The Strides with Declan Kelly & The 4’20 Sound
Friday 29 June, 9pm
The Northern, Byron Bay
Ticket price $25
Fresh from rocking Bluesfest this year, 9-piece reggae dancehall sensation THE STRIDES return to Byron for one big party at The Northern on June 29 with local friends Declan Kelly and The 4’20 Sound.
The Strides are a force for Reggae music in Australia and worldwide. Fronted by roots man Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian MC LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian ragga powerhouse Blaka C, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as explosive as it is authentic.
With three acclaimed albums under their belt and one set for release in early 2019, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Third World, Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop.
After 10 years of touring, this world class 9-piece have become a reggae institution, melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.
While The Strides are Sydney based they are no strangers to the shire – their very first gigs were in Byron Bay and their first self-titled EP was recorded in 2008 by the late, great Russel Dunlop at Nashua Rd Studios in Nashua. Their third full length album “The Youth, The Rich & The Fake” was tracked five years later in Ocean Shores.
“We can’t wait to get to Byron to re-connect with our fans – Byron always has the best audiences who are up for dancing from the get-go,” said The Strides co-founder Nick Garbett. “We’ll be joined by the very talented Declan Kellywho has worked with The Strides countless times as a drummer – he’ll be performing his own set of soulful, reggae, pacific island infused originals. Also joining us is Byron’s very own reggae sound system The 4’20 soundwho have become an institution in town with their popular reggae Monday’s at the Beach Hotel. It’s going to be a massive night.”