We are delighted to announce the lineup in the Reggae Rockz Marquee
Headlining on Saturday night KIOKO
Multicultural soulful pop/reggae band from Birmingham. They will be touring with UB40 this year, plus a huge amount of festivals throughout the summer
SATURDAY LINE UP
Workshops from 1pm
4.00 Candace & Jason Gabbidon
4.30 Ras Joseph – Conscious roots reggae
5.30 Reggae Whinehouse 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
Cutch-I is a Multi Genre Singer/Song Writer and Music Producer, born and raised in Birmingham UK. Complete with his full band the ‘NuChaptah’, and some guest appearances, bringing you uplifting feel good music with a positive message and conscious Reggae vibes. conscious reggae original lyrics
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.
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
Compere for Reggae Rockz both days Jason and Basil Gabbidon
Sam Kaseba – DJ
SUNDAY LINE UP
Workshops from 1pm
5.00 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.
6.00 Bobby Woods – 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
7.00 Thomas O’Flarherty 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).
7.45 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.
8.30 Gabbidon Band is the last creation of Basil Gabbidon, founder of Steel Pulse. His music is eclectic, a mixture of Roots, Rock and Reggae.
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