King Yellowman & the Sagitarius Band

King Yellowman & the Sagitarius Band

The Forwards, Soulector Sound System

Tue · July 30, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15 advance

This event is all ages

Patrons under 21 years of age pay $2 surcharge at the door.

King Yellowman & the Sagitarius Band
King Yellowman & the Sagitarius Band
King Yellowman has an incredible history in Reggae music. His upbringing at the Maxfield Home orphanage in Kingston and being albino in Jamaica were two obstacles that he overcame to be (at one time) the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley.

After winning a talent contest at Tastee Patties in Kingston, Yellow went on to excite reggae crowds all over Jamaica and the rest of the world with his boastful and sometimes bodacious lyrics. His ability to ride rhythm and excite a crowd made Yellow an instant hit in Jamaica. He also began to work with the Ace Sound System in St. Thomas and drew big crowds at his dancehall performances. Later in his career, Yellow began to spread out and work for a number of different producers, sometimes releasing as many as five albums per year. This led to a recording contract with CBS Records. Yellowman recorded one album with them before he was diagnosed with jaw cancer and was given six months to live. This was in 1986. After surgery an extended leave of absence from the record industry, Yellowman began his comeback with the song "Blueberry Hill", and his career was re-launched. His first album for RAS came from producer Phillip 'Fatis' Burrell and was called "Yellow Like Cheese". Coincidentally this was the start of a long and fruitful relationship with RAS and Yellowman and also RAS and 'Fatis' and his exterminator production. Yellowman has always been very professional to work with and always a respectful and reliable human being. He has managed to outlive his predicted fate of death and his performances are incredibly lively as he seems to have an unlimited amount of stage energy. We can only hope for the best for Yellowman. He has continued his hard work and his devotion to his family is to be complimented.

The rudest Dancehall toaster of the 1980s, Jamaica's albino son Yellowman made as many enemies as fans with his controversial, often overtly sexist (if tongue in cheek) lyrics. Now back on the Ragga scene, singing at a slightly slower pace, Yellowman's witticisms are as cheeky, spirited and intelligent as ever, and delivered with his customary sharp, melodic style.
The Forwards
The Forwards
The Forwards began as a fluid group of musicians from various bands who would get together once a week in DJ Selah’s poolhouse for jam sessions of ska, rocksteady, reggae, rub a dub, dancehall, and dub music. Over the years a tight nit cadre of regulars had coalesced and began accepting some public performances including Hol A Medi, Sowebo Festival, Baltimore Jerk Festival, and backing Sister Nancy.

Members of The Forwards have played with many bands including Unity Reggae Band, Jah Works, The Pietasters, The Evakatones, and The Scotch Bonnets.

Right now The Forwards are devoted to the production and performance of ska, rocksteady, reggae, rub a dub, dancehall, and dub music
Soulector Sound System
Soulector Sound System
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/