• 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]; […]
  • Lively Up Motown!

    By Chris Wells on June 16, 2014
    They’re back! After two sold out shows at Southbank Centre with their Catch A Fire tribute to Bob Marley and The Wailers, the immense 32-piece Jazz Jamaica All Stars return with yet another awesome extravaganza – this time concentrating on classic love songs from the iconic Motown record label, re-imagined in Jazz Jamaica’s inimitable stylee. They’ll be accompanied by soulful lead voices Beverley Skeete […]
  • Summer Of One Love – Update

    By Chris Wells on June 16, 2014
    The annual One Love Festival has had to move venue – due to incredible ticket demand. The weekend event will now take place at a brand new site 10mins away from the old one, at  Springfield Farm, Salden Lane,  Milton Keynes, MK17 0PN. Running between Aug 15-17, this year’s line-up stars Cocoa Tea, Sir John Holt, Wailing Souls, Cornell Campbell with Soothsayers, […]
  • Bunny For BFI

    By Chris Wells on May 19, 2014
    As part of the African Odysseys series of films, an umbrella event that has been running for seven years at the BFI on London’s South Bank, there will be a UK premiere screening for I Am The Gorgon: Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee & The Roots Of Reggae on Saturday, June 14. The documentary film, directed by Diggory Kenrick, tells the story of […]
  • Alborosie For London

    By Chris Wells on March 25, 2014
    GoMad Events, DeepBrass Productions and Intergalactic Music have announced a debut London date for Jamaica-based/Sicily-born reggae star Alborosie and Shengen Clan at Electric Brixton on April 10, 2014. Support comes from Mr. Faso (Rootikal) and Brixton Heights Crew. After a successful tour throughout South America and Europe in 2013, performing at Montreux Jazz Festival, Solidays, Garorock, Dour Festival, Summerjam, Rototom and more, Alborosie and his […]
  • Ziggy So Fly

    By Chris Wells on March 7, 2014
    Ziggy Marley will release his fifth studio album on April 14, via Tuff Gong Worldwide/V2 BeNeLux. Fly Rasta will be quickly followed by a London live date – on Wednesday, April 23 at The Electric, Brixton. Tickets will cost you just under £22 each. Support on the gig comes from Hollie Cook. The album incorporates elements of rock, funk, soul and […]
  • Wayne ‘Sleng Teng’ Smith Dies

    By Chris Wells on February 20, 2014
    The man who originated the famous ‘Sleng Teng’ rhythm, Wayne Smith, died in Jamaica on Monday, February 17. He was only 48 and had been ill for some time. Reports suggest he had recently shown signs of improvement when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Smith will mainly be remembered for his work on the Sleng Teng rhythm, the first […]