Preview: Lee Scratch Perry

Lee “Scratch” Perry was one of reggae’s seminal producers, working with artists like Bob Marley, Max Romeo, The Congo’s on their early recordings in his own “Black Ark” studio in Kingston; and creating some of the genre’s most memorable tracks in the process. His forward thinking productions were integral to the development of dub, and his influence on popular music is incalculable. Without him dance music and modern bass culture as it is today would be unthinkable. He has also had great success as a solo artist, releasing acclaimed albums such as “Arkology” and “Blackboard Jungle Dub” and for his achievements was named on Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. He has recently made a return to music scene collaborating with The Orb and giving up alcohol and his signature ganja smoking.

Perry is noted for his eccentric antics, such setting his studio on fire, accusing his record label boss of being a literal vampire, and through a banana worshipping phase. The talented 77 year old takes to the stage of Fibbers this Thursday in what’s sure to be a worthwhile – and certainly memorable performance