The London Int’l Ska Festival - Misty In Roots
Emerging from 1970s London, Misty In Roots are one of the finest reggae acts the world has seen. A fact born out in the BBC 6 music documentary by Don Letts and as John Peel’s favourite reggae band (who they record 9 BBC Radio One sessions for).
They formed to back the late Nicky Thomas famed for his chart topping Love of the Common People.
By 1978 they developed their own orthodox roots reggae sound and with their debut album Live at the Counter Eurovision, produced one of the greatest live reggae albums ever.
In the late 1970s they were a major force for the Rock Against Racism movement, playing alongside; Tom Robinson, The Specials, The Ruts (who’s debut release Misty funded) and Elvis Costello.
Now, well into their fifth decade, we look back over the works of MIR’s and see how immense the combined talents of this co-op group, producing uplifting righteous music for all to hear.
Free entry for LISF2019 wristband holders. www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk
O2 Academy Islington
Sunday 21 April 2019 - 7.00pm