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THE HEPTONES – A CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORYMusic, Festival

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Price: £16.00
22.10.22 - 23.10.22
7.00pm - 1.00am

A CELEBRATION OF black history with the heptones

The Heptones are legendary Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio most active in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were one of the more significant trios of that era and played a major role in the gradual transition between ska and rocksteady into reggae with their three-part harmonies. The Heptones were contemporaries of the Wailers and the Maytals, and every bit their equal in the mid-60s. The Heptones were from Kingston, Jamaica. They started in 1965 and played Rocksteady & Reggae and recorded for Studio One. The original members were Earl Morgan, Robert Dacres, and Carlton Scarlett. Past members included Leroy Sibbles, Barry Llewellyn & Naggo Morris. Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn first came together as “The Hep Ones” in 1965 in Kingston but they soon changed their name to “The Heptones”. They had a number of Jamaican hits for Studio One, beginning with “Fattie Fattie”, in 1966. During their five years at Brentford Road, the home of Studio One, Leroy Sibbles played bass on numerous sessions, auditioned acts, and, along with Jackie Mittoo, was the chief studio arranger. Some of their instrumental session work was released as the Soul Vendors and Sound Dimension. The Heptones remained at Studio One well into the reggae era. They had a big hit with “Book of Rules” in 1973. It was one of the group’s few songs not sung by Sibbles. Barry Llewelyn sang lead and co-wrote “Book of Rules”. In 1977 they recorded Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released”. As of 2016, the line-up featured Morgan with Robert Dacres and Carlton Scarlett.

Line up:

  • The Heptones
  • The Pressure Tenants
  • DJ Calvin Francis
  • DJ Matt Martin
  • Skashack DJs
  • Doors Open 7pm
  • Event Finish 1am
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