Tribute to Lee Scratch Perry: Mad Professor, Omar Perry & Earl 16
February 3 All day
Mad Professor plays tribute to his friend touring the UK to celebrate his life in his own unique dub style.
Joining the Professor will be Lee Perry’s son Omar Perry. Omar Perry was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1968 and grew up in such a musical environment, watching some of the greatest artists that ever worked in his father’s studio, the “Black Ark” : Max Romeo, Junior Murvin, Bob Marley with the Wailers … Omar knew one day he would dedicate his life to the Music. Omar has performed numerous festivals across Europe and has supported acts such Sly & Robbie featuring Mykal Rose, Buju Banton, Horace Andy and Alton Ellis.
Finishing off the bill we bring you Earl 16. Earl grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and was influenced by artists such as Dennis Brown. In the late 1970s, Earl recorded four tracks at Perry’s Black Ark studio, including the original recording of “White Belly Rat”, also meeting Earl Morgan of The Heptones who later produced his album, Shining Star.