We are delighted to announce the lineup in the Reggae Rockz Marquee
Headlining on Saturday night KIOKO
Headlining on Saturday 25th May in the Reggae Rockz Marquee at Staffs Fest is KIOKO a 7 piece young multicultural band from Birmingham bringing you their soulful reggae/ska/pop sound.
KIOKO will be supporting UB40 on 31 dates of the UK Tour starting on 29th of March until 22nd May. KIOKO have also toured with international acts such as Lee scratch Perry, The Wailers and The Specials
Headlining on Sunday night Gabbidon Band
Headlining on Sunday 26th of May in the Reggae Rockz at Staffs Fest is the latest creation of Basil Gabbidon, founder of Steel Pulse. His music is eclectic, a mixture of Roots, Rock and Reggae.
SATURDAY LINE UP
Drum Workshops from 12 noon until 1 pm with Rocky Amoo
1 .30 – 2.00 Bollywood Bombay Jam Stafford As Bollywood films and dance become more popular, the dance form itself has taken on many forms and adaptations. Now, the dance style can be used as an element for musical films, taught in classes, performed in competitions, or used as a form of exercise
3 pm – 4 pm Candice Gabbidon & DemeNus
4.00 DemeNus & the Riddim Matic Band
5.15 – 6.00 Reggae Winehouse
Reggae Winehouse are a nine-piece tribute band who perform the hit songs of the legendary Amy Winehouse In a reggae rub-a-dub style. Amy was a great fan of the reggae genre and often incorporated reggae rifts and melodies into her music. The band was formed in the early part of 2017
6.30 – 7.30 Son Beam & the Beam of Light
A vibrant new and upcoming band will be playing conscious and uplifting reggae music
7.30 Rocky Amoo
African Drummer. An innovative and professional musical facilitator, specialising in African and Caribbean percussion with first rate experience in providing workshops for children, young people, adults and those with special needs in educational and community environments.
8.30 Headlining KIOKO
Kioko used strong lyrics and rhythmic melodies to spread a message that fits in with today’s ever-changing society, a message of realness and respectfulness to others and one that they will continue to see through in their new release. As well as being solid in the studio Kioko pride themselves on giving a high standard of lively and memorable shows
Comperes for Reggae Rockz DemeNus and Candice Gabbidon
Finishing off the evening is Sam Kaseba AKA Dj Samm
“I have been involved in the Birmingham DJ scene since the late 90s Starting of with family parties as you do & not taking it seriously until Not just family members thought I was apparently talented … After finally accepting this recognition I figured I’ll go for it by promoting my own events & club nights across the city with my main and longest running residency at the Legendary Lord Clifden where I hosted a 8 year SOUL & REGGAE retro sessions on Mondays & Saturdays .. It was a great opportunity to share the music from Jazz, Blues, Soul, Rocksteady Ska Reggae music that influenced my childhood & which still inspires me as an adult At the present I present my #reggaegotsoul show on Bluedotradio.com Also regularly supporting LIVE bands at The Birmingham Jamhouse While also working with Sunshine entertainment group ”
SUNDAY LINE UP
Drumming workshops from 12 noon with Rocky Amoo
3.30 – 4.15 History of Reggae with Milton Godfrey and Rocky Amoo – Mento and how music has developed
4.20 – 4.40 Thomas O’Flaherty
Dance to different styles of music which is over-laid with poetry. The dances will be improvised and based on interpretation of the music (live) and poetry(live).
5.00 – 5.45 Bobby Woods & Band
Sings Ray Charles
Bobby KP Woods spent most of his childhood surrounded by the enchanting sounds of Gospel, Soul, Blues and R&B music. His mother sang in the local Gospel Choir whilst his father was a very popular Sax player. Bobby always heavily influenced by the likes of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklyn, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.
Bobby has toured the world as a Singer/Songwriter and Bandleader, performing at many of the top Jazz Festivals across Europe including Montreux. He has won many musical accolades in Jazz, Soul, Blues and R&B as a singer including ‘Best Male Soul Singer’ at the Hummingbird Black Music Awards (forerunner to the MOBOs) in 1987 and 1988. Bobby has also worked with and met many of his musical heroes including Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Eddie Grant, Bunny Ruggs (Third World Band), Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker
6.00 – 6.30 Ras Joseph – Conscious Reggae
6.45 -7.45 Black Symbol
Roots conscious reggae band
Black Symbol a mix of roots, social commentary, spiritual music and even a love song as well as visiting some classics of the reggae genre.
8.00 – 8.30 Rocky Ammo
African Drummer.An innovative and professional musical facilitator, specialising in African and Caribbean percussion with first rate experience in providing workshops for children, young people, adults and those with special needs in educational and community environments.
8.45 – 9.45 Headlining – GABBIDON BAND
The Gabbidon Band is the latest creation of Basil Gabbidon, founder of Steel Pulse. His music is eclectic, a mixture of Roots, Rock and Reggae.
Finishing off the evening is Sam Kaseba AKA Dj Samm
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