Friendly Fire Band

Friendly Fire Band
Biography

Friendly Fire Band has been one of the most active live reggae and dancehall outfits in the UK’s traditional reggae capital, Birmingham, both on stages and in the studio. Composed of an international lineup of musicians, Friendly Fire Band comfortably juggles traditional Roots, Dancehall or One Drop riddims, and has become an institution on the Birmingham Reggae Scene, having backed a host of artists from Dawn Penn and Michael Prophet, and and put out regular releases on the Friendly Fire Music label.

In the studio, they have recorded collaborations with the cream of UK reggae artists, released on vinyl as well as digital formats on the Friendly Fire Music imprint. Collaborating with aritists such as YT, Luciano, Murray Man, and Susan Cadogan, to name a few, they have enjoyed radio and soundsystem plays around the world including David Rodigan (BBC 1Xtra) who has featured successive releases on his show.

With many exciting studio projects in the pipeline and a heap of festivals behind them, including repeated performances at Boomtown Fair, Shambala Festival, One Love, Reggae Garden amongst others in the UK, and further afield with shows at Sirenfest (Turkey) as well as the acclaimed latest 12” release “Run Away” Friendly Fire Band is currently taking bookings fronted by LION ART TOMLIN MYSTIC,  MYKI TUFF.

“ The band was incredible…[they] made it all sound effortless..isn’t that the secret of great mu- sic ! sounded like it was just falling off the stage.. beautiful tight riddims, the crowd was totally in- vested in the notes [they] were playing” Brian Travers, UB40
“It’s almost like the real thing when you go to Jamaica and play with Sly and Robbie: for the UK…. it’s excellent!” Dawn Penn

Friendly Fire Band also work with the following artists:

Anthony “Gunshot” Johnson / Askala Selassie / Bingiman / Brakka General / Celia Star / City Kulture / Collie Weed / Cantankerous Cooper / Daddy Freddy / Dan Giovanni / Duane Stephenson / Dawn Penn / Earl 16 / Juggla (Overproof Soundystem) / Jah Marnyah / Juggernaut /  Lion Art / Luciano / Messenger Douglas / Michael Prophet / Murray Man / Mr Diamond / Myki Tuff / Peppery / Peter Spence / Raphael / Ras Tweed / Susan Cadogan / Tenna Star / Tippa Irie / Tomlin Mystic /  YT


 

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Full Discography on Discogs

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