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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.


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.


Top 10 Valentine reggae nights in the UK 2014

With Valentine’s just days away, 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:


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:



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:


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


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.


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.



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.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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:


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:


Lambeth Country Show 2012: HOLLIE COOK, DENNIS BOVELL, ANTHONY B & more

The line-up for the 38th annual Lambeth Country Show (15-16 September) at Brockwell Park, South London, can now be revealed.

Sunday kicks off with Lambeth resident MISS MEGOO and the YAHMAN ALL STARS followed by HOLLIE COOK backed by a full band.


JANET KAY & CARROLL THOMPSON announce Jazz Café shows

The ‘Queens of lovers rock’ JANET KAY and CARROLL THOMPSON have revealed two shows in late December at the Jazz Café in London.

Their full schedule of upcoming shows includes:


JANET KAY & CARROLL THOMPSON line up live show in South London

UK lovers rock artists JANET KAY and CARROLL THOMPSON have announced a live show next month at the Railway Telegraph in Forest Hill, London.

The show is set to kick off at 8pm on 21 July with DJs on rotation until 1.30am. Tickets are priced at £10 each and are available from the pub, by calling 020 869 96644 or via contact on Facebook.