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JANET KAY & CARROLL THOMPSON line up Jazz Café gig

Lovers rock singers JANET KAY and CARROLL THOMPSON will perform a special show at the Jazz Café at the end of the year.

The show takes place on 28 December with tickets priced at £20 in advance or £25 on the door.

In 1981 CARROLL THOMPSON topped the reggae charts twice with “I’m Sorry” and “Simply In Love”.

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ETANA heads up Sisters Of Reggae show in the UK

Reggae singers ETANA, JANET KAY, CARROLL THOMPSON and DAWN PENN will perform live in London this summer.

The show - which also features performances from AYSHA LOREN, MARLA BROWN and ANGIE LE MAR - takes place on 8 August at indigo at The O2 in Greenwich.

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MAXI PRIEST added to BERES HAMMOND Leeds show

London reggae singer MAXI PRIEST has been added to BERES HAMMOND’s show in Leeds alongside lovers rock performers CARROLL THOMPSON and JANET KAY.

The big gig takes place on 11 July at the O2 Academy in Leeds, with tickets priced at £35 in advance.

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Top 10 Valentine reggae nights in the UK 2015

ReggaeChapter.com can now reveal its top 10 reggae, dub, jungle and ska shows taking place around the country on Valentine’s Day.

In no particular order, here are this year’s pickings:

1. JANET KAY + CARROLL THOMPSON [VALENTINE LOVERS ROCK SPECIAL] - Kingsmeadow Live!, Kingston

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Champions of Lovers Rock 2015 show revealed

The Champions of Lovers Rock show - featuring CARROLL THOMPSON, BARRY BIGGS and JANET KAY - will now take place in Manchester next year.

The big reggae showcase will be happening at The Ritz in Manchester on 27 March 2015 with tickets priced at £22.50 in advance.

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Lovers Rock Special revealed for Valentine’s 2015

UK lovers rock artists JANET KAY and CARROLL THOMPSON return to Kingsmeadow Live! for Valentine’s Day in 2015.

The big gig takes place on 14 February 2015 with tickets priced at £20, and follows a sold out show at the Kingston venue in April 2013.

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Top 10 Valentine reggae nights in the UK 2014

With Valentine’s just days away, ReggaeChapter.com can now reveal its top 10 lovers rock and reggae-influenced shows taking place around the UK.

In no particular order, some of the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day this Friday are:

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Top 10 New Year’s Eve reggae nights in the UK 2013

ReggaeChapter has come up with a selection of 10 reggae parties happening this New Year’s Eve across the UK.

With just a fortnight until the big night, tickets for the shows are selling fast, so secure yours now! 

In no particular order, 10 reggae shows to consider this New Year’s Eve are:

1. FAREWELL NYE PARTY: DJ DEREK + DJ MYLON + ADAM CALLAN (Notting Hill Arts Club, London)

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Reggae, ska and dub shows coming up at the Jazz Café

The Jazz Café has announced an impressive line-up of reggae, ska and dub shows at the famous North London venue over the coming months.

Here are the highlights:

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JANET KAY & CARROLL THOMPSON announce Jazz Café dates

The queens of British lover’s rock, JANET KAY and CARROLL THOMPSON, have announced two new shows at the famous London venue in late December.

Tickets are priced at £19.50 and go on sale from today (9 August).

The new dates are

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Icons Of Reggae to launch Manchester Carnival: HOLT, MCGREGOR, LEVY & more

Some of reggae’s most legendary artists will be in the UK this summer for the ‘Icons Of Reggae part 3’ Manchester Carnival launch party.

The impressive line-up is set to feature JOHN HOLT, FREDDIE MCGREGOR, BARRINGTON LEVY, KEN BOOTHE and JANET KAY.

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FREDDIE MCGREGOR adds another London date in Hackney

Jamaican reggae singer FREDDIE MCGREGOR has announced an additional date in London this summer to complement his Jazz Café performances.

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JOHN HOLT lines up London concert with REGGAE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Jamaican singing sensation JOHN HOLT has announced a special one-off show in London this summer with THE REGGAE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA and full band.

Musical Therapy is putting on the show at the IndigO2 on 2 August in celebration of Jamaica’s 51st year of independence from the UK.

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JANET KAY added to Old Skool Jam in Bristol

Queen of lovers rock JANET KAY has been added to the bill at a CITY ROCKAS SOUL SOUND SYSTEM event, ‘Old Skool Jam - Part 3’, in Bristol later this month.

The Trinity Centre event (22 December) will feature the best in old skool soul, rare groove and revival reggae music.

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LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY lines up two shows at the Jazz Café

Legendary Jamaican musician and producer LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY has lined up two new shows at the Jazz Café in the New Year.

The London gigs take place on the following dates:

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THE DUALERS line up big 2013 show at London’s IndigO2

UK ska and reggae band THE DUALERS have lined up yet another show at the IndigO2 in London on 12 October 2013.

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Lovers Rock Monologues show takes over Deptford

Lover's rock artists JANET KAY, CARROLL THOMPSON and VICTOR ROMERO EVANS have been performing in Deptford this week as part of the ‘Lovers Rock Monologues’ series of shows.

The monologues are a great opportunity to revisit and experience the music and mood that shaped the late 70s and 80s in the company of three of the people who were pioneers of the lovers rock scene.

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Edward Seaga selects Origins Of Jamaican Music tracks

Former Jamaican Prime Minister (1980-89) Edward Seaga has picked out 100 songs for Origins of Jamaican Music which will be released via VP Records.

The four-CD box set will be launched with a promotion tour in late October and officially released on 6 November.

The set includes:

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ANTHONY B live at the Lambeth Country Show; plus big show lined up next month

Jamaican reggae artist ANTHONY B wowed the people of South London on Sunday (16 September) with a stunning performance at the Lambeth Country Show.

The “Original Fire Man from Trelawny” topped the bill at the annual Brockwell Park show and showed he’s still got the fire burning.

Here's a fan-filmed video clip of the lively performance:

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