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BERES HAMMOND lines up big UK tour

Jamaican reggae singer BERES HAMMOND has announced a run of UK shows this summer.

Tour support includes CARROLL THOMPSON, JANET KAY and on certain dates MAXI PRIEST.

The lovers rock tour includes the following dates:

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Live review: BERES HAMMOND and BUNNY WAILER in Bristol

Jamaican superstars BERES HAMMOND and BUNNY WAILER performed to a packed O2 Academy in Bristol earlier this month.

The ‘Giants of Reggae’ Sunday night show had been long-awaited since the tour announcement back in April and both performers didn't disappoint.

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Interview: ReggaeChapter meets BERES HAMMOND

BERES HAMMOND hits the road this week with fellow Jamaican music legend BUNNY WAILER for a series of live concerts around the UK.

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BERES HAMMOND & BUNNY WAILER line up UK tour

Reggae giants BERES HAMMOND and BUNNY WAILER have confirmed a full UK tour in July later this year.

Apart from a BERES HAMMOND solo show at the O2 Academy in Leeds, the two Jamaican musicians will team up for a run of joint-headline shows at O2 Academy venues in Bristol, Liverpool, Brixton and Birmingham.

The UK tour includes the following dates:

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Grammy ‘Best Reggae Album’ shortlist revealed

The nominations in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category for the 56th Grammy Awards can now be revealed.

The shortlist includes:

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BERES HAMMOND tops Jamaica’s honours list

The Jamaican government has awarded BERES HAMMOND the Order of Jamaica for his exceptional and dedicated contribution to the Jamaican music industry.

The government announced its annual National Honours and Awards earlier this week.

As reported in the Jamaica Observer, governor general Sir Patrick Allen will hand out the country’s fourth highest honour on 21 October at King's House.

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Live review: MORGAN HERITAGE & MARCIA GRIFFITHS in Bristol

The BERES HAMMONDMORGAN HERITAGE and MARCIA GRIFFITHS tour was billed as a one-off opportunity for UK fans, but the words “too good to be true” turned out to be the case on the eve of the tour.

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BERES HAMMOND backs out of UK tour but shows go on

Legendary Jamaican singer BERES HAMMOND has backed out of his UK tour this week, however, supporting acts MORGAN HERITAGE and MARCIA GRIFFITHS have vowed to complete the shows without him.

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MORGAN HERITAGE & MARCIA GRIFFITHS added to BERES HAMMOND UK tour

Reggae royalty MORGAN HERITAGE and MARCIA GRIFFITHS have been added to BERES HAMMOND’s tour of the UK later this summer.

As previously revealed by ReggaeChapter the 'Beres Hammond and Friends UK Tour' dates are as follows:

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BERES HAMMOND announces full UK tour in July

The ‘Beres Hammond And Friends 2013 UK Tour’ can now be revealed with shows in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Huddersfield.

The tour takes in the following dates:

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SHAGGY to launch new record label in Jamaica

Reggae and dancehall artist SHAGGY will tomorrow (26 February) launch his new record label, Ranch Entertainment, in Kingston Jamaica.

As reported in the Jamaica Star, the launch is set to take place at the Behind the Screen event at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records.

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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.

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Bristol gig report: BERES HAMMOND, TARRUS RILEY & ROMAIN VIRGO

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. 

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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.

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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.

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ReggaeChapter podcast: RICHIE BLOOD drops September mix

The September edition of the ReggaeChapter.com podcast, hosted by London-based DJ RICHIE BLOOD, is now available as a free download.

This month RICHIE drops the freshest riddims out of Jamaica, the biggest hits from the UK, mixed in with a selection of dub and jungle, and ending up with a trip down memory lane.

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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.

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Reggae Gold 2012 out now

VP Records and Greensleeves Records have released the 20th edition of the annual reggae compilation Reggae Gold as a special two-disc set including new and old hits from SEAN PAUL, POPCAAN, KONSHENS, BUSY SIGNAL and DAMIAN MARLEY.

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DENNIS BROWN tribute to kick off ‘Reggae Month’

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) - in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and through the support of the ministries of Tourism & Entertainment and Youth & Culture - is kicking off ‘Reggae Month’ with a DENNIS BROWN tribute concert.

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