Gappy Ranks live Seattle June 24
Culture Yard International brings UK dancehall champion GAPPY RANKS to Seattle for a live show with his West Coast backing band 7th Street!
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. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
7th St. Band is a foundation out of Berkeley, California that has been performing reggae on the west coast for the last 9 years. Edi (drummie, founder and captain of 7th st.) and Benjamin (keys & secretary of state) have known each other since they were 13 years old and have been making music together since. Together with Jason (guitar and founder of the Funkanauts) and Barry (saxophone) they make up 7th St. Band. They have backed such artists as: Konshens, Million Stylez, Pressure, Perfect, Marlon Asher, Norris Man, Louie Culture, Mr. Easy, Mega Banton, Prestige, Tuff Lion, Army, Danny I, Messenjah Selah, Lloyd Brown, Prezident Brown, Winstrong, Arkaingelle, Junior Toots, Binghi Ghost, Luv Fyah, Blaak Lung, Malika Madremana, Irae Divine, Roots Natty and Miosotis, Earl Zero, Ras Indio and Wadi Gad.
This fantastic Reggae Dancehall concert is part of the #ReggaeAttheRanch #PonoSaturdays live music program Culture Yard curated at the Pono Ranch venue in Ballard, Seattle, during the Spring/Summer of 2017
Doors open at 8PM
Get Your Advance Tickets and support the International Dancehall Live Music Movement grow in Seattle !
Pono Ranch (View)
4502 Shilshole Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
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