Global Beats Proudly Presents
MISTY IN ROOTS
+ SUPPORT FROM THE RESONATORS!!
- Door Times: 19.00 to 22.00
- Age Restrictions: 14+
- General Admission: £14.50 in adv + bf
- TICKET LINK: http://bit.ly/1lMbTnj
After the rammajam show last year Misty are back at Concorde2, Brighton! Plus Special Guests The Resonators, with their only Brighton Show for 2014!!
MISTY IN ROOTS:
Misty In Roots are one of England's finest reggae groups with a career spanning four decades. Formed in 1974, this hugely successful live band didn't release their first album 'Live At The Counter Eurovision' until 1979, when racial tensions were high and the political situation in the UK was fraught.
After the violent and racially motivated attack on band member Clarence Baker in 1979, Misty In Roots became known as a major force in the Rock Against Racism movement, alongside Steel Pulse and Aswad.
Furthermore MIR's People Unite record label released the first single by Punk band The Ruts, greatly influencing bridging the divide between black and white youth in the 70s. After a break in recording in the 90s,
MIR released a new album in 2002 and returned to stage in the late 2000s, awing audiences up and down the country.
The London collective's first album has been hailed as the ultimate benchmark on live reggae albums, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome Misty In Roots back to Concorde2 this summer for an explosive live set.
Nine-piece Brighton/London based band, Resonators, have firmly established themselves on the dub reggae scene, finding a unique and distinct sound. Rooted in 60/70s reggae, Resonators embrace diverse influences, making their music relevant in todays Bass Music culture and reminding us of reggaeʼs uplifting influence on the dance floor.
“Brighton institution Resonators stand out from the current glut of tame British rootsy reggae bands... well worth checking out” LostatEminor.com
Inspired by the meditative quality and universal appeal of Jamaican roots music the band radiate a playful and unified stage presence. The two lead singers Kassia Zermon and Faye Houston wipe away the notion of the big-ego front man whilst Darren JamTone provides live dub effects, and the balance is set.
Following its release in 2010, Resonatorsʼ eponymous debut album gained worldwide and national radio support on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and Kiss FM from the likes of Mark Lamarr, David Rodigan and Craig Charles.
“...elements are truly beautiful and haunting. In these days of homogenised, digital recordings lacking in any individual sound or identity it is most encouraging to hear something so truly original... most refreshing”. David Rodigan MBE
Since then Resonators teamed up with London label Wah Wah 45s, releasing three heavyweight 7" singles, Sweet Love Affair, Gold Getter and Surrender, receiving international radio play and widespread acclaim.
2011 saw the band play at legendary venues including Brixton Academy, Koko, Jazz Cafe and at top UK and European festivals including Glastonbury, Green Man and Outlook Croatia. To date, the band have shared stages with Horace Andy, Fat Freddy's Drop, Mad Professor and The Skatalites amongst many others. This summer you'll see them at Lovebox, Sunrise Celebration and Notting Hill Carnival to name a few.
An eagerly anticipated second album, The Constant is due for release on 5th November 2012 on vinyl, CD and download. It fuses direct and healing messages about today's world with progressive roots-inspired dub and a deep soulful sound. The first single taken from the album, Surrender was released earlier this year has been described by David Rodigan MBE as 'British Reggae at its best.
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