February 7th – and every first Thursday
Hoochie Coochie Club, 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF
February 23 at Cluny, Newcastle: SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS, punky dub reggae, with Jazz Riot, Smokin Coconuts.
March 1st at Star and Shadow, Newcastle – NEWFRO MUSIC: In support of artists of African Heritage. Live Hip-Hop, R&, reggae
March 9 at Cluny, Newcastle – DREADZONE, great dub band.
April 6 at Cobalt studios, Newcastle: DENNIS BOVELL is back !
Dennis Bovell, the star of Waka Waka’s production of “A Story of Reggae in the UK”, is back in the North East for an intimate gig at Cobalt Studios in Newcastle on 6th April. Born in Barbados, he’s a a British Reggae legend.
He’s the originator of Lover’s Rock and the producer of big hits such as ‘Silly Games’ (Janet Kay) and ‘After Tonight’ with his band Matumbi. Check out “A Story of Reggae in the UK” (a 15 minute film summary) which we performed in Gateshead and Liverpool and now hope to tour –
April 12 at Sage Gateshead – LONDON ASTROBEAT ORCHESTRA
April 27 at Longlands Club, Middlesbrough: SKAFACE
May 4 at O2 Academy, Newcastle: THE SPECIALS, also 5 May at Middlesbrough Town Hall. 40th anniversary tour.
May 5 at Newcastle City Hall (and May 6 at Middlesbrough Town Hall) – UB40, world-famous reggae band.
June 20 at The Cluny, Newcastle: THE DUALERS, one of the very best ska/reggae bands. Also appearing at The Boiler Shop, Newcastle 21 & 22 June.
October 20 at The Boiler Shop, Newcastle – THE SELECTER – 40th Anniversary Tour