• Welcome To Jamwax

    By Chris Wells on October 3, 2017
    Kevin Le Gendre gets some answers from Joe at Jamwax Records. When was the label founded? Joe: The label was founded in December 2013 when I just came back from a digging trip in Jamaica. It was a great session in a house with more than 35,000 vinyl [watch Jamwax youtube channel to see the session]. Most of them had […]
  • Revolution For Zephaniah

    By Chris Wells on August 2, 2017
    September 1 sees the release of a brand new album from internationally revered poet, writer and socio-political commentator Benjamin Zephaniah. Entitled Revolutionary Minds, the new set arrives during a series of live shows at festivals and venues throughout the UK. Zephaniah is, of course, strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls ‘street politics’. His […]
  • Horace Andy Live In Brighton

    By Chris Wells on July 24, 2017
    HORACE ANDY [KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON, JULY 19] The Komedia on Gardner Street is in the centre of Brighton, just a few minutes from the seafront, train station and main shopping areas, including The Lanes and North Laines. It’s the perfect location for a music venue, although Komedia also houses a cinema and sidewalk café, as well as several performance rooms. Downstairs […]
  • 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 […]