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LAID BLAK

Bristol’s Laid Blak have trailed a unique path through the music jungle and picked up influential friends on the way. They don’t come much bigger these days than this key ally – Ed Sheeran. The red-haired one is a big fan, so much so that he used a section of the band’s earlier signature tune, ‘My Eyes Are Red’, in one of his own album chart busting songs and to close his shows.

It’s a useful thing to have in the creative locker, but Laid Blak’s new second full album, ‘About Time’, more than stands on its’ own merits. Core members, DJ Bunjy and MC Joe Peng, easily use every strand of elements that turn their ears and make a musical cocktail that is heady and delicious.
There’s something for everyone, regardless of age or musical taste on ‘About Time’. It comfortably straddles styles that cover a range of bases in contemporary black music. And most of the time it’s anything but laid back!

Sure the breezy album opener ‘Cool Dude’ is more low-key, the band taking the brave step of introducing themselves here with a track that is programmed riddims, rattling percussion, piano, keyboards and restrained, jazzy, minimal bass! It’s – well – cool, but filled with humour, whistling, street observed lyrics, scatter-fire vocals and am easy confidence that radiates.

But after that the fare on offer heats up, seeing a glorious classic dancehall style tussle on ‘Mic Man’ with the fabulously UPFUL and agile vocals from Tita Lau adding a winning dimension. The guest female singers – Tita and the equally dextrous Tanya Lacey – add a soulful and playful dimension to other up- tempo blasters like ‘It’s A Pity’, ‘Hold On’, and ‘Serious’ which head out into anything from lovers rock to a sleng teng, old school step it, rub a dub, wrap it up, mash it groove with fat horns, melodica, wailing guitar, sound system busting bass and kicking rhythms.

There is some serious business attended to in ‘Changing’, which illustrates how priorities change in life, and how in ‘No Way Out’ and the darker, more militant Aswad era take in ‘I Feel It’, that life isn’t easy. But that period of reflection is a temporary break as it’s always the contrast of celebrating life in the cheeky, chatty Smiley Culture vibe of ‘Little Bit of This’, and the Mediterranean holiday romance possibilities in ‘Fatal Attraction’ .

Fresh, fun and fabulous while flowing with great tunes, this is an irresistible album of the band’s distinctive brand of street soul. It’s so powerful that the band felt the need to do a rush release of it! This is music that just can’t be contained or limited.
Laid Blak don’t fail in their objective to bring ‘a fun filled sunshine dance music that keeps your feet moving and your face smiling.’ So bang on cue, spring and summer is a’ coming, and about time too! Fire up the barbeque, slap on the jerk chicken to the flames, grab an ice cold Red Stripe and put on ‘About Time’! Let the party begin!


GLOBAL REGGAE BAND

Global Reggae Band are a 7-member outfit from Birmingham, UK.
The band was formed in 2009 by Trevor Greaves aka Bajiman, using the members’ combined experience and love of music to create a hybrid sound of roots & culture, lovers rock, dance hall, Motown and a sprinkling of R&B to appeal to any audience.

Global Reggae Band have played alongside the likes of Freddie McGregor, Frankie Paul, Sylvia Tella, Mafia & Fluxy, Ossie Gad, Yaz Alexander,Maxi Priest, Peter Spence, Skibu, Adele Harley, Pauline Black from the Selector, Neville Staple formerly of the Specials and many more.

Each member is a multi-talented core performer whose speciality is versatility in their professionalism. Enjoyment of what they do shines through every performance, whether they are playing covers or original material from their extensive playlist.

Global Reggae Band, appeals to a diverse audience and enjoys receiving feedback from listeners young and old. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the reggae sound or a connoisseur, we aim to ensure that once you’ve heard Global Reggae Band you will want to hear more and more.

Working closely with Urban Delight Ent's, Global Reggae Band’s debut single “Hold You Tight” written and produced by Otis Irie & Global Reggae Band was released on iTunes, Amazon, and all leading digital store’s in July - August 2017. The band are currently rehearsing for Promotional Shows, Tours & Festivals and will be seen and heard up & down the country for 2018.


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Global Reggae Band are a 7-member outfit from Birmingham, UK.
The band was formed in 2009 by Trevor Greaves aka Bajiman, using the members’ combined experience and love of music to create a hybrid sound of roots & culture, lovers rock, dance hall, Motown and a sprinkling of R&B to appeal to any audience.

Global Reggae Band have played alongside the likes of Freddie McGregor, Frankie Paul, Sylvia Tella, Mafia & Fluxy, Ossie Gad, Yaz Alexander,Maxi Priest, Peter Spence, Skibu, Adele Harley, Pauline Black from the Selector, Neville Staple formerly of the Specials and many more.

Each member is a multi-talented core performer whose speciality is versatility in their professionalism. Enjoyment of what they do shines through every performance, whether they are playing covers or original material from their extensive playlist.

Global Reggae Band, appeals to a diverse audience and enjoys receiving feedback from listeners young and old. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the reggae sound or a connoisseur, we aim to ensure that once you’ve heard Global Reggae Band you will want to hear more and more.

Working closely with Urban Delight Ent's, Global Reggae Band’s debut single “Hold You Tight” written and produced by Otis Irie & Global Reggae Band was released on iTunes, Amazon, and all leading digital store’s in July - August 2017. The band are currently rehearsing for Promotional Shows, Tours & Festivals and will be seen and heard up & down the country for 2018.


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