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UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell & Astro
UB40 are Britain's greatest reggae artists and have survived more than 30 years in the music business and have clocked up more than 40 million record sales worldwide with songs like Kingston Town and Red, Red Wine. The summer of 1978 saw the eight members of the Birmingham band, soon to become UB40, drawn together by their love of Jamaican reggae. Taking their name from a notorious British unemployment form, the band played their first local gig in Birmingham in 1979, and spent the rest of the year performing at pubs and clubs around the UK. British radio legend John Peel was so impressed with the group's first demo tape that he invited them to perform on his Radio One show in 1980. At the same time, the band were also asked to support The Pretenders on their triumphant national tour. They released a Top 5 single in the UK in February 1980 and, in 1981, released a brace of albums, 'Present Arms' and 'Present Arms In Dub'. Their breakthrough came with the hit single, 'Red, Red Wine'. The song topped the British singles charts in 1983 and, after renewed promotion following the 1988 Nelson Mandela Concert at Wembley, the single reached the number 1 spot in the US. Only with Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40, reunited with Astro, can audiences get to experience the closest thing to the sound of the hugely successful original line-up of UB40 as all the hits are played. They can also get to hear these two founding members’ and UK reggae pioneers’ latest take on the genre.
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The Dualers are a 9 piece ska and reggae band from South East London. They first hit the headlines when the single Kiss On The Lips stormed in to the UK top 30 despite no industry backing. With a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles and a large worldwide fan base behind them their success has continued. The Dualers' unique Jamaican style rhythm and blues sound teamed with their lively vibrant performances has seen the band consistently perform to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe and Asia.
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Gentleman's Dub Club
9-piece band from Leeds with a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, along with a super high-energy show.
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The daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook, Hollie's self-coined "tropical pop" sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. She released her self-titled debut album in the Summer of 2011 to critical acclaim from many, resulting in her being on an array of 'Top Albums of 2011' lists including The Word, The Mirror and Rough Trade.
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