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Love Grocer ft Dubdadda / Dj Nick Manasseh at the Magic Garden
June 18 @ 8:00 pm - June 19 @ 2:00 am£7
Love Grocer is a musical collaboration centred around the songwriting duo of Chris Petter (trombone, keyboards & bass) and David Fullwood (trumpet & guitar) who, as the main players in the Crispy Horns brass section, have featured on a myriad of releases, working both live and in the studio with countless artists and producers over the past eight years. Recent credits include Mad Professor, Morcheeba, Steel Pulse, The Bluetones, Horace Andy, Zion Train and Dreadzone. Their involvement with the new roots/dub scene stretches back to the early 90s with Chris being a founder member of the legendary Conscious Sounds stable playing with Centry and The Dub Specialists and Dave cutting his teeth with Zion Train and Tassilli Players.
Seasoned reggae players Richard Doswell (alto sax & flute) and Jon Petter (tenor sax) complete the brass quartet with production and mixing duties shared by Dougie Wardop and Chasbo of Conscious Sounds Studio. On stage Chasbo also runs the control tower, while the music is licked and punched by MC Spee, heavyweight vocal trickster rocking the dance all over the place from Terminalhead to Dreadzone.
Love Grocer had their first Universal Egg release in November 2005 with the ‘Surviving’ 10″, featuring Earl 16 on vocals and additional production by Steve Vibronics and neil perch.
Their first album is entitled ‘Rocking with the Love Grocer’ and the second ‘Fresh Produce’ both are available on the Dubhead imprint or through the wobblyweb online shop.
Featuring a new live drummer and Earl 16 on vocals (amongst others), their third album, ‘Across The Valley’ was released by Universal Egg in May 2006.
The Dubdadda, or Jono as he is known throughout the reggae world, is one of the mainstays of the UK reggae scene. Hailing from Manchester he was a founder member of the renowned Community Charge – the best homegrown reggae talent in the UK in their era. After the demise of this band the Dubdadda was instrumental in forming Nucleus Roots alongside other former members of the Community Charge line-up. In 2001 Dubdadda joined Zion Train vocal section and started to work on his debut album. ‘Lo-Fi Pon De Hi-Fi’ was originally released in 2004 on his own label Dub Hooligan Records and distributed worldwide through Universal Egg Records. During the past decade he toured the world with Zion Train as their main vocalist and released some quality tunes including ‘Boxes and Amps’ or ‘Terror Talk’, mainly on the Universal Egg sublabel Deep Root
DJ NICK MANASSEH
Manasseh has occupied a vibrant space in the worldwide reggae music community for 25 years. A sound system built by a group of school friends for Notting Hill Carnival in ’85, the Manasseh crew played reggae with roots – missing from the scene at that time. The legendary Manasseh late-night dub show occupied a slot on Kiss FM from ’87-‘90, and Nick has been selecting from his distinctive collection of music for broadcast and the dance ever since.
As a producer, Nick records and mixes music for artists all over the world at his studio – ‘The Yard’, in Ladbroke Grove. Manasseh is widely credited for pioneering the ‘UK Steppers’ genre with Sound Iration’s ‘Seventh Seal’ in ’88 and has gone on to release records on Acid Jazz, Riz Records, and Roots Garden records – a label Nick co-founded in 2004 and which most recently released the the critically acclaimed ‘Manasseh Meets Praise’ LP. The new ‘Soul Revivers’ collaboration with David Hill sees Nick back on Acid Jazz Records. The debut single from the project – ‘Harder’ featuring Ernest Ranglin, has received support from David Rodigan and Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6 Music & 1xtra. Soul Revivers now take up a bi-monthly radio show on Worldwide FM.