Date: 20 Jul 2017
Time: 8pm
Ticket Price: €10


July 20th

The Workman’s Club

Soothsayers are the most recent signing to leading UK label Wah Wah 45s. A proven and unstoppable force on the UK music scene for over a decade, Soothsayers have new releases ready for release in May 2017 and October 2017 (album).  A unique and universally uplifting sound combining high quality musicianship with a lyrical message , Soothsayers have added their mouth watering Afrobeat and dubalicious flavors to an impressive list of festivals , venues and theatres including Rototom  Festival (Spain) ,The North Sea Jazz Festival , Dhaka World Music Festival ,  London Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Barbados World Music Festival. Six studio albums have gained universal critical acclaim gaining regular radio play across the globe. Live radio sessions include BBC Radio 3, BBC radio London, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service. Soothsayers reputation as a great live band and innovative studio producers has led to collaborations with top quality artists including a host of world famous Jamaicans like Johnny Clarke, Cornel Campbell, Rico as well as great work with UK based artists Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Earl 16 and Manasseh. The recent 7″ vinyl single release, Nothing Can Stop Us, has become a  Rodigan favourite on his BBC1xtra radio show.

The Independent on Sunday: “The grooves are solid, the playing immaculate and the three-part vocal harmonies the icing on the cake” “Soothsayers offer politically-engaged, cliche-free lyrical sentiment delivered in spine-tingling three part harmony. Human Nature is timeless, offering a fresh, contemporary approach to

vintage 70s roots-reggae and afrobeat which will please purists at the same time as engaging new audiences”

UncutMagazine: “ precise, melodic vocals with intricate horn led arrangements …the mood is defiant and joyous …. delightful”

Riddim magazine.‘The best thing about Soothsayers is that their sound constantly evolves…the defining element is now threepart vocal harmony, which sweetens much of the work…the album’s overall feeling is oneof optimism, and a belief that love conquers all.’

The Guardian: **** ” One of the finest slices of a Anglo Caribbean fusion since The Specials in their prime……artfully mixing in funk and Afrobeat to their deep dub”

Clash Magazine: “a truly intoxicating dub experience… featuring a galaxy of reggae and dub stars….like the best jambalaya it’s hot and spicy and will leave you grinning from ear to ear”