They’ve performed in over 20 countries, and appeared at some of the most famous venues in the world and now they will bring their funk and soul performance to Brighton Dome.
Soul II Soul were first signed by Virgin Records in 1988 and were catapulted into a tornado of success. The Soul II Soul sound was original, new, fresh, and infectious – above all, though, it was a UK thing. It represented what was going on all around it and alienated nobody.
In 2008 there was royal recognition for the Funki Dreds when, after thirty years of dedication, Jazzie was awarded an OBE for services to music. The first sound man to be honoured by Her Majesty the Queen. For the man who considers himself as a 'pleasure giver', it's paramount to Jazzie to remain a part of the club scene.
‘Being a sound system is very important to me, I still DJ in clubs. And the label is run like a sound system. It's all exactly the same as before, except that the times have changed. Technically we are still a sound system. The singers and artists are our MCs, and instead of mix tapes we now make records and CDs.’