REGGAE greats Toots and The Maytals kick off a UK tour at Leamington Assembly on Wednesday July 19.
Led by the charismatic Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, The Maytals formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1961. ‘Toots’ popularised the reggae sound with hits such as Do The Reggay – widely acknowledged as the first song ever to feature the word reggae – Pressure Drop, 54-46 (That’s My Number), Sweet and Dandy, Monkey Man, Funky Kingston and Reggae Got Soul.
Over the past five decades, ‘Toots’ has influenced countless artists, including The Specials, The Clash and Amy Winehouse, and has toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, and Sheryl Crow.
A five time Grammy nominee, Toots & The Maytals won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Reggae album with True Love. The album featured re-recorded classic hits alongside popular and legendary artists including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Roots and Shaggy.
Looking forward to his return to the UK, Toots said: “I’m filled with energy, lots of energy, and can’t wait to be back in the UK in the summer.
“We love the UK and the UK loves Toots & The Maytals. We put in more than 100 percent every night and our wonderful fans give it right back to us every time.”
Visit www.leamingtonassembly.com for tickets and further details.