Saturday, April 21, 2007

Upcoming reggae gigs

Just a few lines to highlight some reggae gigs coming up that I'll be attending.

First of all, the Reggae Princess Yaz Alexander is back in action on stage tomorrow, Saturday 21 April, as the main support artist to South African superstar Lucky Dube at the Aylestone WMC in Leicester (9pm-Late). She will be singing her new release Empress and a host of other self-penned songs. Then on Monday 7 May, she will be back at the same venue as support to Beenie Man & Angel (9pm- Late). Read more about Yaz here.

Another of my favourite reggae groups, Gabbidon, are scheduled for their regular spot on stage at the JamHouse in Birmingham on Wednesday 30 May, with a 9pm start. Waltzing through their history of reggae show, Gabbidon will bring us a host of classic cuts from the full range of the reggae genre. Basil Gabbidon will be leading from the front, ably accompanied on lead vocals by Leonie Smith, Indigo and Lee Alexander. You'd be a fool to miss this show. More on Gabbidon here.

And don't miss the next instalment from Reggaebaby Jean Mclean, who'll be backed by Memphis at the Ipanema bar, Broad Street, Birmingham on Sunday 3 June, 7.30pm start (£3 at door). Jean's last show at the same venue went down a real storm. Read more here.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Lucky Dube sent a large African and West Indian crowd into raptures in Leicester last night (21 April). Despite a late venue change, the gig was well supported by a knowledgeable audience and Lucky Dube, with full band and three backing singers/dancers, gave his all, as he always does.

Supporting Lucky Dube was Birmingham's very own YAZ ALEXANDER, who did a well-received twenty-minute warm up at 11pm. Kicking off with This World and Black Pride, she gave a great demonstration of her full vocal range during Dennis Brown's How Could I Leave, before setting the female members of the audience into a frenzy with Empress. More Love and I completed her set...and a job well done.

Yaz will be back in Leicester as support to Beenie Man & D'Angel on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May.