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London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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Pre-event review (21st November 2010)

Gentleman’s Dub Club is a 9-piece dub band hailing from Leeds, whose extensive touring since 2006 has earned them some serious recognition as a result of playing alongside such big names as The Streets, Roots Manuva, The Wailers and Finlay Quaye.

My own experience of their performance at Bestival 2010 (Isle of Wight) was a phenomenally exciting hour of insight into a style of music so entirely different to the often misconstrued umbrella term ‘dubstep’ that it’s a wonder anyone ever got dub and dubstep confused at all. With aspects of ska rolling through the sounds of alto sax, trumpets, swinging guitars and melodic keyboards, GDC’s appearance onstage after several hours of (some say) repetitive drum & bass was refreshing.

Employing a mixture of old-style reggae beats and vocals with modern day digital sampling and scratching, their 2009 release ‘Members Only’ did not exhibit a step back into 1960s dub music, but instead a step forward, incorporating all these factors and finding a new niche.

Their 2010 November/December tour looks set to bring this new combination sound to all corners of the UK; from Bath to Cardiff, via Oxford, Brighton, Nottingham and Liverpool, to name but a few. Introducing their many members to Oxford’s very own close-fitting underground venue The Cellar this Sunday the 21st November will certainly be a sight to see after their festival appearances. In this gentlemanly fashion, the tour’s generous outreach will surely enlighten many unknowing souls by introducing them to the art of authentically heavy yet cheerfully melodic dub-ska-reggae sounds.

Gentleman’s Dub Club is a nine-piece band with a style based in dub, ska and roots in reggae. They release their first single ’Emergency’ this November amidst a hectic UK tour. GDC burst onto the UK circuit in 2006, after meeting and forming at Leeds University. Combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, Gentleman’s Dub Club bring the party to crowds of all ages hungry for a dance floor workout, with their gigs often ending in a frenzied mosh pit reminiscent of a mid 80’s ska night. Live effects and mixing make for a crystal clear sound, and the band’s larger than life stage presence makes for a mesmeris-ing experience.

New single ‘Emergency’ is a fast-paced, energetic first offering from the band who give dub music a fresh makeover, introducing new audiences to their eclectic sound. ‘Emergency’ contains all the ingredients you’d expect from the GDC: razor sharp horns, pumping bass lines, an anthemic chorus, and a groove straight from the gutter. Currently working on their first studio album, and spurred on by the recent surge in sound system culture, the GDC are concentrating on translating their explosive live sound onto record.

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Fire
Gentleman's Sleng
No Misery
EST
Party Boy

Fly Away

Emergency

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GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB

Gentleman’s Dub Club is a nine-piece band that formed in Leeds in early 2006. With a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, GDC have burst onto the UK circuit, rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country with their super high energy show. Combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, Gentleman’s Dub Club bring the party to crowds of all ages hungry for a dance floor workout, with their gigs often ending in a frenzied mosh pit reminiscent of a mid 80’s ska night. Live effects and mixing make for a crystal clear sound, and the band’s larger than life stage presence makes for a mesmerising experience.
The GDC have supported such acts as Madness, Roots Manuva, The Streets, The Wailers, Finlay Quaye, Natty, The Bays, Beardyman, Zion Train and Foreign Beggars Live Band.
They have appeared at Glastonbury, V Festival, Camp Bestival , Bestival, Latitude Festival, Outlook Festival (Croatia) and Secret Garden Party, plus many more, and have played at some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Koko, The Coronet, The Jazz Café, Rock City Nottingham and Carling Academy Oxford.
GDC are currently embarking on their 1st ever UK tour.
The Emergency Tour is going up an down the whole of the UK visting 23 towns .
For further information: www.gentlemansdubclub.co.uk Contact Trenton@gentlemansdubclub.co.uk