Lee Scratch Perry, regarded as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time, performs at Portsmouth‘s Wedgewood Rooms on Wednesday 28th March 2018.
From his early days in the 1960s as a singer and engineer for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One in Kingston, through his production of the seminal Wailers’ classics African Herbsman and Soul Revolution, Perry’s innovative style marks him as one of reggae’s original treasures.
His on-the-edge creative genius remains evident in his own solo albums of the 1970s through his steady stream of mind-boggling releases of the 1980s.
One of reggae’s undisputed pioneers, Lee ‘the Upsetter’ Perry has worked with almost everyone from the Heptones to the Skatalites to the Clash.
In his plethora of newer material, Scratch expounds on his favourite themes of extraterrestrials, judgment, justice, corruption, carnality, and self-proclamation, all over some killer riddims.
Lee is perhaps the only 80+-year-old who can dance on one leg for one hour straight!
Doors open at 8:00pm. Tickets are £22.50.