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A Tribute to Lee Scratch Perry
A Tribute to Lee Scratch Perry

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A Tribute to Lee Scratch Perry

Curated and performing live: MAD PROFESSOR OMAR PERRY (Premiere UK Tour), EARL 16 (Dreadzone) plus HEADSESSIONS SOUND SYSTEM

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Southampton, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR, UK

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'A Tribute to Lee Scratch Perry'

Curated and performing live


OMAR PERRY (Premiere UK Tour)

EARL 16 (Dreadzone)



Friday 28th January 2022 Doors 8.00pm - 1.00am

Super Early Bird £10.00 Early Bird £12.50 1st release £14.50 2nd release £16.50 Final release £18.50

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On the passing of Lee Scratch Perry, longtime friend and collaborator Mad Professor penned a touching tribute to the late dub visionary:

"The end of an era! We first worked in the early eighties, recording several tracks and doing several tours, having many laughs, sharing many dreams…we spoke together with his wife a week ago…What a character! Totally ageless! Extremely creative, with a memory as sharp as a tape machine! A brain as accurate as a computer! We travelled the world together…Japan, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, All over the USA and Canada…and many more places.

Never a dull moment! All the Bob Marley stories…all the Coxone Dodd stories!! And many more…

A clear understanding of the music and reggae industry…He guided me through the complicated reggae landscape, taught me how to balance a track to create hits… he knew it…I am happy to have learnt from him..

Sometimes he is the father, other times the son, sometimes, he is the advisor, other times he is seeing advise! I am missing him already, but happy to have known him. We have released about 20 album releases, and have another 20 albums waiting to be released…the end of an era !"

Now Mad Professor plays tribute to his friend touring the UK to celebrate his life in his own unique dub style.

Joining the Professor will be Lee Perry's son Omar Perry. Omar Perry was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1968 and grew up in such a musical environment, watching some of the greatest artists that ever worked in his father’s studio, the “Black Ark” : Max Romeo, Junior Murvin, Bob Marley with the Wailers ... Omar knew one day he would dedicate his life to the Music.

Omar has performed numerous festivals across Europe and has supported acts such Sly & Robbie featuring Mykal Rose, Buju Banton, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis and has collaborated with artists such as Dreadzone, Mafia & Fluxy, Mad Professor and Ruff Cutt and had featured with Ghetto Priest, Earl Sixteen, Dub Incorporation and K2R Riddim.

Finishing off the bill we bring you Earl 16.

Earl grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and was influenced by artists such as Dennis Brown and in 1975 recorded "Malcolm X" for producer Jo Gibbs- a track written by his school-friend Winston McAnuff, and which was later successfully covered by Dennis Brown. In 1977, he joined The Boris Gardiner Happening, which brought him into contact with Lee Scratch Perry. In the late 1970s, Earl recorded four tracks at Perry's Black Ark studio, including the original recording of "White Belly Rat", also meeting Earl Morgan of The Heptones who later produced his album, Shining Star. In the early 1980s he recorded singles for a variety of producers including Linval Thompson, Augustus Pablo, Clement Dodd, Sugar Minott. Yabby You and Derrick Harriott, and recorded his debut album with Mikey Dread.

In 1985, after spending time in the US he relocated to England where he met Mad Professor who Earl began working with.

In the 1990s he made guest appearances on tracks by Leftfield and he has been one of the two vocalists for the UK electronica/reggae band Dreadzone since 1995. He signed to WEA for his major label debut album, 1997's Steppin' Out, which was nominated for a MOBO award.

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