Summer may feel like a distant memory, but fortunately on October 8th, Eleven27 & General Roots are bringing it back to Crouch End. The iconic Town Hall will be overflowing with Reggae, Roots Vibes & Lover’s Rock as four incredible artists deliver a night to remember. Starting at 8pm and heading into the early hours, summer will feel well and truly back.
With a killer lineup, incredible venue and non-stop summer vibes, what better way to spend an autumnal Saturday night?
Join us on 8th October in Crouch End’s Town Hall
General Roots (Live)
North London’s favourite reggae band are back on home turf and ready to bring their mix of roots, dub & lover’s rock to the local live arena once again!
Having all met and grown up in Crouch End, General Roots started as a school band playing at local jam nights and school concerts. In 2011, the group worked their way onto the UK festival & club circuit and quickly gained notoriety for their high energy, positive and bass driven performances around the UK, earning support slots with Submotion Orchestra, Gentleman’s Dub Club & The Skints.
Their debut EP went to No.2 in the UK iTunes reggae album chart for a week, sitting behind Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ (Greatest selling reggae album of all time) and most recently in June 2016, the band released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Walk Tall’ on Evergreen Records, featuring reggae legends such as Top Cat, Horseman & Dennis Bovell.
The band have also been touring worldwide as the backing band for Hollie Cook, playing in over 15 different countries over two years, and come October 19th, the band will embark on a 21 date UK tour in support for the legendary ska band The Specials! As the singer Field Marshal Fred often reinforces “It is illegal to stand still at a General Roots concert” we don’t think you’ll have any problem obeying this law. Come and see for yourself!
Jamie Rodigan (DJ)
Originally hailing from West London, Jamie Rodigan has grown up with music in his blood. Being the son of the legendary radio broadcaster Sir David "Ram Jam" Rodigan music has played a pivotal role throughout his life.
In recent times he has delved into music production and has collaborated with up and coming artists Sara Lugo and Dutchie Gold. In 2013 he released "Paranoid Riddim" on the New York indie label Dubshot which featured appearances by Ras Demo and UK Dancehall star Fowlie Don.
In the summer of 2015 Jamie launched a new residency at London’s Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen with the likes of Stylo G, Assassin and Kardinal Offishal passing through for one-off performances. 2016 promises even bigger things with a new residency (Dancehall Dynamite) at The Coronet and a busy festival tour planned in the summer.
Hollie Cook (DJ)
West London’s very own ‘Tropical Pop’ Queen has quickly become one of the UK’s most adored reggae & lover’s rock singers in modern times, having performed on nearly every continent and sharing the stage with some world famous musicians.
Cook is the daughter of Paul Cook (Sex Pistols) & Jeni (Culture Club) and was surrounded by music from the day she was born. In 2011, her self titled debut album grabbed the attention of reggae & music lovers worldwide, showcasing her silky vocals over the dub driven riddims provided by UK dub wizard Prince Fatty, and also featuring the ever energetic vocal toasting skills of Horseman on the mic.
2014 saw the release of her second album ‘Twice’, once again showcasing her wide vocal range, and with the accompaniment of a full orchestral string section to compliment the heavy, bass driven dub riddims. Since the release, Hollie has gone on to tour worldwide, including a headline US tour in October 2014, numerous appearances at Glastonbury and Boomtown festivals respectively, a headline slot at the prestigious Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival in Spain, and numerous support slots for the likes of Ziggy Marley, Madness, The Skints & Protoje to name a few.
Royal Sounds (Live)
One of the UK’s most exciting roots reggae groups for a long time! Driven by brothers Gyasi and Ajani, Royal Sounds are well known in London for their tight and heavy grooves, infectious dub vibes and conscious lyrics supplied by vocalists Ras Hannibal and Ras Sempah.
The group have supported several of Jamaica’s finest live talents, and have performed their material across the UK & Europe, more recently including Switzerland. Wasting no time when off the road, 2016 has seen the band release videos for their latest tracks ‘No Amnesia’ and ‘Vampire Slayer’ and continue to work on brand new material into the autumn.
Expect deep meditative bass, ear opening lyrical content, sparring vocals and a drum beat that will ensure you keep moving on your feet! This is real reggae music at its best.