Singer Dawn Penn may have the most resilient career in reggae history. Her seminal hit You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) was recorded in 1968, with a remixed version making international charts 25 years later.
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, she grew up in a musical family, studying piano, classical violin and performing with her sisters Pat and Audrey in churches. Her first recording was “When I’m Gonna Be Free” was in 1966. She was then recorded by the legendary Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and her first hit came in 1967 with the title “You Don’t Love Me – No, No, No”, one of the most famous reggae hits of all-time, which has been covered by countless artists around the world including Beyonce, Rihanna, Sean Paul, Wu-Tang Clan, Eve, J Millz, Mims, and Lily Allen to name a few.
In 2001 she was honoured with the “Martin Luther King Award” in recognition of her contribution to Jamaican music. From 2002-2004 she collaborated with top U.S. hip hop artists including John Forte of the Fugees on culminating in the release of the R&B Album- “Never Hustle The Music”, touring extensively across Europe. Since then, Penn has been thrilling vintage reggae lovers and crossover fans alike at festivals in the U.K., Sweden, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Italy.
With a solid background in the underground scene of London and the South East, El Diablo has also played at Secret Garden, Nettle, Small World and abroad in France and Turkey. A truly eclectic selector, he ranges across genres and always keeps the dance floor vibe energetic and lively. Devilishly good.
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour from 5-7pm!