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Reggae is coming to Abergavenny – and not before time, say the organisers of ‘Reggae Y Fenni’, Jo Webb and Paul Donnelly, who believe this event at the Priory Centre might be a first for the town.

After seeing the 9-piece band ‘Reggae Winehouse’ play in Hereford, the pair were bewitched by the exuberance of their live performance and felt bringing them to Abergavenny might provide a real tonic for everyone.

“After the challenges of the past couple of years, and, let’s face it, the struggles many still face, we thought it would be great to give everyone something to smile about. We hope people will forget about their troubles for a night and just soak up some joy”, says Donnelly.

After a few setbacks, including venue and sponsorship changes, things are finally on track for a great night’s entertainment on Saturday 13th August. The evening starts with DJ Lady Ally Baba filling the floor with her special brand of deep groove and overdubbed vocals. There are plans for another special guest artist before the main act, “Reggae Winehouse”, takes to the stage. This talented crew, with its three top vocalists and fantastic brass section, bring the hit songs of Amy Winehouse back to life in a fresh reggae style. Coming out of one of the biggest cultural melting pots of Britain, this Midlands band combines musical influences to bring a fusion of rhythms which truly cross the divide. You really won’t want to miss this fabulous night’s entertainment!

Suppliers are still being finalised, but there’ll definitely be a full bar and food available. Tickets are available only on Eventbrite and cost £15 + booking fee. All profits will go to Papyrus – the suicide prevention charity. Doors open at 7pm.

Reggae and summertime are natural bedfellows – but tickets are strictly limited, so why not grab one whilst you still can?
Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for ‘ReggaeYFenni’ for tickets or visit the event page on Facebook where you can purchase tickets through the event link.

Jo Webb

 

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