Wed 15th Jun

Showtime with Wiley & General Levy

Showtime with Wiley & General Levy

 The Heatwave present…

SHOWTIME!

A bashment stageshow extravaganza

The Heatwave present an unmissable dancehall experience. The biggest MCs in the UK sharing the spotlight and passing the mic in classic Jamaican style.
 

WILEY GENERAL LEVY

GLAMMA KID SKIBADEE

ASHER SENATOR LADY CHANN RIKO DAN

STUSH MR WILLIAMZ LADY LESHURR

YT STYLO G SEROCEE RUBI DAN

We hear their voices on our favourite records. We’ve listened to them crackling on pirate radio. They host the biggest raves across the country and around the world. Now is the chance to experience them live together on the same stage.


“Showtime is gonna be when we do what Shabba and Yellowman and Ninja did back in the day on those big soundsystems. Kids are gonna watch it in a hundred years and think, ‘I wish I was there’.” says Wiley

From jungle to grime, past to present, generation to generation. These are the voices that sculpted the UK underground scene and laid the foundations for artists like Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah.

The Heatwave highlighted the huge Jamaican influence on UK MCs in their critically acclaimed compilation An England Story. At Showtime they pay homage to the formula set so many years ago by the masters of soundsystem culture. One microphone, a bag full of classic dancehall riddims and artists with lyrics for days.

The calibre of MCs is unmatchable, from originators like Smiley Culture’s sparring partner Asher Senator to current dancehall queen Lady Chann. Prepare for verbal acrobatics and MCs breathing fire. Enough vibes to power the national grid!
 

The cameras will be rolling and the stage will be lit. Showtime will go down in UK music history.

 The Heatwave present Showtime!

 Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

 Wednesday 15th June 2011 , 7pm-1am

 £15 tickets from www.theheatwave.co.uk/showtime

 

For more information, audio/visual resources and interviews please contact

Gabriel Heatwave on 07890 371 097 or gabriel@theheatwave.co.uk.