Saturday 14 April 2012 at 6:00pm
Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 86889291
DREADZONE plus support
Famed for their stunning live performances and firm festival favourites, Dreadzone - whose music is an eclectic fusion of dub, reggae, electronica, folk and rock – are coming to STAND! on Saturday 14th April 2012 as they celebrate the special edition reissue of their acclaimed “Second Light” album.
Dreadzone’s groundbreaking 1995 album ‘Second Light’ is to be released on 5th March 2012 by EMI as a two disc special edition featuring previously unreleased live concert material from Glastonbury 1995.
Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone formed in 1993 when ex-Big Audio Dynamite drummer Greg Roberts teamed up with Tim Bran, with the duo soon joined by bassist Leo Williams and keyboardist Dan Donovan, also formerly of Big Audio Dynamite, completing the group’s first line-up. A festival favourite, Dreadzone opened the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1994 and began to bring their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae to a wider audience, going on to chart seven Top 60 singles (including their Top 20 hit ‘Little Britain’) and are still going strong after 17 years.
Their second album Second Light (named by John Peel as one of his favourite albums of all time) has now been remastered at the world-famous AIR Studios and is available on deluxe 2CD and download. The Second Light Special Edition comes complete with an entire disc of bonus material including the John Peel session track ‘Maximum’ and a 45 minute live set from Glastonbury in 1995.
Hit records, critical acclaim and a huge, devoted fan base are theirs, due in part to their utterly storming live shows. They released The Good, The Bad And The Dread - a compendium of their excellent musical story so far in 2011. The all-killer-no-filler 16 tracks collate the many highlights of ‘the Zone’s’ output to date - a coherent and still fresh-sounding body of work.
The core members Greg Dread, original bass master Leo Williams, the unmistakable MC Spee, legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 alongside Chris Compton on guitar make up the current Dreadzone line up. Dreadzone are touring the UK in March and April 2012 and will be playing at festivals throughout the summer.
STAND! at the Fairfield Halls
STAND! is bringing great music to the Arnhem Gallery - creating one of South London's largest flat floor music venues. The opening series of gigs features soul, funk, reggae, ska and R&B and shows the commitment to running fantastic nights in a much needed, genuine mid-sized venue in South London. With new staging, great lighting and sound, plus the Arnhem Gallery bar open, STAND! is not only generating an amazing response from the musicians involved but also great anticipation from gig-goers of some big nights ahead.
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