'The fans are anxious to hear the classics they've missed but there will also be surprises to welcome Toots and The Maytals back into the live space; I am confident that he will exceed the expectations surrounding his return tour.' Andrea Davis
Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, is considered a legend of Ska and Reggae music. His sound is a unique, original combination of Gospel, Ska, Soul, Reggae and Rock. Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert was born in May Pen in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica. He was the youngest of seven children. He grew up singing gospel music in a church choir, but moved to Kingston in the early 1960s as a teen.
Toots has been absent from the stage for almost three years after being injured in the head by a drunk fan in Richmond Virginia in May 2013. After intensive medical therapy, Toots has been cleared by his doctor to resume touring in 2016. This return to the stage by one of the greats from the Reggae Pantheon is much anticipated for his countless fans around the world who have missed him and regard Toots & the Maytals as a living legend.
'This studio is called Reggae Center and what comes from here is good ideas and great songs so I am happy to be recording again' - Toots