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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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Full details revealed for Reggae Valentine Showcase

The Reggae Valentine Showcase, featuring Jamaican legend FREDDIE MCGREGOR, will now hit Manchester, Birmingham and London next month.

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FREDDIE MCGREGOR lines up big UK Valentine shows

Top Jamaican singer FREDDIE MCGREGOR will perform in London and Manchester this coming Valentine’s Day.

The ‘Reggae Valentine Showcase Ball’ will also feature live performances from JOHNNY OSBOURNE, CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, ROMAIN VIRGO and TERRY LINEN, among others.

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VP Records’ Strictly The Best series hits 50

Independent reggae label VP Records will shortly put out the latest volume in its Strictly The Best compilation album series.

According to the Jamaica Observer, on 25 November VP will release volumes 50 and 51 of the series.

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Reggae Salute comes to Birmingham

Classical Promotions and The Drum are bringing 'Reggae Salute' to Birmingham next month featuring live performances from LUCIANO, I-OCTANE, CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, ETANA and CHUCK FENDA.

The big show takes place at the Tower Ballroom on 28 September and tickets are priced at £30.

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CHRISTOPHER MARTIN signs with VP Records

VP Records has signed Jamaican reggae artist CHRISTOPHER MARTIN ahead of the release of his new album next year.

MARTIN is expected to release multiple albums and partner with the label on touring and publishing efforts.

His manager, Lydon “Kingy” Lettman, told the Jamaica Star that this marks the first time both the singer and VP Records will embark on major projects together.

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LUCIANO heads up Reggae Salute at Brixton Academy

Jamaican reggae singer LUCIANO will headline Reggae Salute at the O2 Academy in Brixton along with I-OCTANE, ETANA, CHRISTOPHER MARTIN and CHUCK FENDA later this summer.

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CHRISTOPHER MARTIN interviewed in The Voice

The Voice newspaper in the UK has interviewed rising Jamaican reggae singer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, quizzing him on everything from Valentine’s Day to Usain Bolt.

The singer talks Rising Stars, the lady in his life and being friends with the Olympic gold medalist.

Visit The Voice website to read the full Q&A session.

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1Xtra celebrates Jamaica 50 with Tuff Gong Studios film

BBC 1Xtra dancehall DJ ROBBO RANX has celebrated Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence from the UK with a free-to-view documentary on the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston.

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BEENIE MAN lines up big London show

Jamaican dancehall artist BEENIE MAN will play at the O2 Brixton Academy next month as part of a Jamaica and Trinidad 50th anniversary of independence celebrations.

The ‘Reggae meets Soca’ show also includes CHAM, BUGLE, CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, SWAPPI, LIL RICK and MISS O.

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