London Jazz Company Latin Band

11.30am – 12.30pm

’Here to bring Cuba, the Carribean and South America to London. This group of talented musicians will be bringing you salsa, bossa nova and a little ska and are sure to get you moving in the last of the summer sunshine

Kingsley Salmon

12:30pm – 2.00pm

KINGSLEY SALMON HAS BEEN PRODUCING REGGAE MUSIC SINCE 2006.
INSPIRED BY THE JAMAICAN SOUND OF THE LATE 70’S, EARLY 80S, KINGSLEY SEAMLESSLY FUSES THE TIMELESS GENRE WITH WORLD MUSIC, BLUES AND JAZZ. RENOWNED FOR HIS EMOTIONALLY CHARGED LYRICS, HE ADDRESSES SUBJECTS OF CONFLICT, ANXIETY, POVERTY, AND POLITICS.
IN 2009 HE WAS INVITED BY THE BBC TO ATTEND THE MUSICIAN’S MASTERCLASS AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS AND WAS CLAIMED TO BE ONE OF THE UK’S MOST PROMISING YOUNG SONGWRITERS.
IN 2013 KINGSLEY FORMED KING SOLOMON, A 10 PIECE REGGAE BAND WHO GAINED A HEALTHY FOLLOWING THROUGH EXTENSIVE GIGGING. THEY SUPPORTED THE LIKES OF BRINSLEY (ASWAD) FORDE, EARL 16, DREADZONE AND EVA LAZARUS AND DELIVERED STUNNING SETS AT BOOMTOWN FAIR, O

HE MOVED ON TO HIS SOLO VENTURE IN 2017 WITH SELF-PRODUCED, HARD HITTING, ORIGINAL ROOTS REGGAE. HIS FIRST VIDEO RELEASE OF ‘DOWN THE RIVER’, FEATURED THE MIDDLE EASTERN OUD PLAYER YAZID FENTAZI, WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 17TH MARCH 2018. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OF A STRING OF RELEASES IN PREPARATION FOR HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM.
KINGSLEY’S BLEND OF DARK ROOTS AND SOULFUL REGGAE MAKES FOR AN INNOVATIVE, EXCITING NEW MOVE FOR THE GENRE. IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD HIM BEFORE YOU’LL BE SHOCKED TO HEAR THIS UNIQUE VOICE THAT HAS A CLEAR INFLUENCE FROM ARTISTS SUCH AS GREGORY ISSACS, THE VICEROYS AND DENNIS BROWN. HIS VOICE WAS DESCRIBE BY SLAP MAGAZINE AS AN ‘INSTANTLY ADDICTIVE ROOTS REGGAE DRAWL’.
KINGSLEY SALMON IS AIMING HIGH WITH HIS CAREER AND QUICKLY MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF ON THE UK REGGAE CIRCUIT. LOOK OUT FOR HIM MAKING MAJOR MOVES IN 2018.

Demo Mix.

Matuki

2:30pm – 3:30pm

MATUKI are a 10 piece Afro- Beat/ Afro- Funk band based in Bristol- a city renowned for it’s multi cultural dance music. Their debut gig on Glastonbury’s esteemed Glade Stage in 2015 showed the true extent to their potential as Bristol’s newest and most exciting Afro- beat project. They went on to play Shambala the same year and Bristol’s Colston Hall as they honed their sound and live show and all the while gaining an enviable reputation as a live band.
Fusing traditional afro-beat sounds with some heavy doses of contemporary urban funk, they immediately won audiences over with sizzling horns, tuff bass-lines, interlocking guitars & soaring vocals. Led by master drummer and lead vocalist, Abraham Ebou, they released their debut album, Injo, in March this year. It has jazz & psychedelic influences too, resulting in mesmerising tunes with heavyweight horn lines.
To date they’ve had sold out shows in London, Bristol and Cardiff- where they supported the none other than Quantic Soul Orchestra. They returned to Glastonbury this year (their debut gig was on Glade stage last year) as well as Kendal Calling, Greenman and Secret Garden Party. They headlined Salisbury Arts Festival an the Tropical Tea Party at Eastern Electrics.

Pete Cannon & Dr Syntax

Time 16.00 to 17.00

Dr Syntax (MC) and Pete Cannon (producer/DJ/MC) have been making music and touring together since 2010. They are well renowned for smashing shows all over the UK, and at festivals such as Boomtown Fair (UK) and Outlook (Croatia).

Both reputed solo artists in their own right, their collaborative releases ‘Killer Combo’, ‘Elaborate Anoraks’,’The Tonic’ and their new album ‘Let’s Talk’ combine witty, insightful lyricism and gob-smackingly banging beats to great effect. While their sound is rooted in hip hop for the most part, their riotous live performances showcase their versatility with ventures into bass music, old skool hardcore and jungle.

Known for his unique style and deep vocal tone, Dr Syntax has been a highly regarded name in the UK Hip Hop scene since he appeared on Foreign Beggars’ ‘Asylum Speakers’ album in 2004. Since then he has released numerous albums including his classic 2007 debut ‘Self Taught’, and ‘Scene Stealers’, his 2008 collaboration with Skrein as Skreintax. More recently, his name was synonymous with acclaimed Manchester band The Mouse Outfit. He appeared on their albums ‘Escape Music’ and ‘Step Steadier’, and toured with them relentlessly across the UK and Europe from 2012-2017.

Pete Cannon is an incredibly prolific and versatile producer, having collaborated with Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson, Del The Funky Homosapien, Rizzle Kicks and Lunar C to name a few. He has worked extensively with UK hip hop’s best known label, High Focus, notably producing tracks for Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter and Verb T, and entirely producing the ‘High Focus Remixes’ album. As versatile and skilled behind the decks as in the studio, his jungle sets have become the stuff of legend. His forays into jungle and drum and bass have recently found him a new audience, producing for Hospital Records’ artist Inja, with many more releases scheduled for 2018.

They Say Jump

17.30 – 19.00

Boasting band members that have performed with Bastille, Kwabs, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Hollie Cook and Prince Fatty, They Say Jump are an unstoppable force united by a love of Reggae and Ska music.
In March 2017 TSJ were asked to support Bob Marley’s original band ‘The Wailers’ on their UK tour performing to thousands nationwide.
They Say Jump’s most recent releases have been played by David Rodigan on BBC 1Xtra, John Kennedy of XFM and on BBC Radio Wales.
Since establishing 10 years ago TSJ have toured extensively building a strong live following escalated by high profile festival performances at Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Nozstock and
Wilderness.
Labelled as ‘Ones to watch’ by Harper’s Bazaar magazine after a main stage performance at Secret Garden Party, They Say Jump have an ace up their sleeve. Frontman Adrian Benn is an uncontrollable explosion of hilarity, drawing audiences into a cyclone of amusement. He turns a subdued room into a free-for-all by the end of the first 3 and a half minutes.
Do not be surprised to see band members performing wireless in the crowd, audience members stripping and a hypnotised army of loyal followers jumping in unison. They Say Jump are summer personified, an unrivalled live show.

D J Ren

In-between bands

South London’s finest, DJ Ren selects the best in reggae, roots and dancehall to carry those sunshine party vibes through to his vibing audiences. Curator of Ren’s Reggae Sunday’s, Ren is following in the footsteps of some of London’s finest selectors bringing reggae to the masses and keeping those feet moving.