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Lee Scratch Perry Coming To Frome’s Cheese and Grain

Lee Scratch Perry Coming To Frome’s Cheese and Grain

Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time who was instrumental in the productions of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

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.

One of reggae’s undisputed pioneers, Perry has worked with almost everyone from the Heptones to the Skatalites to the Clash.

Certainly one of his most notable contributions was the pairing of Bob Marley, to Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer with the Barnet Brothers (Carley and “Familyman” who had been the heart of the Perry’s group, the Upsetters), and thus the forming of the Bob Marley and the Wailers.

He will be visiting Frome’s Cheese and Grain on April 8.

Doors open at 8pm.

Organiser, Dan Dobbie, said; “ Lee Scratch Perry is an international star.

“Due to the love of reggae and ska in and around Frome we felt it would be great to invite Lee to our lovely classic market town.

“Frome is such a happening community with a real creative and independent vibe Lee and his team are going to feel right at home!

“Due to the international status of this artist it will be an advanced tickets only event and as one of the world’s most famous reggae artists who is still alive, it gives us great pleasure to host him at the Cheese and Grain.”

Tickets cost £19.50

Details that Lee “Scratch” Perry will be coming to Frome follows the announcement that hip hop innovator Grandmaster Flash will be playing the Cheese and Grain on March 28.

Flash’s Frome appearance is only one of three UK dates, the other two being at the Jazz Cafe in London.

Visit www.cheeseandgrain.com

Reggae141.com 2016