Irie Music Reggae Festival


Irie Music's Mini REGGAE Festival Black Lion Hereford UK Saturday 29th October 2011

Also helping raising awareness and funds for Ellis's Happy Feet Fund. Many of the artists and organisers are donating their services free of charge for the event, the stall holders will be contributing from profits, profits from the door will be donated and a fund raising raffle to be drawn on the day. For further Raffle details click here...

Irie Music Presents Gabbidon (a top UK Reggae Band), the world renowned Scientist Sound System, numerous guest DJ's and performers from the Reggae world, an African Drumming Workshop, Heated Marquees and a Caribbean Kitchen serving soul food from 6:00pm till close at 2:00am

UK Reggae artist Basil Gaibbidon (Founder Member and Ex Steel Pulse legend and Grammy Award Winner) and his 7 piece band.

Irie Music’s 21st Birthday Party, Trading since 1990 so were putting together a mini REGGAE Festival on Saturday 29th October 2011 at the Black Lion Hereford

Main Event: 6:00pm – 2:00am

Basil Gabbidon (Grammy Award Winner Ex Steel Pulse) and his 7 - 9 piece REGGAE band playing two 45 minutes sets: 9:30pm – 10:15pm and 11:15pm – 12:00pm

Basil Gabbidon - vocals and lead guitar : Colin Gabbidon - drums : Lee Alexander - vocals : Leonie Moore - vocals : Indigo - vocals : Paul Beckford - bass : Faisal - keyboards : Alvin Davis - trumpet : Errol 'Spider' Smith - trombone

Phil Linnell - Guitar and vocals, Steve Price - Bass, Rachel Green - Keyboards, Jake Poloni - Drums. Featuring - Saxophones

Scientist Sound System from Birmingham featuring Robbo, Desi Roots
Guests Dj: BDS aka Lofty/Dub Merge will be supporting the band with Roots, Lovers, Dub and Dancehall Reggae. From 6:00pm – 2:00am

Invited guest include: Ali Campbell (UB40), Reggae Producers Spears and Woolley, DJ and performer: Basildon Bond, DJ Coalminer Diggin' Deep/Kut D, who may well also perform on the day.

Caribbean Food by 3 Kings Catering all day from 2:00pm – 2:00am

African drumming workshop by James White, with guest appearance from Lofty/Dub Merge. From 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Reggae music will also playing outside in the courtyard from 2:00pm – 9:00pm from various providers.

Marquees and Catering Equipment by Starfish Catering

Production and Promotion: Nick, Chris, Lorraine, Andy and Natalie

Also helping raising awareness and funds for Ellis Happy Feet Fund. Fund raising raffle to be drawn on the day.

Many of the artisist and organisors are donating there sevices free of charge for the event, the stall holders will be contributing from profits and a percentage of any profits from the door will be donated.

Raffle Prizes Confirmed

• Classy Cat Ornament - Off The Wall Gifts
• United Colours Of Benetton Watch - Hereford Gold
• 2 Film Tickets - Courtyard
• 1 Hours Music Lesson of Instrument Of Your Choice – Nick Fisher Music
• 10 Cargill Shop Voucher - Cargill
• 2 Spa Day Vouchers – Holmer Park
• Cut and Blow Dry – Peter Prosser
• Signed Hereford United Merchandise – Hereford United
• Carpenter for the day – SC Joseph
• Golf for 4 People at Leominster Golf Club
• Power Washer
• Signed book by Brummy Stokes
• Bottle of Brandy
• Bottle of Vodka

And more to be announced….

Raffle to be drawn on Saturday the 29th October at the Black Lion in Hereford

Recently performed at Glastonbury Festival as well as other major festivals across the globe the band including the Glade Festival, Irie Vibes Festival, Flyover Show as well as a recent residency at the prestigious West Bromwich venue The Public.

Basil Gabbidon (born Basil Glendon Gabbidon, 29 October 1955, Buff Bay, Jamaica) is a guitarist / vocalist, and a founding member of the reggae band Steel Pulse. Paul Beckford (bass guitar ex Third World), Colin Gabbidon (drums), Faisal x (keyboards), Sonia Clarke (vocals), Anne Marie Chambers (vocals), Candi Gabbidon (vocals) and various other sessions players.

Scientist Sound System:

From Birmingham UK and with over thirty years experience Scientist Sound System continues to be a leading Sound System on the International Reggae Circuit.

Recently back from their tour of Poland the scientists are currently preparing for Irie Music's 21st Birthday Party.