Okay, this gig is way too classy for you scumbags who usually read this site but, you know, pretend otherwise. While you may think Marcia’s official website goes sliiiightly over the top in praise of its subject, there is no doubt that whether you call her Queen or Empress, Ms Griffiths is a pretty big deal amongst Jamaica’s musical exports. Seek out the records she released with Bob Andy (as Bob & Marcia): ‘Pied Piper’, ‘The Onion Song’, ‘Young, Gifted And Black’; a great seam of reggae that mixed breezy pop flourishes with sweetly entwined vocal harmonies. After they split, Marcia carried on the honey-voiced flame, making (and still continuing) a string of classy albums in thrall to coating every song in glory (her version of ‘When Will I See You Again’ is a treat). I’d imagine she’s till got the pipes too. Ladies and gentlemen: the real stuff.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS – the Queen of Reggae
Date: Wednesday – June 15, 2011 – 08:00 PM
Location: The Globe – Cardiff – £18
Doors Open 07:30 PM
The longest, hardest, and most consistently working artist in the history of the Jamaican Music Industry is the Empress of Reggae music, the most Honourable Marcia Griffiths, OD, First Lady of Songs, Female Vocalist Supreme.
In a career spanning 40 years to date and still going strong, she hits high points internationally as a soloist and as a duo with Bob Andy, as Bob and Marcia. She has toured the world as a member of the I-threes with Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Subsequently as a soloist she hit the Billboard chart with “Electric Boogie Song” and created a world class dance, the Electric Slide. This super star has been recording and performing ceaselessly.
Come and worship the Queen of Reggae at this intimate show at The Globe!
Tickets £18 advance / More on the door