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Lee Scratch Perry Coming To The Empire

Lee Scratch Perry Coming To The Empire

Grammy award-winning Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the godfather of dub and the high priest of reggae

Good luck to The Empire in Far Gosford Street, which has officially opened its doors.

Some impressive names have already been lined up for the super-venue, including reggae dub icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.

It’s always an honour to have such a musical giant in our city, especially when you think of just some of the names he has worked with, including Bob Marley and The Wailers, Max Romeo, The Heptones, George Faith and Junior Murvin and his unforgettable Police and Thieves track, famously covered by The Clash.

In 2003, Perry won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album with Jamaican E.T. – an album that was recorded in Coventry and also won its producer Roger Lomas a Grammy, along with Al Fletcher – drums, Nick Welsh – bass, Justin Dodsworth – keyboards, Leigh Malin – sax (tenor), Anthony Harty – guitar/electric percussion, Michelle Naylor – backing vocals and Sharron Naylor – backing vocals.

This gig is just a superb way for a new club to make its mark and place its cards on the table.

It’s on Saturday, October 31 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available here.

Reggae141.com 2016