SLY & ROBBIE
with special guest ERNEST RANGLIN
plus support from FIREHOUSE SKANK (Enda & Paul)
In celebration of 50 years of Jamaican Independence this year we present a very special event.
4 artists who have written music and history together unite with their hand picked band for one night only. Regarded as the most prolific rhythm sections of the past 40 years recording over 200,000 tracks from artists as diverse as Grace Jones, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Gwen Guthrie, Britney Spears, Robert Palmer, Sinead O’Connor and many more.
Sly & Robbie are an institution when it comes to drum and bass playing; innovators and pioneers their back catalogue is unquestionable and so is their showmanship.
Ernest Ranglin is a guitarist composer cited as inventing the core ‘scratching’ style of guitar playing, which permeates in all ska recordings. Ranglin has been recording since the 1950s on mento rhythms, early ska and even early Wailers guitar on “It Hurts to Be Alone”. Ernest has recorded with all the Jamaican greats from yesteryear up until today Bob Marley, Sir Coxsone Dodd, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Clancy Eccles, Jimmy Cliff and is a highly respected jazz guitarist worldwide blending mento, reggae and jazz into his own inimitable stylings.
This gig has just been re scheduled for Sunday December 2nd in Whelan’s of Wexford Street. Please spread the word if you can!
€24 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings from WaV), also available from tickets.ie, ticketmaster.ie, www.entertainment.ie, choicecuts.com but prices may vary.
AFTER THE GIG:
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).