7:00 pm - Doors Open
8pm Keiko Kitamura
9pm Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart
JAH WOBBLE’S INVADERS OF THE HEART feat. Aziz Ibrahim
First show in 20 years for Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart
Over the past three decades or so, Jah Wobble has ploughed his own furrow as a prolific solo artist, as well as becoming a well-respected session musician, with a genuine passion for Eastern and Global music. He has worked with a diverse range of musicians, including Baaba Maal, Bjork, Primal Scream, Brian Eno, Sinead O’Connor, Julianne Regan, Dolores O’Riordan, Holgat Czukay, The Edge and Chaka Demus & Pliers.
The man born John Wardle began his musical journey when he met John Lydon and Sid Vicious at Kingsway College, London, in 1973. It was Vicious who not only nicknamed John ‘Jah Wobble’ after a drunken binge but also loaned him his first bass guitar. Lydon asked JW to join Public Image Limited (aka PiL) in spring 1978. Wardle’s distinctive ‘low end’ bass became the backbone of PiL’s pioneering sound. After its follow-up, the exploratory yet sinister soundscapes of ‘Metal Box’, Wardle became disillusioned by politics within the band and their reluctance to play live. He eventually split from PiL in mid-1980 and embarked on a prolific solo career.
Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart released their debut album in 1990 and received a Mercury Music Prize nomination in 1991 for the ‘Rising above Bedlam’ album. After the acclaimed ‘Take me to God’ album in 1994 the band split and Jah Wobble launched his own 30 Hertz record label which has subsequently released around 30 albums.
This October, Jah Wobble celebrates his illustrious, 36-year career in music with an ambitious 6-CD box set entitled ‘ReDux’. It’s a multi-faceted project. Alongside the 6-CD itself, Disc 1 will be released separately as a ‘Greatest Hits’ while Disc 6 comprises a brand new album of exclusive cover versions. Each of the other discs is themed, concentrating on Wobble’s explorations into Dub/World music, Ambient/Spoken word and Jazz, with another disc given over to his pioneering and eclectic post-punk work, during and after his tenure with Public Image Limited. Plus there’s a brand new single in there, too, ‘Let’s Go Psycho’. To launch this release Jah Wobble will be reforming the Invaders of the Heart for a special one off concert at London’s award winning Under the Bridge for the first time in 20 years.