An Evening with Dennis Bovell MBE


  • Reggae/Dub
  • Talks

Barbados-born Dennis Bovell is Britain’s greatest ever reggae producer. Moving to the UK as a 12-year-old, by the time he became a teenager he was already heavily involved in the London music scene. As a musician he was experimenting with loops and also the use of sound frequencies in the cutting room, as well as running various bands and sound systems. His first significant group, Matumbi patented a unique reggae sound.

Bovell was instrumental in a new British reggae sound, Lovers Rock and delivered a timeless hit for Janet Kay with Silly Games. His work as a producer brought him to the attention of dub-mad acts like all-girl group, The Slits, for whom he produced two albums, as well as working with the Pop Group, Madness, Orange Juice as well as a long-term relationship with dub-poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.

He still tours, plays regularly and recently appeared in a memorable role in Steve McQueen’s film ‘Lover’s Rock’.

Tickets are £20 and early booking is advised.