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Jim Marshall Auditorium

Cleveland Watkiss: The Great Jamaican Songbook

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Cleveland Watkiss sings the songs of Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, and more. 

Cleveland will be joined by fellow UK greats Dennis Rollins MBE (trombone) Ray Carless (saxes), Orphy Robinson MBE (keys/percussion), Delroy Murray (bass), Brandon Murray (guitars), Dan Barnett (drums) and Phil Ramocon (keys). 

It is well known that Jamaica has a long history of pioneering musical sounds - from Mento, Ska, Reggae, Dub, Roots and way beyond with many of its internationally celebrated musicians spawning from that great musical institution (The Alpha Boys School) under the tutelage of (The Nun) Sister Mary Ignatius Davis.

Record labels and producers such as Studio One, Coxsone Dodd, TuffGong, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and King Tubby were all highly influential in the development of Jamaican music along with musicians, singers and performers like Don Drummond, Ernest Ranglin, Barratt Brothers, Jackie Mittoo, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Alton Elis, Ken Booth, The Wailers, Millie Small, Marcia Griffith, Dawn Penn, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Burnin Spear, Jonny Osbourne and many many others.

Pre-concert talk: 7.15pm

Free to ticket holders, but must be booked in advance Join Cleveland as he reflects on his personal musical influence, his career in music and the role and influences of Jamaican music on his own music making and the wider British music scene.

The Stables is proud to support Independent Venues Week 2020
27 January-2 February 2020


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