Gappy Ranks & 7th Street Band

UK Reggae Legend

Gappy Ranks & 7th Street Band

Rocker-T

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$19.00 - $22.00

This event is all ages

Gappy Ranks
Gappy Ranks
Recalling the '90s -- the heyday of British artists like Maxi Priest and Bitty McLean -- singer Gappy Ranks brings U.K. reggae to the world. Born Jacob Lee Williams, the London-based artist was struggling to keep from being homeless when his career began, but working with radio and playing numerous live shows helped him step up. In 2009 he signed with Greensleeves, releasing his debut album for the label, Put the Stereo On, in 2010. The throwback effort was filled with nostalgia for the reggae of the '60s, but his 2011 release, Thanks & Praise, was more forward-thinking, featuring many dancehall cuts and a sure R&B influence. His 2013 release, Shining Hope, continued to blend genres. Released by the VP imprint Hot Coffee Music, it included the Bob Marley tribute "Everything's Gonna Be Alright." In 2014 he collaborated with producer Tom Chasteen for Gappy Ranks Meets Dub Club, a set of six new songs and four dub mixes released by the Stones Throw label. The German production crew Jugglerz and American vocalist J Boog both landed on his 2016 Hot Coffee LP, Guide Me.
Rocker-T
Rocker-T
Brooklyn-born Reggae pioneer Rocker-T announces the release of his newest album, The Return of the Tru Ganjaman, featuring Reggae Legends Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru), Prezident Brown and UK Reggae Superstar Gappy Ranks. The new album showcases some great original songs, along with some inspired remixes of some older songs from some well-known producers. The 19-track release (16 songs on the CD and 3 bonus tracks on the digital album) is put out through Luvinnit Productions, Rocker-T’s own independent record label, on June 17th, 2016. The album has many other amazing guest features including Mr. Williamz, Skip Wicked (Indubious), Mama-T, Ras Indio, and Jah Wave, and spans many genres while staying rooted in the conscious Dancehall reggae that Rocker-T is known for.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/