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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.


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.


Top 10 Valentine reggae nights in the UK 2012 has taken a look at the top reggae and dancehall Valentine parties that are happening across the UK later this month. 

Valentine's Day is straddled between two weekends this year, so the following list includes shows taking place over nine days in mid-February.

JOHN HOLT, one of the forerunners of lovers rock, is expected to perform at half of the featured shows.

In date order, they are:


Lovers rock royalty head to Bristol for ‘The Story of Lovers Rock’ after party

To celebrate the return of The Story Of Lovers Rock to Bristol, the Watershed is putting on a special lovers rock dance after the screening.


The Story of Lover’s Rock: find out where to see the new film

A new feature documentary charting the growth of British reggae music in the 1970s and 1980s will be hitting cinemas across the UK later this week.

Watch the official trailer below and find out where you can catch “The Story of Lover’s Rock”.

The new film comes with the strapline: "The secret world of a generation in the 1970's and the birth of a reggae genre"


FREDDIE McGREGOR live in the UK: Fan-filmed video

Jamaican singer FREDDIE McGREGOR hit the stage last night at the Malcolm X Centre in Bristol. Fan-filmed video footage is now available below.

The legendary performer was backed by the RUFF CUTT BAND and support came from UK reggae artist GAPPY RANKS.


BBC reggae show: episode three now available

The third instalment of DAVID RODIGAN’s new ten-part reggae series for BBC Radio 2 is now available.

This week the British DJ plays lovers rock anthem “Silly Games” by JANET KAY, alongside 1960s Jamaican beach music from JOHN HOLT and THE PARAGONS, as well as roots-rock-reggae anthems by BURNING SPEAR and DENNIS BROWN.

Here’s the full playlist: