects/ Selwyn Vanterpool (Big Fan )
Just want to pay my respects as a loyal fan. I've been a fan since the band was Eddie and the Movements. I'm in the Navy in California, but still a loyal follower with the 2001, 2004, 2005 and Road March Tunes albums. Good luck in the future and God Bless. Close
DIAMOND IN DISGUISE / Janelle Smith (friend)
YOU WERE A DIAMOND TRUST ME YOU USE TO BE SHINING BUT GOD KNOWS BEST HE HAVE YOU SHINING YOU WILL LOOK OVER ALL OF US AND THE REST OF THE BAND. MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE. YOUR FRIEND JUICY J Close
Friday/ Axa Woman (just a lover of caribbean music )Read >>
Friday/ Axa Woman (just a lover of caribbean music )
It's hard to see a good man go but as we always hear, and now know, the good dont last long. However, I just want to say to the other members of Jamband, we know a big part of you is missing but please dont let the music die. I am quite sure Friday would roll over in his grave if you do. Continue in his memory.
Dreams.../ Jam Band No. 1. Fan (No. 1 Fan )Read >>
Dreams.../ Jam Band No. 1. Fan (No. 1 Fan )
I've been having the sense of Nick around me even more so this past week gone and I want to share a dream that I had last night with you.
I dreamt that I was in my bedroom and I was doing something (can't remember) and when I turned around Nick was sitting on my bed. I wasn't scared but shocked because he was mortal again. I asked him, "What you doing here? Aren't you dead?" But he never answered...he just continued to smile. At the same time of waiting on him to answer, someone knocked on my bedroom door and I had to ask him to hide because i didn't want no one to know just yet that Nick was still here with us. When my cousin left, there he was again on my couch in my bedroom. And still smiling he never said nothing and I never said another word and we just sat there watching each other.
Nick is not rally gone....that's all he's really trying to say. He is with each and every person who was true and dearest to him. To his family, on behalf of myself and my family... "Think not of me as I am gone away, But as a bird set free- I was never here to stay. Yet I will be with you all my fans, family and friends Watching over you daily until your time, too, has end..." by- myself (Jam Band no.1 Fan)
My Memorial Greetings! / Claudia Joseph-Todman (Former Legislative Co-worker )Read >>
My Memorial Greetings! / Claudia Joseph-Todman (Former Legislative Co-worker ) Daddy Nick, as I would call him at the Legislature, my Prayers go out to his family, friends and the No. 1 Band "Jam Band". He would be in my heart through eternity.