Dave & Ansell Collins

  • Friday | 31.08.12
  • 8.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

A major coup for Band on the Wall as we present the first ever Manchester concert by the legendary Jamaican reggae duo and their band.

Dave Barker and Ansell Collins were working for producer Lee “Scratch” Perry in Kingston in the late 1960s before joining forces in 1971 to produce the massive reggae single Double Barrel. Released by Techniques Records, part of the Trojan Records label, it topped the Jamaican and UK charts in March of that year and remains a firm dancefloor favourite among reggae fans across the world.

The follow-up release, the similarly styled Monkey Spanner, enjoyed the same international success. After cutting an album, Collins and Barker parted company to pursue individual careers with Collins becoming a much in demand session player and Barker became resident in the United Kingdom where he sang with several soul groups before the pair reunited again. While they’ve played the odd gig in London, this will be the first chance reggae fans will get to see this much-loved pair performing all their hits with full band in Manchester. Tickets on sale now. 

This show starts at 8.30pm but our Picturehouse cafe bar will be open earlier for home made food, drinks and good vibes.