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The Sound of BLACK UHURU (1977-1985) ft Mykal Rose + Easydread

February 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Pad Presents

Independent Venue Week 2018 show with The Sound Of Black Uhuru ft Mykal Rose, with MAFIA & FLUXY Live Band – Sunday 4th February – Bedford Esquires.

The legendary ‘Black Uhuru’ is one of the most successful reggae groups to ever come out of Jamaica. They’re the first Reggae band to win a Grammy in 1984 for the album ‘Anthem’.

Signed to Island records, they produced 7 hit albums which included the classics ‘Shine Eye Gal’, ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’, ‘Sponji Reggae’, ‘Sensimilla’ & ‘What is Life?’

The all star cast; comprised of front man and lead singer, ‘Mykal Rose’, band leader and backing vocals, ‘Duckie Simpson’, ‘Puma’ and riddim twins, ‘Sly & Robbie’, toured the world supporting acts like The Police and The Rolling Stones.

In 1985 Mykal left the band, shortly followed by Sly & Robbie and since then the band has never reached any such heights.
This UK tour represents the very best of Black Uhuru’s finest moments. With Mykal Rose back as the leading frontman, he will deliver non-stop hits from their most popular period, 1977 – 1985.

He will be backed by the UK’s best backing band, Mafia & Fluxy, who are also celebrating 30 years in the music business.
If you are a true Reggae fan, then this is a show not to be missed!


Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets priced £15 are available now online from Seetickets here: http://www.seetickets.com/event/sounds-of-black-uhuru-1977-1985-ft-mykal-rose/bedford-esquires/1185901

Or in person from the 15th December from Esquires Bar, Slide Record Shop & Mario’s Hair Design.

Support from easydread!

Since forming in early 2013 Easydread have played up and down the country at venues such as The Underworld (Camden), The Fleece (Bristol) and at some of the UK’s best festivals including Illusive, One Love Reggae Festival, Equinox, Alchemy and Skankfest as well as supporting acts such as Hepcat, Zion Train, Dub Pistols, Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Toasters.

Easydread combine sounds drawn from a wide range of influences, from reggae and ska, to soul, punk and rap to get you thinking as well as skanking.



February 4, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Bedford Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom


Shaun Earp