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Virgo International


Fast Facts

Member Name : Floyd Halley
Job Title : Sound Leader
Sound System : Virgo International
Music Type : Reggae, Bashment, Soca,
Hip-Hop, R&B, Garage
Contact : Email Floyd Halley
Carnival Location : Outside People's Theatre,
facing across Oxford Gardens




Virgo International was formed 1980.  The original members of the sound came from all around the Caribbean at an early age.  The bookings were mainly for private parties, weddings, christenings and even funeral receptions in London, Leeds, Ipswich and Huddersfield.

Virgo is a family sound-system and its owner is known as Father Floyd, due to his being the founder and oldest member. The Sound System's  DJ's consists of  family members and family friends (Stally Ranks, Wiz Kid, Parmerdise. Junior Don, Notorious, and Cory).

Throughout the 27 years the sound has been formed they have seen many sound members come and go, but the sound has virtually remained the same, pumping out clear crisp sounds. Virgo play any and everything, music to suit all occasions and  catering for all age groups.

Virgo also play at Huddersfield, Luton and Leeds Carnivals, but always look forward to Notting Hill where they have been participating since 1981. The site is on the corner of Oxford Gardens and Portobello Road, outside The People’s Theatre.  Virgo have developed this site into one of the most popular corners in Carnival, and in 2006 needed to apply for a special licence as their crowd had become so large.

A few years ago a van containing their entire Sound System equipment was unfortunately stolen one month before Carnival. Virgo however managed to put together a music system in time for the event and after that Carnival they built another Sound System, bigger and better than before. As the saying goes 'you can’t keep a good man down', well Virgo now have their own unique new saying which is- 'you can't keep a good set down'. Like the phoenix they rose again.

Virgo remain to be a very close family orientated sound system and intend to be around for many more years to come.




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