Come celebrate the life of Bob Marley with Sly and Robbie ft Bitty Mclean.
Sly and Robbie, affectionately known as the Riddim Twins, are perhaps the premiere architects of the modern sound of Jamaican music. Building on the cornerstones of Studio 1 and other early pioneers of the Jamaican recording industry, Sly and Robbie became the driving force behind the fabled Channel 1 sound that dominated reggae throughout the late 70’s and early 80’s. Subsequent work, most notably with Peter Tosh and Black Uhuru, set the pace for the changing sound of reggae in the post-Bob Marley era.
A much loved talent with an astonishing voice and unnerving ability to pen a pop smash, McLean launched himself into the high end of the British charts. In the early 1990s he had a string of Top Ten hits with cover versions of songs including The Shirelles’ Dedicated to the One I Love (UK No. 6) and Fats Domino’s It Keeps Rainin” (Tears from My Eyes) (1993), which was his biggest UK hit, peaking at UK No.2. McLean’s song “It Keeps Rainin’ (Tears from My Eyes)” topped the charts in New Zealand and the Netherlands in 1993.
Bitty toured Europe with Sly & Robbie in August 2018 to promote this new album.