For the first time ever, The King of Lovers Rock, Queen of Reggae and Royal Family of Reggae have been brought together in the UK for a tour that will see them entertain crowds in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Huddersfield.
Base Incorporated would like to announce the Beres Hammond & Friends UK Tour, taking place during July, 2013.
Leading the regal line up is headliner Beres Hammond AKA The King of Lover’s Rock. Since his first UK appearance 20 years ago, Hammond has repeatedly performed to sold-out crowds across the country.
Considered by many to be one of Jamaica’s finest contemporary vocalists, his long reign has enabled him to appeal to many generations. Whether Hammond’s song lyrics are being quoted online by Rihanna, or he is performing alongside other reggae veterans, hits such as They Gonna Talk, Rockaway and Tempted to Touch have enabled the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter to reach both young and old.
Base Incorporated MD, Fred Annan said: “Base Incorporated has been bringing Beres Hammond to the UK for over a decade. This year we wanted to take it to an unprecedented level and who better to team him up with but, the undisputed Queen of Reggae and the Royal Family of reggae? This tour will set a new high in concerts which will be hard to surpass, even for us”.
Joining Beres on tour will be Marcia Griffiths AKA The Queen of Reggae. With a career spanning more than four decades, she is the most commercially successful female reggae artist in history.
Griffiths scored a British top 5 with “Young, Gifted and Black” alongside Bob Andy in 1970 and was later well known as one third of the I-Threes, Bob Marley’s backing vocalists. Since then, she has continued to wow crowds with her brilliant live performances around the world.
The reggae dynasty continues with the addition of Morgan Heritage AKA The Royal Family of Reggae, bringing their brand of roots reggae music to the five-date tour.
The children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan – Peetah, Una, Gramps, Lukes and Mr Mojo collectively make up the talented and highly respected band, whose hits include Down By The River, and Don’t Haffi Dread. Originally from the US, Morgan Heritage mix their influences of R&B and Hip Hop with reggae and their stage shows are legendary worldwide.
“We’ve long admired both Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths two of the greatest proponents of reggae. To join them on the stage in the UK making history, will be both a blessing and the achievement of an ambition. Fans of reggae are in for the show of a lifetime”, promises Gramps.