• Jamaica House At O2

    By Chris Wells on July 13, 2017
    Commemorating Usain Bolt’s last competitive races at the IAAF games, promoter Robomagic is hosting Jamaica House 2017 at London’s Indigo O2 between Aug 5-13. Produced on behalf of the Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the event will showcase Jamaican artists old and new, as well as UK artists of Jamaican descent, along with acts from far and […]
  • Heritage Site

    By Chris Wells on February 28, 2017
    The Royal Family of Reggae, the one and only Morgan Heritage, are heading our way for a quartet of live dates as the nights draw out. Strictly roots all the way at: Oxford, O2 Academy [May 4]; Manchester, O2 Ritz [5]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [6]; and London, O2 Forum [7]. Tickets are priced from £27.50-£35.25. For more info and to […]
  • Chronixx Afire

    By Chris Wells on February 28, 2017
    The man Jamar McNaughton, better known to the world as Chronixx, is bringing his Chronology tour to the UK during the late spring. Once again he will be accompanied by Zincfence Redemption Band. Catch him at: Leeds, Academy 2 & Underground [May 19]; Bristol, O2 Academy [20]; Manchester, O2 Ritz [21]; Bournemouth, O2 Academy [26]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [27]; London, […]
  • Sean Paul Goes Electric

    By Chris Wells on August 10, 2016
    Dancehall legend and Grammy Award winner, Sean Paul will play an exclusive one-off show at London’s Electric Ballroom on September 13. It’s been a good year for Sean Paul: most recently he’s been to No. 1 on the Billboard charts with fellow superstar Sia on their monster hit collaboration Cheap Thrills. [It was Sia’s first ever US number 1 single, with the track also hitting the […]
  • 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 […]