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BIGSHIP PRESENTS A LOVERS ROCK SHOWCASE WITH CRUCIAL ROCKERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS

Grace Barbe

Bigship will be held quarterly with live band Crucial Rockers presenting a varying program of special reggae feature shows.

The first instalment will be at Perth’s iconic live music venue, Mojos Bar on Friday, February 12th.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2021, the series will kick off with a night dedicated to lover’s rock, the romantic style of reggae that originated in the UK of the late 70’s and early 80’s.

Featuring classics from UK lovers rock originators like Janet Kay and Caroll Thompson as well as Jamaican favourites like Bob Marley and Gregory Isaacs plus some surprise new original arrangements.

This night is for the lovers, the lovers of reggae and the lovers of lovers reggae!

Crucial Rockers have been bringing authentic live reggae to Western Australia for many years, appearing at Fremantle’s legendary dancehall night Fisherman Style as well as Perth Festival, Wave Rock Festival, RTR FM’s Harbour Sundays and more.

Grace Barbé – needs no introduction, the legendary ARIA nominated Seychellois world music diva has been singing reggae from the very beginning!

Ofa Fotu aka Odette Mercy has been fronting acclaimed Perth soul outfit the Soul Atomics for over 10 years now, as well as appearing in theatres all over the world with “Hot Brown Honey”.

Tony Papa-Adams is the front man of legendary Perth RnB outfit Old Blood and is widely admired for his soulful voice and performance.

Flex is a Perth reggae stalwart best known as one of the state’s greatest reggae DJs for more than 20 years. Originating from Brixton in the UK and of Jamaican heritage Flex has the authentic voice and style!

Natalie Doyle is one of WA’s leading ladies of Reggae; former front lady of reggae band Ngati, she’s currently with EnQue, and brings over 20 years of industry experience both in NZ and WA.

Drea is a Perth based singer of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage who has been making a name for herself in the local live scene since graduating from WAAPA in 2016.

David Dreaded King is front man and keys player for Perth roots reggae band The U-nites. David Dreaded King keeps true to the “old school” sounds of 70’s reggae with a touch of modern flavour.

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