We are thrilled to welcome seminal reggae producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival to celebrate the great man’s 80th birthday.
Grammy-winning reggae icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is one of the most important figures in the history of reggae music. As an artist, songwriter, innovator, performer, creator and especially a producer, Perry has been at the forefront of reggae music since the late 50’s ska movement.
Cited by many as the inventor of dub reggae and the “scratch” turntable effect since used by DJ’s everywhere. He was also a seminal influence on the works of Bob Marley and shaped the machinery that became his celebrated sound.
Perry’s studio innovations made him such a sought after producer that he influenced not only reggae but also rock, punk, pop and dance music, having collaborated with such icons as The Clash, Junior Murvin and The Beastie Boys. Now back and with his unique sound stylings burning as brightly as ever, get ready and tighten up for one of biggest nights of the year.