Monday 1st April 2019
- Tuesday 2nd April 2019
£30.00 - £60.00
Robbie Shakespeare - bass
Sly Dunbar - drums
Nils Petter Molvaer - trumpet
Johan Lindstrom - guitar
Vladislav Delay - live sampling
2 shows per night for dub legends with very special guest (and Ronnie's favourite) trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer. These are extremely rare club dates, book early.
Theirs is the ultimate musical marriage, a partnership that, once formed, re-etched the very landscape of not just Jamaican music, but the entire world's. Such hyperbole is oftentimes rolled out by publicity machines whenever two musical talents come together, but in the case of drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare, it really was an earth-shattering union. Their rhythms have been the driving force behind innumerable songs -- one statistician estimated that together they've played on approximately 200,000 tracks, and that doesn't count remixes, versions, and dubs. As a production team, they were the equivalent of a creative storm, the cutting edge of modern dub, ragga, and dancehall.
In the early part of 2012, Sly & Robbie returned with Blackwood Dub, their first traditional dub album in years. Recorded in 2011 and produced in collaboration with Alberto Blackwood and Gilroy "Rolex" Stewart, the album was marketed with the slogan "Strictly dub – no vocals." In 2013, they collaborated with French saxophonist Stepper on the album Stepper Takes the Taxi. The follow-up to Blackwood Dub arrived in 2014 when Underwater Dub came to the surface with more sprawling and laid-back material. In 2015, Sly & Robbie appeared on two albums cut in collaboration with the Japanese group Spicy Chocolate, The Reggae Power and The Reggae Power 2. 2017 saw the rhythm section releasing albums in collaboration with Brinsley Forde (One Fire Dub) and Junior Natural (Militant). 2018's Overdubbed teamed Sly & Robbie with the Canadian dub and dance music artist Dubmatix. That same year, trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær and guitarist Eivind Aarset released their album of music created with Sly & Robbie, Nordub.
An exciting new genre-hopping guitar trio have emerged from London’s melting pot. The band create a compelling wide-screen soundworld that’s rich in melody and emotive harmonies, contemporary beat-culture and heavy riffs. Imagine a combo of Pink Floyd’s ethereal epic-ness, Hendrix's psychedelic soul, a touch of J-Dilla/Madlib beat conducting with a twist of Led Zepellin riffs and you’re half way there.
With credits as in-demand sidemen for David Gilmour, Jamie Woon, Jessie Ware, Khadi Tatham, Richard Spaven and PBUG, the band stretched out in early 2017, releasing their debut album The Drop to rave reviews and plenty of attention from Jazz FM, BBC Radio, Ronnie Scott’s, Jazzwise Magazine, and Dublab. Their Second album Volume II will be out on April 1st 2019 available at sen3.bandcamp.com. Cd's and a limited first pressing of Vinyl will be available to purchase after the show. SEN3 are ones to watch.
“Love this new Project” -Chris Philips Jazz FM
“SEN3 are in possession of a seriously unique and energetic sound - loving theses guys ." -Tony Minvielle Jazz FM
"I fully support this exciting new project and these guys will blow up for sure!” -Rebecca Vasmant" - BBC Radio Scotland
"SEN3 are killing it, 'The Drop' is one of my favourite releases of the year and as a live band they are a force to be reckoned with". Nick Lewis, Ronnie Scott's
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