Virtus & Steppin Hot Band At Attic Bar (Bristol) - Sat 23 Sep

We proudly introduce to you for the first time in UK one of the hottest rising star outta Italy.. "VIRTUS" backed by "Steppin\' HOT Band". So put the date on your agenda as it gonna be an heavy weight night! Also on the night before and after the show DJ set by Fu-Zion Amorion, Forlai, Salento Roots Sound, Outta Da Yard, Mad Eddy.. Start : 8.30pm / Make sure you come early! (Door tax : 3) Miss is a diss ! VIRTUS BIO : Federico Gidaro, aka Virtus, was born in Rome on November 22, 1986, and from an early age he expressed his interest in music. He studied accordion at the Luciano Fancelli\'s school and also he attended for a short period the Elio Polizzi\'s school specialized in movie music. Currently he is engaged in studies of musicology at the Faculty of Arts and Fiolosofia Torvergata University in Rome. His approach to reggae music has begun in the summer of 2004 thanks to the friends of his origin country in the south of Italy (St. Andrea Apostolo dello Jonio - Cz). Since 2005 starting out the first self-productions along with the first performances. In the winter of 2006 started the collaboration with the Pakka Sound (of which he was a member until 2009) with whom he could perform in historic locations of reggae roman such as the CSOA Global Village and the CSOA Intifada. In 2008 he participated in the compilation Southyard # 1 (of the homonymous Southyard Records) as author of the song "Mi gyal" and as a composer of "Bless The Ladyes riddim" on which they sang important italian singers like Fido Guido, Mama Marjas, Kalafro Sound Power and Treble (ex Sud Sound System). In 2009 he released his first album in free download ( containing old songs rearranged and new productions played and composed by VirtuS (except for Early Morning riddim and Bullet Era riddim produced by MacroMarco). A new work, "Waiting Fi di Album" (available in free download), is released at the end of 2011: a new album completely sung in patwa (jamaican creole language) with instrumentals made by italian and international producers. Some of the singles included in the album like "Bun \'till a Morning" and "Raggamusic inna mi life" are pressed on vinyl (7") also with some of the most important names of the reggae scene like Yami Bolo, Million Stylez and General Levy. Thanks to this album VirtuS starts the "Waiting fi di Tour" spreading his music all over Italy and Europe (France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal). In 2012 the sites includes VirtuS among the "upcoming artist and revelations 2012". Currently he is also undertaken to produce as a singer and beatmaker in a new label called REDGOLDGREEN spreading his music through live concerts backed by Miss B-Ranks (selecta outta Gal Dem Crew).

Attic Bar, Bristol, United Kingdom

Virtus & Steppin Hot Ba...

Attic Bar


23 Sep



Following on from his huge sold-out Bristol show last year, the dubmaster himself.... Lee Scratch Perry (official) returns! The immense legend that is LEE SCRATCH PERRY brings his incredible back-catalogue to BRISTOL for what promises to be an exceptional night. The irrepressible 83 year old reggae legend is back with his spectacular full-band show exhibiting the fruits of an incredible carreer from a true original Doors: 9pm - 2am 18+ Only. Tickets: 22.50 + Booking Fee Adv Tickets available online from:

Fiddlers, Bristol, United Kingdom

Lee Scratch Pe



01 Oct

Reggae Take Over - Bristol / Imagine That Spins

Imagine That are delighted to introduce its new talented friends... REGGAE TAKE OVER - selections from the sweet harmonies of Roots Reggae, through to present day bashment. Truly something for everyone The perfect headline act for our debut night at Basement 45 IMAGINE THAT SPINS - backing up Reggae Takeover on the 1s and 2s bringing an ever-evolving eclectic mix REGGAE TAKE OVER Reggae Take Over is a tireless reggae sound with a mission of unity. First taking to the stage in early 2009, they have since played all over the UK and even Australia, ramming venues with diverse and energetic crowds. The crew has been privileged to support reggae artists like Frankie Paul and Marcia Griffiths as well as artists from the wider musical sphere, including Faithless and Zero 7. IMAGINE THAT SPINS

Basement 45, Bristol, United Kingdom

Reggae Take Over - Bris...

Basement 45


07 Oct

Dappa Don & The Playaz

DAPPA DON AND THE PLAYAZ are a Bristol-based, seven-piece reggae band, playing Lovers Rock, Rock Steady and Roots Reggae music. The PLAYAZ are now playing new versions of classic reggae riddims and original material from their new album. Thier music has positive vibrations that carry a message of love, hope, tolerance and unity for the world.

The Golden Lion, Bristol, United Kingdom

Dappa Don & The Playaz...

The Golden Lion


07 Oct

Black Uhuru Performed By Mykal Rose - O2 Forum Kentish Town

Soundcrash presents Black Uhuru performed by Mykal Rose

O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom

Black Uhuru Performed B...

O2 Forum Kentish Town


13 Oct

Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band | The Fleece, Bristol

Mon 16th Oct | 7.30pm | 12 adv | All Ages* Macka B Macka.B and the Roots Ragga Band will be live at The Fleece on Monday 16th October for a special #MedicalMonday reggae jam! With a mission of spreading good vibes, peaceful messages and positivity, and a warm-up from the infectious Tree House Fire, the hilarious Macka B performing in the musical hub of Bristol is not to be missed! TICKETS : *under 16s must be with an adult -- The UK DJ and Reggae legend has toured all corners of the Globe over the last 30 years, and has an impressive collection of over 17 studio albums featuring a host of renowned sound systems and roots artists - and he continues to release records today, with Reggaeville describing him as one of the UKs most influential singjays. Hes made an international name for himself in both Roots Reggae and Soundsystem culture, whilst also becoming an internet sensation with his motivational and lifestyle teaching youtube videos; featuring the weekly Medical Mondays and Wha Ma Eat Wednesdays. The humorous and influential lyricist will be joined by the Roots Ragga Band for a fantastic night of reggae music. Tree House Fire Support will be provided by Tree House Fire, a 5-piece reggae/dub band that play their own style of upbeat, catchy songs with infectious hooks, soothing grooves and stomping beats, tailor-made to get you moving! The popularity of this Welsh band has seen them share the stage with the likes of The Skints, Sonic Boom Six, Jaya the Cat, The Beat, The Selecter and New York ska legends The Toasters, along with numerous festival appearances including the UKs largest reggae and ska festival, Boomtown Fair, alongside established acts such as Damian Marley, Madness, Cat Empire and Anthony B, to name a few. For a one-off Medical Monday special celebrating reggae in all its glory, join Macka.B & the Roots Ragga Band and Tree House Fire at 7.30pm at The Fleece on Monday 16th October 2017! The Fleece

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Macka B & The Roots Rag...

The Fleece


16 Oct

Nanci And Phoebe (Congo Natty)

Reggae Take Over proudly presents... Nanci and Phoebe live in Birmingham As the youngest members of the Congo Natty family, Nanci and Phoebe are the bearers of the junglist torch. Their fresh take on hosting DJ sets breaks all genre conventions. They are known for mixing powerful flows, thought-provoking lyrics, booming bass lines and stringent bluesy harmonies. This will be a wild night of reggae and jungle to remember! In 2014 Nanci and Phoebe SOLD OUT our venue in Nottingham and since then they have gone from strength to strength. Theyve taken the reggae and jungle scenes by storm, tearing up festivals like Boomtown, Outlook and Glastonbury and touring all over the world. With very special guests... Young Culture Goosensei And your hosts... Reggae Take Over Doors 10pm - 5am Tickets 5-8 adv/ 10 OTD 18+ (bring photo ID) Join the movement to get EXCLUSIVE first access to tickets for future events: One love.

PST, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nanci And Phoebe (congo...



20 Oct

Backbeat Soundsystem

In a UK reggae scene that has long eschewed bands in favor of sound systems, Backbeat Soundsystem are a different beast, bringing 8 musicians to the stage. While many of their peers are slavish in their attempt to recreate an authentic Jamaican-leaning sound, Backbeat Soundsystem are not afraid to go in totally different directions, pulling in influences from all across the music spectrum, to create their vision of modern reggae. Dean and Adjua effortlessly tear up the stage with lush harmonies, soaring melodies and natural born chemistry. This combined with a flawless horn section and undeniable groove leaves the audience mesmerised by their show stopping performance. Bringing an electronic flavour to the mix, with dub effects, sirens and live analog synthesiser, Backbeat Soundsystem remind the world that dub reggae is at the forefront of dance music culture.

New Cross Inn, London, United Kingdom

Backbeat Sound

New Cross Inn


26 Oct

Katchafire - O2 Academy Islington

Academy Events present Katchafire Plus special guests Ticket prices: Early bird - 19.50 advance STBF Standard - 22.00 advance STBF Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times. Minimum Age Restriction: 8 O2 Priority pre-sale: Tuesday 13th June 2017 @ 10am General on-sale: Thursday 15th June 2017 @ 10am

O2 Academy Islington, London, United Kingdom

Katchafire - O2 Academy...

O2 Academy Islington


30 Oct


Sud Sound System Live In London

GoMad Events is proud to present you an incredible LIVE show coming all the way from South Italy to the Brixton Jamm on the 9th of November 2017: Sud Sound System Official Live feat. PAPA LEU Selecter MR FASO (Rootikal London) Amaraterra Live Fenomeno show ( Open The Gate ) Brixton Heights SUPER EARLY BIRDS Available now! Ticketscript: Italian reggae ambassadors in the world, Sud Sound System are back to London to present their last incredible album, Eternal Vibes! Three years after their last album, Sud Sound System are now back with their 10th album after having performed in the most important European capital cities and for their first time in Jamaica. 16 musical tracks full of meaningful messages and deep emotions that confirm them as ambassadors of the Reggae music in Italy and around the world and main proponents of those unique sounds made in Salento. The album reveals the double face of the artists who identify themselves with rebellious and angry bandits as well as dreamers and lovers looking for a balance in todays society. Eternal Vibes is an invitation for people to free themselves from the lies of the system and to question all the rhetorics and clichs. It is therefore an album of social protest: a protest against the institutions total disinterest towards the problems of young people (alle pezze, cose de pacci) as well as a protest against the supremacy of banks and multinational corporations. Generally speaking, it is against todays violence concealed by the hypocrisy of the Church and institutionalized religions (A nome de Diu). At the same time it is also an album of love songs and rediscovery of their own land enriched by the cooperation of several artists such as Enzo Avitabile, U-Roy, Anthony B, Freddy Mc Gregor and Wild Life. TOUR DATES (continuous updating calendar): 02 October STUTTGART 03 October COLOGNE 07 November BRUXELLES 08 Novmber BARCELONA 09 November LONDON 12 November AMSTERDAM Plus support from: MR FASO ( Rootikal London ) Amaraterra - Band playing Pizzica, Taranta, Roots Music Brixton Heights Fenomeno show ( Open The Gate ) The Brixton Jamm 261 Brixton Road SW9 6LH London UK 7.00pm 00.00am For more info please contact: [email protected] Thanks to Molly Arts Live STRICTLY OVER 18

Brixton Jam, London, United Kingdom

Sud Sound System Live I...

Brixton Jam


09 Nov

Undercover Hippy

Not your average singer/songwriter. Undercover Hippy, otherwise known as ex Drum & Bass MC, Billy Rowan, brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Hes teamed up with some awesome and very talented musicians and is now known for his high energy, interactive and immensely entertaining live shows. Combining provocative lyrics with catchy hooks and feel good groove this is music to thance to (thats rightthink and dance) Think Natty meets Eminem on a protest marchat the Edinburgh Fringe. Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, this perfomance will take you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.

The Old Market Assembly, Bristol, United Kingdom

Undercover Hip

The Old Market Assembly


24 Nov

Macka B (Full Band) + Support

Macka B has always been interested in music. At a very young age he was impressed by the heavyweight sound system Lord Barley, playing in the blues party next door. The vibrant reggae beat found a place in his heart that remains there to this very day. Curator of Macka Bs Medical Mondays & Wha me eat Wednesdays he is one of Britains most influential dancehall toasters, pushing the music back towards a Rastafarian political consciousness. His rough, gravelly vocals gave him an instantly identifiable sound, and his production chiefly handled by Mad Professor updated dub reggae techniques for the dancehall age, proving that the two sounds werent mutually exclusive. 2017 was witness to Macka Bs latest milestone. Hes dedication to the vegan lifestyle and spectacular weekly food updates allowed him to become a global viral success generating a staggering 50 Million views in less than a month! 2017 also sees him release his latest album Health is Wealth out on the legendary Greensleeves label. STANDING // 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) // THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN KOMEDIA MAIN SPACE

Komedia Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom

Macka B (full Band) + S...

Komedia Brighton


27 Nov


King Hammond At New Cross Inn

Arthur Daley presents an evening of firm handed festive fun in association with Harold Shand and the Driscoll Brothers! Doors 7pm 10 ADV / 13 OTD King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia Skinhead Reggae, Bluebeat & Ska. King Hammond is Nick Welsh former member of Bad Manners, The Selecter & Skaville UK. He has worked with & produced artists like Prince Buster,Laurel Aitken,Dave Barker,Judge Dread & Lee \'Scratch\' Perry. With Special Guests: GBX (Garry Bushell Experience) The GBX project is separate from the Gonads but a development of the kind of songs we wrote for Old Boots No Panties. The Gonads will carry on as a separate punkier entity. Hope you dig it! Smiley & The Underclass Wicked and wild Dub Punk outta London. "Think Bob Dylan meets The Clash and King Tubby down a dark alley with razor-blades". Smiley and The Underclass emerged two years ago from the melting pot of West Londons Ladbroke Grove as the sound of 21st Century multicultural London. Lead Shot Hazard Based in London, Lead Shot Hazard is a coming together of third wave kids fast-paced, horn-driven ska/punk whose aim in life to make audiences bounce, and then hum their songs on the way home. Imagine if Capdown had a baby with Streetlight Manifesto Lead Shot Hazard makes that a reality.

New Cross Inn, London, United Kingdom

King Hammond At New Cro...

New Cross Inn


08 Dec

The UB40 Experience

The Ub40 Experience is an 8 man tribute to the kings of reggae UB40. Unlike most other UB40 tributes the UB40 experience pay tribute to all 8 UB40 members including a 3 man horn section. The band formed in late 2013 and hope to play at a venue near you soon? so come along and celebrate with us the history of the worlds greatest ever reggae band and experience the soulful sound of UB40. Any future dates will be announced on this page along with up to date UB40 news also.

Globe, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The Ub40 Exper



09 Dec

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