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Reggae Legend Tour, Max Romeo, Eek a Mouse, Big Youth & Mighty Diamonds (5 May) Reggae Legend Tour, Max Romeo, Eek a Mouse, Big Youth & Mighty Diamonds (5 May)
Reggae Legend Tour, Max Romeo, Eek a Mouse, Big Youth & Mighty Diamonds (5 May)

London get ready for what will undoubtedly be the biggest roots revival concert of the year. As four of Jamaica’s living Reggae legends; Max Romeo, Eek a Mouse, The Mighty Diamonds and Big Youth take to the big lawn of the Electric Brixton on May 5.

 

On the bill is Max Romeo, recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country and in the UK. He’s had huge success with songs like Wet Dream (a song banned by the BBC), War inna Babylon and Chase the Devil.

 

His first foray into the music world part of the Emotions group was the single Buy You a Rainbow which became immediate success. Buoyed by this, the young singer went to produce as a solo artist a string of ballads and love songs earning him the moniker of Max Romeo.

 

After the 70’s violence, his songs gained a more political edge resulting in string of hits such as conflagrant Sipple out Deh, the melancholy One Step Forward and the revolutionary nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice. Expect the same hard edged performance that has been his trademark for many years now.

 

The minute you hear Eek A Mouse, you never forget him. His vocal style and catchphrases made him one of the most exciting Dee-Jays and performers of his era.

 

Eek A Mouse sent the Jamaican dancehalls in a frenzy with his very DJ single Once a Virgin which then continued throughout the eighties with a string of hits including Sensi Party, Ganja Smuggling, Annerexol and Wah Do Dem.

 

His energetic and engaging performing style continues to wow audiences, expect the singjay to be at his very best.

 

If you were raving around in the 70’s you would have heard I Need A Roof’ at every dance or blues you went. The Mighty Diamonds were an influential Jamaican harmony trio from the 1970’s recording some of the finest roots rock reggae to grace this genre.

 

Best known for their 1976 debut album Right Time the 1979 release Deeper Roots and the Sly & Robbie produced Pass the Kutchie, which was later covered to UK chart success by Musical Youth.

 

If their recent performances are anything to go by this magnificent group have lost none of their early rootsy vibe.

 

The singer behind the seminal hit Screaming Target is back to grace London with his flowing locks and distinctive style. Big Youth was part of the first wave of Jamaican DJ’s inspired by U-Roy.

 

After a series of chart singles in Jamaica, he went on to release dozens of albums, toured internationally and helped set the standard for a whole generation of DJ’s to follow.

 

Throughout his career, Big Youth emphasised the natural Rastafarian lifestyle and adopted the political message of Bob Marley and the Wailers and other Jamaican artists of his generation. Always the lively consummate performer, his set will surely set the Electric on fire.

 

The tour will take place in the following cities and venues: Brighton – Concorde 2 / Manchester – O2 Academy / Cardiff – Tramshed / Norwich – UEA / London – Electric / Bristol – SWX.

 

Legends of Reggae, 5 May, Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ Visit www.ticketweb.uk for tickets and details.