• Level Vibes

    By Chris Wells on June 9, 2016
    July 7 sees the return of Natty’s Vibes & Pressure night, now in its new home at the reopened Jazz Café, London. Alongside Natty in the first set [at 8pm!] will be musical prodigy from Gambia, Jally Kabba Susso while topping off the line-up will be Cali P, flying in from Jamaica to follow-up the success of his track Coconut […]
  • Bunny & Max

    By Chris Wells on May 20, 2016
    Reggae legends Bunny Wailer and Max Romeo are teaming up for a trio of UK dates during mid-summer. Opening up at Manchester Ritz on Friday, July 8, they zip down to Birmingham Academy the following night and wind up at London’s Kentish Town Forum on Sunday, July 10. Hit for further details and to book tickets.
  • YolanDa’s Reggae Got Soul

    By Chris Wells on February 12, 2016
    Double MOBO award winning saxophonist and composer YolanDa Brown will be taking her ‘Reggae Love Songs’ tour out on the road later this month on a string of dates that will last right through the summer and beyond. There are some special guests too: marrying soul and jazz prowess with the reggae sounds of her roots, YolanDa will be joined on various […]
  • Walk Like Gyptian

    By Chris Wells on November 4, 2015
    Reggae don Gyptian has a series of live shows booked for later this month. Catch him at: Manchester, Band On The Wall [Nov 21]; London, Jazz Café [25]; Birmingham, O2 Institute [26]; London, Jazz Café [27]; Sheffield, O2 Academy [28]; Chester, Live Rooms [29]. Visit for info and to book.
  • Got The Cure

    By Chris Wells on October 26, 2015
      Rebuilding his career after nine years in jail, Jah Cure is making his best music ever. John Masouri takes his medicine.   After resisting the temptation to travel all the way to Paris for a 15-minute interview, I caught up with Jah Cure on the phone as he relaxed with a Polish family he’d just met, and who’d invited […]
  • Skamouth Platinum Tickets To Be Won!!!

    By Chris Wells on July 20, 2015
    This Autumn’s Skamouth Festival, due to take place at the Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth on the weekend of November 27-30, will be headlined by The Beat feat Ranking Roger, Derrick Morgan, Roy ‘Mr. Symarip’ Ellis & The Moonstompers, Bunny Lee, Owen Gray and Stone Foundation. As usual, there’s an extensive support line-up, including Freddie Notes & The Goldmaster […]
  • Beres & Bunny Team Up

    By Chris Wells on June 9, 2015
    Jamaican reggae giants Bunny Wailer and Beres Hammond have confirmed they are to play a series of shows across the UK in July 2015. Beres will play at the O2 Academy in Leeds on Saturday, July 11, before being joined by Bunny for a short run of joint-headline shows at the O2 Academy venues in Bristol [12th], Liverpool [16th], Brixton […]
  • A Handful Of Chronixx

    By Chris Wells on May 18, 2015
    Look out for five dates from reggae man Chronixx during this summer, up and down the country. We already told you in the print mag that he’ll be playing the Somerset House series on Sunday, July 12, but now there are four more shows to add to the itinerary. Catch him at: Oxford, O2 Academy [July 16]; Leeds, O2 Academy [17]; Bristol, […]
  • Legendary Status

    By Chris Wells on May 13, 2015
    Promoted jointly by The Drum and Full Joy, Legends Of Reggae featuring Leroy Sibbles, Ken Boothe, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Queen Ifrica and Gyptian will take place at The Drum, Birmingham on Saturday, May 30. Support acts on the night include Priscilla Cameron and Leesha Mac. DJs include Countryman, Wassifa, Rankin and Warren Tonealong with compere Gman.  
  • 40 Over 20

    By Chris Wells on February 27, 2015
    Hard working UK reggae outfit UB40 have put together a 23-date UK tour for the spring and into summer. Beginning on May 3 at Newcastle, City Hall, the guys then go: Perth, Concert Hall [May 4]; Motherwell, Concert Hall [5]; Warrington, Pyramind & Parr [8]; Halifax, Victoria [9]; Gloucester, GL1 Leisure Centre [10]; Cambridge, Corn Exchange [12]; Guildford, G-Live [13]; […]