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Horace Andy in Los Angeles

Horace Andy in Los Angeles

Horace Andy in Los Angeles

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Jamaican singer Horace Andy played at The Dub Club, The Echoplex, Los Angeles, California on June 22.

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The Dub Club was packed with fans, this night, awaiting the performance of reggae veteran, Horace “Sleepy” Andy, whose works date back to the early 1970’s to present. His nickname, Sleepy, is aptly shown in his trademark sleepy eyes, which barely open…even for posed pictures. He was backed by local musicians, The Gumption Band, who drove a pounding reggae riddim all night long. Horace has a massive discography…too long to mention in this review as he has been a prolific songwriter and singer for the duration of his career. Thanks to a copy of the set list, which was provided by renowned reggae archivist Roger Steffens (who got to it before I could), so that I could provide you, the readers, with an accurate accounting of the night’s performance.  There were a number of favorite songs performed that Horace has recorded on multiple CD’s including: Skylarking, Zion Gate and Elementary. One of my fave’s was Money, which he sang near the beginning of his set. Horace’s high pitched voice is so recognizable…sweet and unique among all reggae artists. Horace gave a fantastic performance, dancing energetically throughout the show. He did newer songs and older classics that thrilled the massive crowd. This was the set list as Horace wrote it:

Horace Andy in Los Angeles - Set List

After rocking out for more than an hour, I made my way backstage to greet the legendary artist, who was catching his breath with many rasta friends in a very small and smoky dressing room. He had given his all in the nights show and was very exhausted, but still took time to greet fans and allowed me to take a photo of him with a well known local rastaman called Rootsman. Horace your performance was unforgettable! Thanks for the positive vibes that rocked the Dub Club.

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