Ever since Misty In Roots were founded at the height of the 1970's UK Reggae scene, they have been loved for their uncompromising mix of spiritual and militant Roots Reggae.
The band began life as a Southall-based British roots reggae band in the early 1970s. Their first album was 1979's Live at the Counter Eurovision, a record full of Biblical Rastafarian songs. This powerful, atmospheric live album is often considered the best live reggae album ever. It was championed by radio DJ John Peel, helping to bring roots reggae to a white audience. At this early stage, the band was a collective, with five lead singers and various musicians, though by the time of the second album the band had slimmed down to just three members. Along with Steel Pulse and Aswad, Misty in Roots are one of the most popular English reggae bands of all time.
After a break from recording in the 1990s, they returned, releasing a new album in 2002, and continue to play concerts to rapturous audiences across the world. Advance booking strongly recommended.
Tickets £15 in advance, available from:
The Wardrobe bar