Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry announces 2013 UK tour

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry announces 2013 UK tour

Legendary is an over-used word, but when the person concerned is Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry then ‘legend’ entirely fits the bill. Perry who is now 76yrs of age began his musical career as a record seller for Studio One back in the 50’s, he went on to release some 30 records for Studio One and was also responsible for production work on the labels other releases. As as studio producer Perry whose mixing board experiments resulted in the creation of dub reggae. Perry has remained one of the most prolific artists, and despite his age he continues to work tirelessly;

In September 2012, Perry teamed with electronic music group The Orb to produce a reggae-infused album ‘The Orbserver In The Star House’, which was recorded in Berlin over a period of several months.[The album has earned critical acclaim, and featured the single ‘Golden Clouds’, named after the historic property located near Perry’s hometown in Jamaica.


In August 2012 it was announced that Perry would received Jamaica’s sixth highest honour, the Order of Distinction, Commander Class.

Now Perry has announced a short UK tour; it is worth noting the size of these venues, these are going to be intimate gigs – perhaps the best way to experience the genius of Lee Perry. Tickets are on sale now.

Sat 9th Feb 2013 – Jazz Cafe, London
Sun 10th Feb 2013 – Jazz Cafe, London
Fri 15th Feb 2013 – Holmfirth Picturedrome, Holmfirth
Sun 17th Feb 2013 – Eric’s Club, Liverpool
Mon 18th Feb 2013 – Band On The Wall, Manchester
Tue 19th Feb 2013 – Band On The Wall, Manchester
Wed 20th Feb 2013 – The Junction, Cambridge

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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