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"Steel City Rhythm are a Sheffield based 9 piece playing a unique mix of up-tempo, politically conscious, Dub/Reggae Fusion music. Mixing blazing brass lines and soaring vocals over Hip-Hop beats, heavy Dub breaks and rhythmic Funk grooves, Steel City Rhythm have been storming stages across the UK with their trademark high-octane shows, guaranteed to leave audiences sweaty and satisfied!
Over the last few years, Steel City Rhythm have supported international acts such as Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, UB40, Gentlemen's Dub Club, Toddla T, The Hot 8 Brass Band and Dreadzone to name a few and are fast becoming favourites on the festival circuit, making high profile appearances at Boomtown Fair, The international Ska Festival, One Love, Ynot, Kaya and Tramlines, as well as headlining underground favourites such as the Northern Green Gathering and The Curious Yellow Weekend!
In 2016, SCR released their debut album 'Free Love and Fighting' to critical acclaim, receiving airplay around the world including on BBC1Xtra courtesy of David Rodigan himself! Now working on their eagerly awaited second album, Steel City Rhythm are definately ones to watch in 2017!!'
Praise for 'Free Love & Fighting':
"Rather nice indeed!" - Rodigan, BBC1xtra (UK)
"Explosive and original talent" - Rude Boy Train (France)
" Serving up a very tasty platter of brass driven Reggae, Ska & Dub goodness and overflowing with expertly crafted, uplifting tunes,this excellent release looks set to propel the 8 piece combo from local to national & indeed international recognition!" - Do the Dog Music (UK)
"Wholesome grooves, punchy lyrics and good vibes ... Steel City Rhythm offer a solid group of tunes here, all well produced and very well written. Free Love and Fighting provides something different and is hugely crucial to the diversity of the Sheffield music scene." - Now Then Magazine (UK)
"The group build upon solid foundations of dub and reggae, and add their own flare of hip-hop and funk with an assured confidence … Free Love And Fighting will make a solid and enjoyable addition to any dub playlist … listening to this album will help you feel like summer has arrived already!" - The Punk Archive (UK)
"These guys need no introduction. Steel City Rhythm are one of the finest, most popular and exciting bands that Sheffield has to offer. Their innovative mix of Reggae, Dub and Fusion blends to create a monster of a sound that leaves even the most reserved guy in the room, up on the dance floor, busting some moves". - English Rain (UK)
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Saw SCR for the first time supporting Rhoda Dakar. I was blown away by the performance and energy emanating from the stage. They were there to do their stuff and to ensure the crowd had a good time. And that they did, seeing the bar very high indeed, perhaps too… (cont'd) Karl
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