23 February 2010
Dennis Bovell Dub Band @ Band on the Wall 
Legendary UK dubmaster (ex-X-O-Dus) Dennis Bovell brings his Dub Band to the Band on the Wall in Manchester on Friday 12 March 2010 as part of a UK mini-tour.

March 2010

5 - The Albany, London
11 - The Butter Market, Shrewsbury
12 - Band on the Wall, Manchester [+ late night reggae party with Tappa Benz til 3am]
13 - Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria
14 - The Cluny, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

"UK reggae maestro Dennis Bovell is producer, composer, re-mixer, bandleader - and the heaviest bassist in town, pumping out the deepest of body-shaking dub grooves. From the days of his seminal band Matumbi and the radical days of punk, Dennis continues to be a massive presence - he's worked with the likes of Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, The Slits and Linton Kwesi Johnson - and live, the Dub Band's rock-solid horns and rhythm section never fail to move and groove."

More info Dennis Bovell on MySpace

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