DJ Don Letts: 7pm to 9.15pm
+ DJ DON LETTS
Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone are re-issuing their 2001 album ‘Sound’ this Autumn and return to the award winning Under the Bridge in London to celebrate.
Dreadzone formed in 1993 when ex-Big Audio Dynamite drummer Greg Roberts teamed up with Tim Bran, with the duo soon joined by bassist Leo Williams and keyboardist Dan Donovan, also formerly of Big Audio Dynamite, completing the group’s first line-up. A festival favourite, Dreadzone opened the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1994 and began to bring their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae to a wider audience, going on to chart seven Top 60 singles (including their Top 20 hit ‘Little Britain’) and are still going strong after 20 years.
The core members Greg Dread, original bassmaster Leo Williams, the unmistakable MC Spee, legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 alongside Chris Compton on guitar and Bazil on technology make up the current Dreadzone live line up.
As well as live favourites from their back catalogue the band will be playing tracks from “Escapades” and “Sound” at tonight’s show
Special guest DON LETTS
DJ, musician and film-maker Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world, by a substantial body of work, from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. He came to notoriety in the late 70’s as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst DJing at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that Don adopted the punk D.I.Y ethic and began to make his first film ‘The Punk Rock Movie’. Shot on Super-8mm, it is the only documentary on the U.K punk scene; featuring The Sex Pistols, The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for a diverse range of artists, including Bob Marley, Elvis Costello and Beenie Man. In the mid 80’s he formed the group ‘Big Audio Dynamite’ with Mick Jones (ex-Clash) and Greg Dread and Leo Williams who went on to form Dreadzone.
14s – 17s must be accompanied by an adult