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TARRUS RILEY adds Bristol to UK tour

Jamaican reggae singer TARRUS RILEY has added a live show in Bristol to his upcoming European tour.

RILEY will perform with the BLAK SOIL band alongside special guest ASSASSIN, with local support from QUALITEX SOUND, JUNIOR CHIN, DR D SOUND, SCRAPILUS and SIR SAMBO SOUND.


TARRUS RILEY lines up Birmingham show

Bronx reggae artist TARRUS RILEY with the BLAK SOIL band will perform in Birmingham this May alongside ASSASSIN, SPICE, MIGHTY CROWN and METRO MEDIA.

This big reggae and dancehall event takes place on 1 May at the Tower Ballroom, Birmingham, with tickets priced at £30 in advance.



The ‘More Life For 2016’ show featuring TARRUS RILEY, AGENT SASCO and SPICE will hit London in April next year.

The big gig takes place on 30 April 2016 at the O2 Academy in Brixton with tickets priced at £28.50 in advance.

In 2014 TARRUS RILEY released his Love Situation album, a self-proclaimed tribute to the rocksteady era.


Guardian puts out New Year reggae playlist

Erin MacLeod has selected for The Guardian newspaper five of the islands’ 2014 ‘earworm rhythms’.

The list features 1980s dancehall revivalists NOTIS & IBA MAHR featuring TARRUS RILEY, dancehall sensation GULLY BOP otherwise known as COUNTRY MAN, rasta-inspired bashment artist KABAKA PYRAMID, and some soca from OLATUNJI and FAY-ANN LYONS.


MOBO Best Reggae Act shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) ‘Best Reggae Act’ award can now be revealed.

The shortlist includes the following acts:



Jamaica’s “sweet singing songbird” ALAINE has been confirmed as a support act on TARRUS RILEY’s upcoming Love Situation tour of the UK.

ALAINE has showcased her skills as a singer/songwriter for many years and has performed some big shows like Reggae Sunfest, working with some of the islands biggest names.


TARRUS RILEY reveals UK tour dates

Jamaican American singer TARRUS RILEY is hitting the UK this summer for his first headline tour around the country.

The ‘Love Situation UK Summer Tour’ features the artist alongside saxophonist DEAN FRASER and backed by the BLAK SOIL band.

The new dates are:


MOBO Awards 2013: ‘Best Reggae’ shortlist unveiled

The shortlists for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards 2013 can now be revealed, including four Jamaican-raised artists and STYLO G representing the UK.

The ‘Best Reggae’ category shortlist includes:


The Voice newspaper interviews TARRUS RILEY

The UK’s Voice newspaper has interviewed Jamaican singer TARRUS RILEY where he reveals his views on sex symbol status, being a fan of Amy Winehouse and making music he loves.


Producer SHANE BROWN to co-manage TARRUS RILEY

Jamaican record producer SHANE BROWN of Juke Boxx Jamaica has joined saxophonist DEAN FRASER as core members of TARRUS RILEY's management.

Brown, the former manager of BUSY SIGNAL and current co-manager of ROMAIN VIRGO, inked the deal to take RILEY to the next level.


Bristol dancehall promoter nominated for award

Bristol-based dancehall and reggae promoter ANGEL CAMORRA from Angelick Promotions has been nominated in the “Best Online Promotion Team” category of the Dancehall Industry Awards.

As the driving force behind Angelick Promotions, Angel has been instrumental in supporting dancehall and reggae music across the UK.



Reggae royalty BERES HAMMOND, TARRUS RILEY and rising star ROMAIN VIRGO performed in the Westcountry last week (11 October) at Bristol City Football Club.

The triple VP Records bill took place at Ashton Gate Stadium’s Dolman Exhibition Hall following a last minute venue change late last month, rescheduled from Cardiff University. 


Bristol venue revealed for BERES HAMMOND, TARRUS RILEY & ROMAIN VIRGO show

The “Biggest Reggae Show of the Year” comes to Bristol next week (11 October) at the Dolman Exhibition Hall, Bristol City Football Stadium.

The show has been upgraded from Cardiff University Students’ Union to the larger Ashton Gate venue in South Bristol.


BERES HAMMOND/TARRUS RILEY Cardiff show moved to Bristol

Reggae superstars BERES HAMMOND, TARRUS RILEY and ROMAIN VIRGO will now be performing in Bristol on 11 October rather than the previously advertised Cardiff University venue.

The new “exclusive and bigger" venue in Bristol will be revealed on 1 October along with all the full details.

Tickets already purchased for Cardiff will gain you entry to the Bristol venue. All artists will be performing with a live band.


Greatest Reggae Show On Earth Part 2 comes to Wembley: BERES HAMMOND, TARRUS RILEY, ALBOROSIE & ROMAIN VIRGO

Tickets are now on sale for the ‘Greatest Reggae Show On Earth Part 2’, which is set to include reggae heavyweights BERES HAMMOND and TARRUS RILEY.

ROMAIN VIRGO will also be making his UK debut performance alongside "new roots phenomenon" from Sicily, ALBOROSIE.


TARRUS RILEY's ‘Dream Woman’ official video out now

Jamaican artist TARRUS RILEY has released the official music video for "Dream Woman", which is now available on iTunes.

The new video, directed by Rik Cordero and produced by Chimney Records, can be download here.

Here it is on YouTube: