General Skank are an 8-piece reggae group hailing from London Town. Armed with dubby melodies, sweet politically conscious vocals, and a stylistic mashup that ranges from roots to rocksteady, dub to dancehall, and ska to drum ‘n’ bass General Skank are at the frontline of the Brit Reggae Revival Army. Currently touring their hugely dubby live show with the smooth and catchy vocal talent of ZICO (Unit137) these guys will get your feet moving and your brain thinking.
“General Skank are the best unsigned young reggae band in the UK.” Earl Gateshead, Trojan Records
The band came together in 2013 through a mutual love for reggae music and music in general. Now, as much as ever, people need music as a way of releasing, enjoying and expressing their emotions. After months of rhythmic rehearsal, the band was ready for action; and with the addition of live dubs and effects, they are now taking the UK reggae scene by storm.
Jazz Reggae Sessions
Taking inspiration from the great Jamaican jazz players (like saxophonist Tommy McCook, guitarist Ernest Ranglin and others) who gave their instrumental class to ska and reggae from their earliest days the Jazz Reggae Sessions is a fine collective of Bristol’s jazz musicians. Pulled together by guitarist Guy Calhoun (pictured) and sax player Craig Crofton the band take a jazz approach to classic reggae tunes producing excellent dance music as they go.
Bristol's Dub Boy is a DJ, producer and promoter of international esteem who plays a wide variety of soundsystem and carnival musics.
He is the driving force behind the seminal clubnights, Ruffnek Diskotek and Monster Bass, and performs regularly across the UK and Europe,
including festivals such as Glastonbury, Outlook and Boomtown.
Hiphoppapotamus - Full Moon
Doors 8.30pm - 2am