Roots reggae artist JOSHUA (JASHWHA) MOSES performed a long-overdue comeback show last night (26 May) at the Fleece after 30 years “in the wilderness”.
Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be viewed below.
His return to the stage was marked with a headline show following the release of his highly acclaimed album Joshua to Jashwha – 30 Years In the Wilderness, released by Bristol Archive Records last month.
Following a warm-up slot supporting THE SKATALITES in Exeter last week, MOSES made his way through an impressive catalogue of songs, many of which were performed live for the first time, backed by THE R.A.S. BAND featuring TROY ELLIS on percussion.
Despite this being his first big live show since the early 1980s, MOSES certainly hasn’t lost any of the vocal delivery or energetic stage presence that made him such a hit back in the day, as can be seen here:
Reggae fans can look forward to hearing new material when MOSES drops a brand new album in October called No War On Earth on Sugar Shack Records - a recently re-launched label specialising in new British reggae.
JOSHUA MOSES will also be performing at the Strummer of Love festival in August, marking the 10th year anniversary of the passing of punk icon Joe Strummer, from THE CLASH.
"Do You Believe in Love"
Support on the night came from DAN RATCHET, who has his own album released on 16 July called Jah Poor People, along with PAPA ROOTS SOUND SYSTEM and NORRIS B.
Here’s a video clip of DAN RATCHET from last night: