U-Roy UK tour 2013 Don’t bother, you’ll come home disappointed. A Review.


Brighton 27th March 2013 U-Roy

Simple as this, Headlining on the promotional material, U-Roy was on the Mic in  2 and a half hour period for about 8 minutes.

Banditry. The promoter will be getting a letter from the trading standards authority telling them why a customer was desperately unhappy at the way in which he and many others were treated. General Trees and Little Twitch, who were not hardly highlighted on the poster for the gig, took the Mic and rocked the house for an extended period and did so with nuff style, some great tunes, well-selected and some fine toasting and boosting of a now non existent Stur Gav ‘Sound’, in my opinion a wallet of cds and a few self promoting specials by the likes of Blender and Coco Tea do not constitute a Jamaican Sound System, but I was prepared to let this one drop… not however the shit way the punters were treated by both promoter and U-Roy.

Daddy Roy, or Robber Roy as I think I’ll be referring to him from now could have taken the Mic at any point he so wished, and yet he preferred to stand with the selector, staring at an iPad for much of the gig, occasionally looking on with a wry smile. Probably thinking of the money he was raking in for doing…. urr… exactly zilch! Perhaps he was on eBay trying to buy up some of his rare back catalogue on auction.

Bandit Bizness by Promoter and Daddy Roy

Bandit Bizness by Promoter and Daddy Roy

Truly shameful performance by someone I once had a great deal of respect for. This was an example of something I’ve seen before and yet another occasion where ‘white bwoy a follower’ stand and listen to supposedly roots and culture artistes tell them about all about one love, unity, peace and love and equality while having their wallets washed out by people who don’t live what they preach and teach.

Shame on you.

~ by bigmikeydread on March 28, 2013.

4 Responses to “U-Roy UK tour 2013 Don’t bother, you’ll come home disappointed. A Review.”

  1. As a fellow sufferer at the self same event, the review above is 100% correct. Sit at home, go to the pub, knit some socks but don’t get fleeced here.

  2. I completely agree, l was there and it was a bloody rip off. I wanna see U Roy on the next series of rogue traders.

  3. […] even though we heard that when he headlined a gig in Brighton the other week he only played for 8 minutes! That beats the Guinness book of records “shortest set in the world” when I saw Joy […]

  4. I travelled from middlesbrough to Brighton to see u Roy and it was a complete waist of time yellowman was good as always but daddy u Roy was shit,,, if I new what it was going to be like i would of saved my money that’s for sure !

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