Mizizi: roots influenced reggae from a ten-piece, powerful, partying, UK-based, reggae reviving outfit. Formed in 2010, Mizizi are currently performing non-stop two-hour-plus sets with an increasing repertoire of new songs and revived reggae classics, evoking comments like ‘Amazing sound’, ‘Absolutely brilliant’ and ‘Maximum respect’. Founded upon the love of roots reggae, Mizizi (a word simply meaning ‘roots’ in Swahili) take no short-cuts providing all the ingredients of ‘old school’ reggae, d


One of the goals of Mizizi is to recapture the sound of the big reggae bands of the seventies, but in places to inject a little more energy. We aim to do some classic covers that people recognise and a few great tunes they don't, whilst also adding our own finishing touches. We also perform some of our own material. Much of what we do is either in the style of traditional roots or in a slightly more upbeat style that will get people on their feet and produce a great reggae partying atmosphere. We play a variety of rhythms, have several lead vocalists, invite guest singers along, have several soloing instruments, all to keep things varied and interesting. This variety rests on the foundation of solid drum and bass and backed with a powerful horn section.


An original Mizizi song 'Stand Up and Fight' was recently number one in the South West Urban charts.

Set List

Expanding all the time but can include:
Rockfort Rock – Skatalites
You Don’t Love Me (No No No) - Dawn Penn
Jah Chariot – Etana
Teach the Children – Urban Tribe
Mad About The Boy – Ava Leigh
Do The Rock Steady (Feat Troy Ellis) – Alton Elis
Somebody Come Get Me – Syren Hall
Danger in Your Eyes – Aswad
Sleeping Lion – Clinton Fearon
Satta Massagana – Abyssinians
Chase The Devil – Max Romeo
Y Mas Gan – Abyssinians
Hooligans – Dennis Brown
I’m Still In Love With You / Uptown Top Ranking (Feat. Troy Ellis) - Alton Ellis/Donna and Althea
Picture On My Wall – Natural-Ites
Hard To Handle - Toots and the Maytels
Drifter – Dennis Brown
54 56 That’s My Number (Feat. Troy Ellis) - Toots and the Maytels
Babylon – Urban Tribe
Should I – Dennis Brown