Little Roy 'Battle for Seattle' 100 Club ticket winners announced!
Reggae has provided some smart interpretations of contemporary rock and pop in recent years, the most obvious example being the Easy Star All-Stars with their fabulous interpretations of Pink Floyd and Radiohead songs.
Now there's another reggae artist with covers on his mind - Little Roy. Known to many collectors of Jamaican Studio One releases and a previous collaborator with On-U-Sound guru Adrian Sherwood for the recommended "Long Time" album in 1996, Roy has recently hooked-up with British producer, Prince Fatty, to work on a clutch of Nirvana covers.
The first release from these sessions was a 7" only issue of "Dive" and "Sliver", originally rough garage-rockers, now deftly converted into summery rocksteady versions designed to put a smile on your face and to stop rock-fans in their tracks. An album, "Battle For Seattle", is due out on 5th September and I can assure you is a corker. Leave your preconceptions at the door and look forward to lilting renditions of "Come As You Are", "On A Plain" and "Lithium", delivered with Roy's husky vocals - a perfect match, in fact.
Facebook fans Matt Martin and Rosie Goode have eached won themselves a pair of tickets to this exclusive gig (other than our competition, tickets were only available in a prize-draw from the Converse website - it forms part of their music series).
After London, they all head to Reading and Leeds' festivals (minus Don Letts).
- Fri 3rd May 2019 Little RoyThe Craufurd Arms (Wolverton)Buy Tickets
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