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Jamaican Independence day with Gabbidon Band on Saturday 6th August 2022
Led by Basil Gabbidon, founder member of Steel Pulse, one of the biggest Reggae bands to come out of Birmingham and the UK, GABBIDON makes sure that Reggae music remains live in Birmingham, the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Basil has had a varied and successful career in Reggae music as lead guitarist, singer, songwriter for the last 4 decades.
Basil taught himself how to play the guitar when he was 14 after hearing Nimey’s song ‘Blood and Fire’ and the ‘Cath A Fire’ album by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Whilst in secondary school, he formed the worldwide renown band Steel Pulse with his school friend David Hinds. He recorded 4 albums with the group (Hands worth Revolution, Tribute to the Martyrs, Caught You and True Democracy) before leaving in 1981 and this has led to him to experiment with new ideas and new sounds whilst still maintaining the Steel Pulse flavour. After a short break, he formed his next band ‘BASS DANCE’, touring Europe and England for many years, recording ‘Loud’ and ‘Louder’.
Basil Gabbidon – Lead Guitar
Paul Beckford – Bass Guitar
Candice Gabbidon – Lead and Backing Vocals
Catherine Beroard-Gabbidon – Backing Vocals and Keyboard
And will be joined by guests:
Colin Gabbidon – Drums
Benny – Vocals
Israel Vernon - Keyboard
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