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Jamaican Reggae Legend Horace Andy to play Gloucester Guildhall


Horace Andy to play Gloucester Guildhall

Horace ‘Sleepy’ Andy is a Jamaican singer-songwriter known as the sweetest voice in reggae and for his long association with British trip-hop band Massive Attack.

Born Horace Hinds in Kingston, Jamaica and later changing his name to Horace Andy he has become an enduring voice on the Jamaican music scene. Note his signature 1970s hit, ’Skylarking’ defining his ability to deliver songs of black determination and social commentary and it topped the Jamaican charts.... but he equally delivers songs of love.

Working with Coxsone Dodd in the early days Andy recorded tunes like ‘See A Man's Face’ and the well-received "Mr. Bassie" Andy has consistently recorded and performed around the world in his own right with his band and has remained massive in reggae subgenres roots reggae, rocksteady, lover's rock and dancehall.

In 1990, Horace was discovered by the Bristol based trip-hop band Massive Attack, who cited Andy's work as a major influence. He recorded the song "One Love" for their 1991 debut album, Blue Lines, and the band's popularity exposed Andy to a younger generation of fans, many of whom continue to seek out his earlier work. After Massive Attack launched their own label, Melankolic, they released Skylarking, a compilation of Andy's career hits.

Andy is the only singer of Massive Attack's rotating group of guest artists to appear on each one of the band's albums. He continues to tour worldwide with the band.

Jim Lockey, Programming & Marketing manager at Gloucester Guildhall said “We are extremely lucky to host a performer of Horace Andy’s stature. As one of the most respected and influential figures in reggae music, he has sold millions of records worldwide, plus with local heroes King Solomon in support too, this show is not to be missed!”

Tickets are priced at £22.50 and are available from gloucesterguildhall.co.uk and 01452 503050

Friday 18th August

Doors 7.30pm 


Explore Gloucestershire
11 August 2017


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