The band are based in London, Cambridge & West Midlands but are available nationally and globally.
This is reggae music. And when it comes to unique, high-class corporate entertainment nobody does it better than Strictly Reggae. They consist of members of reggae superstars UB40 who have joined ranks with some top session musicians who have worked with everyone from One Direction and Take That to Eric Clapton, Sly and Robbie, The Spice Girls and Robert Plant.
They bring you the very best in reggae hits, past and present. Performing material by legends such as Bob Marley, Eddie Grant, Ken Boothe, UB40 (funniliy enough), Gregory Isaacs, Maxi Priest and many, many more.
Strictly Reggae will ensure your event goes off with the ultimate bang and that everyone leaves with a smile on their face and ‘da riddim’ in their hearts.
The core members of Strictly Reggae are:
Dave Laudat – Lead Vocals
(Lionel Richie, Daryl Hall, Beverly Knight etc.)
Paul Gendler – Guitar/ Backing vocals
(Spice Girls, One Direction, Roachford, The Wanted etc.)
Martin Meredith – Sax/Keyboards/Backing Vocals
(UB40, Robert Palmer, Sly and Robbie etc)
Laurence Parry – Trumpet/Percussion/Backing Vocals
(UB40, Robert Plant, The Cure, Joe Cocker etc.)
Strictly Reggae use a pool of top class bass players and drummers including Aitch Bembridge, original drummer from the Specials and the Selector, and Christopher Redwood on Bass, (James Taylor Quartet, Nitin Sawney, Zeke Manyika)
Strictly Reggae consists of current professional session musicians. Have performed all over the world in the biggest arenas and venues. Featured on the following shows: Tops Of The Pops, This Morning, National Lottery, Live, Live Earth, GMTV, MTV, VH1, Later With Joolz Holland, The X Factor, TGI Friday. Performed in concert venues such as: Hollywood Bowl, O2 London, LG Arena Birmingham, Bollywood Awards, Evening News Arena Manchester, Wembley Arena, The Point, Dublin, The Waterfront, Dublin Castle, Warwick Castle and all of the major arenas in the U.K. The list goes on and covers the rest of the world.
Special guests options
Martin and Laurence have been playing with UB40 for many years and they have strong connections with the guys in the band. So much so that Strictly Reggae has the added benefit of being able to enlist the talents of UB40 lead singer Duncan Campbell and Toaster/Rapper Astro for selected corporate shows based round a UB40 theme.
Buffalo Soldier-Bob Marley.
It Wasn't Me-Shaggy.
Red Red Wine (UB40) - With or Without UB40 Singers.
Kingston Town (UB40) - With or Without UB40 Singers.
Rat In The Kitchen - (UB40) With or Without UB40 Singers.
Can't Help Falling In Love - (UB40) With or Without UB40 Singers.
Good Thing Going- Sugar Minott.
Night Nurse-Simply Red.
Don't Turn Around-Aswad.
I Shot The Sheriff-Bob Marley.
Some Guys Have All The Luck-Maxi Priest.
Baby I Love Your Way-Big Mountain.
Tese Me - Chaka Demus & Pliers.
One In Ten - (UB40) With or Without UB40 Singers.
Everything I Own - Ken Boothe.
No No No - Dawn Penn.
Hurts So Good - Susan Cadogan.
3 Little Birds - Bob Marley.
Close To You - Maxi Priest.
I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff.
Shine - Aswad.
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley.
I Don't Wanna Dance - Eddie Grant.
I Want to Wake Up With You - Boris Gardiner.