Credited with being the catalyst that lead to the formation of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has not only outlived most of the iconic members but has continued to push reggae and dub forward well into his ninth decade.
From his early days in the 1960s as a singer and engineer for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One in Kingston, through his production of the seminal Wailers’ classics ‘African Herbsman’ and ‘Soul Revolution’, Perry’s innovative style marks him as one of reggae’s original treasures. His on-the-edge creative genius remains evident in his own solo albums of the 1970s through his steady stream of mind-boggling releases of the 1980s.
Held in the highest regard throughout the music world, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry remains one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time. A true pioneer, the “Upsetter” has worked with acts ranging from The Heptones to The Skatalites and later The Clash and Adrian Sherwood and will be appearing at this early show with a full live band.
Concorde 2, Saturday 30th September 2017