Jamiacan reggae superstar, ‘Mister Skylarking’, Horace Andy comes to The Recreational stage for a night of classic vibes with support from one of the UK’s finest rising talents, the new ‘Empress of Roots and Soul’, Teshay Makeda.
With a tenure on the microphone now spanning more than half a century, Horace Andy is a true legend of Jamaican and British music. Doubling down on his established reputation in Jamaica as one of the most pioneering and well-loved vocalists in roots and dancehall reggae, Andy received contemporary critical acclaim for his work with British trip-hop institution Massive Attack, the only artist to date to appear on every one of their five critically acclaimed albums.
Andy began releasing records in the late ‘60s, earning his first break with a solo audition for reggae goliath Studio One, an opportunity that led to a string of certified classics, including Got to Be Sure, the track that won over label boss Coxsone Dodd in the first place. His signature quivering, velvety tenor drifting above the ten-tonne bassline of 1972’s Skylarking made Andy an instant favourite among soundsystem selectors throughout Jamaica, setting precedent for a crucial collaboration with heavyweight producer Bunny Lee. Several beloved albums later, Andy left Jamaica for London in the mid-80s, a move that would go on to alter the course of UK music forever.
Finding time in between his more recent work with Massive Attack, Andy teamed up with British dub innovator Mad Professor for another two albums.
Andy has continued to perform around the world, further enshrining his reputation as an iconic presence in Jamaican and British soundsystem culture.
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