Published On: Thu, Aug 30th, 2012

Reggae Heaven As Eric’s Host Antipop’s New Heroes. Gig Preview.

Eric’s is the scene for many great nights out in Liverpool.  Having already played host to some highly rated gigs in its legendary downstairs venue and fast becoming a must play location for up and coming bands who have been fed on the diet of stories that surround the iconic setting, Eric’s will now be host to Antipop Records.

On Friday 14th September, expect the bass to be turned up to 10, reverb to the maximum possible and some new exciting names such as The Amnesiacs, Jeramiah Ferrari, P’Chenga and Roots To Nowhere.

The Amnesiacs will return to the stage for a rare hometown appearance. The Amnesiacs are an exciting Ska/hip hop group from Liverpool. Providing a scintillating rendition of contemporary Ska fused with a modern day twist. Their songs provide a sharp documentary of modern day living, subjects that affect us all in this current climate of social and political uncertainty.

Live they are a formidable force with boundless energy and enthusiasm. Their song Top Yourself was featured in the Kevin Sampson cult film Away Days.

Jeramiah Ferrari are a 4 piece reggae band based in Manchester, they fuse Roots Reggae, Rock, Punk, Ska and Calypso. They recently performed at the MEN Arena after winning tonnes of local radio competitions. Their debut EP Cactus Killer sold out and they’ve already supported The English Beat, Turin Breaks, The Sunshine Underground and The Aggrolites.

P’Chenga are a Reggae/Ska/Rock band from Liverpool featuring some of the ‘best sax playing this side of New Orleans’, they have reggae coming out of their ears.

This will also be Roots To Nowhere debut in Liverpool and are another discovery from Antipop. The Welsh band play a mixture of punk/ska and Reggae which is all original material, the band consist of Kyle Tomkinson, James Tirrell, Jan Pogonowski and Al Hand.

For a night of reggae infused music, then Eric’s on the 14th September is the place to be.

Tickets for this event are available from the Box office at Eric’s or by telephone on 0151 2369994. Tickets are priced at £5.

Ian D. Hall

About the Author

- Ian was bought up in Birmingham and has lived for the last eight years in a city he has come to think of as his home. In the last ten years he has worked for two of the finest media organisations it has been his pleasure to be part of, the Birmingham Mail and LSMedia. In the three years he has been part of the team here and has reviewed over 1,000 theatre performances, albums and gigs, travelling as far as Montreal to cover music. His dearest loves are Prog, Heavy Metal, Rock and the theatre.