Wknd 1: Friendly Fire Band

Birmingham’s most active live Reggae and Dancehall outfit fronted by Myki Tuff, Laddy D and Tomlin Mystic takes it down a notch.. Friendly Camp Fire Band goes back to the roots with a stripped down, intimate and personal vibe.

Friendly Fire Band is one of the most active live reggae and dancehall outfits in the UK’s traditional reggae capital, Birmingham, both on stages and in the studio. Composed of an international lineup of musicians, Friendly Fire Band comfortably juggles traditional Roots, Dancehall or One Drop riddims, and has become an institution on the Birmingham Reggae Scene, having backed a host of artists from Dawn Penn to the late Michael Prophet, and releasing music on the Friendly Fire Music label.

In the studio, they have recorded collaborations with the cream of UK reggae artists, released on vinyl as well as digital formats on the Friendly Fire Music imprint. Collaborating with artists such as YT, Luciano, Murray Man,  Mr Williamz, Tippa Irie, Susan Cadogan, Exile Di Brave, Peppery, Claire Angel to name a few, they have enjoyed radio and soundsystem plays around the world including David Rodigan (BBC 1Xtra) who has featured successive releases on his show, and many more around the world.

“The band was incredible…[they] made it all sound effortless..isn’t that the secret of great music?! Sounded like it was just falling off the stage.. beautiful tight riddims, the crowd was totally in- vested in the notes [they] were playing” – Brian Travers, UB40

“It’s almost like the real thing when you go to Jamaica and play with Sly and Robbie: for the UK…. it’s excellent!” – Dawn Penn