rooftop ... born 2003 in portsmouth uk.
a converted loft space.
a place to just listen ,chill , forget ,escape,research my love of reggae music.
mixtapes are now cd mixes, giving out to friends etc.
the chance meeting of a local promoter and a trip to jamaica in 2004 , and the passing of a great friend with whom i shared a love for this music. something happened , by this time the rooftop was overflowing with great reggae , the collecting which started at 15 . so first gig was to play before and after MISTY IN ROOTS. kinda mad really , it was a band id seen many a times over the years . big fan of the live 79 album.
from there to my local pub for a weekly reggae night. learning curve and very enjoyable . then came club jamaica , played with and met some great people in them years. edge of the wedge i did monthly also at that time for nearly 4 years . club jamaica came and went for a little while . gigs all over portsmouth with lion paw sound along with gleem a local singer/mc . we had all played together over the years alot . 10 years seem to go quick a box full of specials / dubplates . playing out of portmouth seemed to be next little
adventure , yeovil a few times , bristol carnival , brighton a few times , weekly slot on shockwave radio and playing the uks ONE LOVE festival for a few years in a row . putting up monthly mixes along the way here on soundcloud was something i was passionate about and still am . making it available to people to download and burn or just listening on hear , the feedback has been great , and it much apeciated . when i checked the stats just before i wrote this . it was amazing knowing that my little mixes are being played all over the world . i hope them feel what i feel . love is the way . one love.
so also while doing the above , ive had the pleasure to have been involved in a project with two good friends , christian cowlin and vivian jones, recording original material and building riddims from stratch ,this is a project that we are hoping will be finalized next year. much of it has been filmed by myself, record label coming soon? yes , rooftop music debut 45 coming 2017 .
rooftop is a labour of love , positive music , honest music , one love
you can find some exclusive recording on my youtube channel...and much more to listen too on my mixcloud... alot of the radio shows are on there as well as most monthly mixes for here over the years , please see the link below.bless
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