A promoter called Wrenroy Smith, is upset with dancehall selector Tony
Matterhorn who he says is double-booking dates and not honouring his
commitments. He is also demanding the return of a 90,000 deposit for a
show on April 7, 2012.
The promoter has issued a letter which states:
I, Wrenroy Smith, am the promoter for an annual event on Annotto Bay,
Jamaica billed as Girls Graduation – an all white edition fundraising
I booked the services of Dancehall DJ/artist Tony Matterhorn, in
addition to other sound system DJ’s, and invested money and promotional
work into staging my event and had to cancel it because Tony
Matterhorn pulled out of my event at the last minute, without returning
Girls Graduation was scheduled for April 7, 2012. On December 29, 2011,
I sent a deposit of $1,065.00 to Tony Matterhorn via Western Union,
officially booking him for April 7, 2012. In January 2012, Tony
Matterhorn called me to say that he had accepted another booking for
April 7, 2012 (World Clash RESET in New York). He asked if I could
change my date to April 6, 2012. I notified him that I couldn’t as I
already booked the venue in Jamaica, and made a deposit on the sound
systems, Swatch and Jamrock. Over 20,000 flyers were already printed
and I had already started street promotion in Jamaica.
Realizing that I couldn’t change the date of my event, Tony Matterhorn
said he would have to cancel with me and return my deposit ($1,065.00).
April 7, 2012 has come and gone and Tony Matterhorn has not returned
my deposit. I have reached out to him numerous times and he had set
different dates with me as to when he would return my money. That
hasn’t been done. He has given me false numbers and BBM pin and has
dodged and evaded every opportunity for me to reach him directly.
My reason for writing this letter is to make a public statement and
appeal to Tony Matterhorn to contact me directly and refund the deposit
that I had given him. His behavior is false, elusive, unprofessional
and unbecoming of someone of his stature in the dancehall music
business. I would like to resolve this matter as soon as possible.