This April, the Legends of Reggae are heading to Manchester Academy, with a packed roster Jamaica’s best. The show will include Max Romeo, Eek A Mouse, The Mighty Diamonds and Big Youth.
Legends of Reggae @ Manchester Academy
Thursday 2nd May, 7pm
Max Romeo is a reggae and roots reggae recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country, and in the UK. He has had huge success with songs like ‘Wet Dream’, ‘War inna Babylon’ and ‘Chase the Devil’ which was also sampled by The Prodigy.
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 raving in 1979 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’ & ‘Wah Do Dem’
The Mighty Diamonds are an influential Jamaican harmony trio From the 1970’s recording roots rock reggae.
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 by Musical Youth who then attained UK chart success.
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 released dozens of albums, toured internationally and helped set the standard for a whole generation of DJ’s to follow.
Throughout his career, Big Youth emphasized the natural Rastafarian lifestyle and adopted the political message of Bob Marley and the Wailers and other Jamaican artists of his generation.
Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
0161 232 1639