Clinton Fearon

Sun 27 January - Sun 27 January 8pm - Till Late
£10 / Main Space / Unreserved seating

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Clinton Fearon is a composer, writer, singer and player of instruments since his early teens and a professional since the age of 19. He was born in Jamaica and became the well- known bassist, vocalist and lyricist for The Gladiators as well as a house musician for Coxsonne Dodd’s Studio One and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Black Ark Studio, two of the main producers of the island. He also composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.

After leaving Jamaica and The Gladiators’ band in 1987, Clinton Fearon settled in the United States, Seattle, Washington. He founded Defenders with Jamaican musicians in the late 80’s and gave several shows in Seattle’s clubs with them. After the band split, Clinton Fearon formed the Boogie Brown Band with local musicians in 1993.

They recorded seven albums together: Disturb The Devil (1995), Mystic Whisper (1997), What A System (1999), Give And Take (2004), Vision (2006), Faculty of Dub (2008) and Mi Deh Yah (2010), acclaimed as one of the ten best reggae albums of 2010 by media.

In 2012, he released his second acoustic album, 'Heart And Soul', which gathers most of the songs written during his time with the Gladiators. Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to help a better world to come. With smooth music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.

Reggae Roast are a leading light in the resurgence of the UK Dub Reggae scene. Combining the label, events and sound system they are spreading the music far and wide, whilst forging a reputation as one of the key players in the new wave of British Reggae.

Since 2007 they have played club shows at pretty much every major venue in the UK, performed at Glastonbury, Bestival, Outlook, Camp Bestival, SGP & Big Chill, hosted the prestigious room 3 take-over at Fabric and promoted over 100 sell-out shows in the capital. Captivating audiences with every performance, Reggae Roast have become renowned for their uplifting sets, playing everything from foundation roots to sub-heavy dubstep.
 


Website - www.clintonfearon.com
Twitter - @clintonfearon
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clinton-Fearon/154727634138

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