Walk, talk and Hold like Gyptian

Gyptian, Jamaican reggae icon will be in Birmingham for the Legends of Reggae. Reggae lovers have been flocking from all parts of the Midlands to book their place at the un-missable event taking place at the Tower Ballroom in Edgbaston on Saturday 30 May.

Legends of Reggae boasts a line up including some of reggae music most distinguished artists such as Gyptian, Leroy Sibbles, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Queen Ifrica and Ken Boothe. To complement the night DJ’s Wassifa, Rankin, DJ Country Man and Warren Tone will be treating us to their exclusive sound.

Like every great artist, Gyptian has layers and multiple faces to his artistry. There’s the conscious reggae singer who listeners first came to know on his breakthrough 2005 hit Serious Times. Then there’s the champion lover who captivated females worldwide with his crooning on Hold You, the sultry island pop smash that topped charts globally in 2010.

Hold You even caught the attention of rap superstar Nicki Minaj, who jumped on the remix. In June 2013 the song was certified Gold in the United States by the RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America after achieving sales of five hundred thousand. It’s the latter side of Gyptian who takes centre stage on his fourth album Sex, Love and Reggae, a musically diverse set that takes the listener from dancehall to soca to global pop sounds. “This is the Gyptian album that I want people to hear,” The singer says. “Each album that I do advances my career, but this one is Gyptian—the next level”.