Cleveland Watkiss 'Great Jamaican Songbook'

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Last Show: Saturday 10 th November 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Cleveland Watkiss sings the songs of Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, and more. Cleveland Watkiss will be joined by fellow UK greats Orphy Robinson - Keys/Perc, Delroy Murray - Bass, Brandon Murray - Guitars, Dan Barnett - Drums, and David Goode - Keys. It is well known that Jamaica has a long history of pioneering musical sounds - from Mento, Ska, Reggae, Dub, Roots and way beyond with many of its internationally celebrated musicians spawning from that great musical institution (The Alpha Boys School) under the tutelage of (The Nun) Sister Mary Ignatius Davis.

"Best Male Jazz Singer in Britain"

Evening Standard

Record labels and producers like Studio One, Coxsone Dodd, TuffGong, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and King Tubby were all highly Influential in the development of Jamaican Music along with musicians, singers and performers like Don Drummond, Ernest Ranglin, Barratt Brothers, Jackie Mittoo, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Alton Elis, Ken Booth, The Wailers, Millie Small, Marcia Griffith, Dawn Penn, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Burnin Spear, Jonny Osbourne and many many others. Many of those named here are also Alpha Boys.