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Jimmy Cliff
 
 

Reggae’s Greatest Artist and Third World Music Superstar Jimmy Cliff’s hits include: ‘Wonderful World, Beautiful People’, ‘Vietnam’, ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want ’, ‘Many Rivers to Cross’ and many more.  His version of Jonny Nash’s song “I Can See Clearly Now” is an all-time Classic.

With a legacy stretching back nearly 50 years, Jimmy is a multiple Grammy Award Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Lead Actor in the Reggae Film 'The Harder They Come' and has collaborated with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello and Annie Lennox. Jimmy’s songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen and many more.

Jimmy will be showcasing his new studio album Rebirth (2012) and as the title suggests, is what he believes to be his own Artistic revival. Rebirth was produced by none other than Tim Armstrong; the reggae obsessed front man of American punk-rock band Rancid.

Although the two may seem an unlikely pair, Armstrong has cited Jimmy as his most admired Artist and Jimmy says of the collaboration "He reminded me of a lot of things that I had forgotten….He brought me back to my roots." The two have received praise for their collaboration with rave reviews including:

“It's the sound of history circling in wondrous ways” Rolling Stone

“…it’s the Cliff/Armstrong composition “Reggae Music” that’s the crowning jewel of a flawless album” Altpress

When he performed at Coachella in April this year he found himself a whole new generation of fans and he had the crowd still singing ‘One More’ (The first single off Rebirth) once he left the stage. Make sure you are a part of Jimmy Cliff’s rebirth this March!

Performing on: Friday, 22 March 2013

For more information, visit http://www.jimmycliff.com
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Jimmy Cliff