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Reggae star Tippi Irie is to perform at the Railway Telegraph in Forest Hill at the end of the month in what is expected to be the first in a series of major music performances.
Licensee Pamela Adamson is hoping October 30’s performance by the renowned reggae singer and DJ will trigger a series of gigs by a variety of stars.
She said: “We already have a reputation as a music venue thanks to our Friday and Saturday night music events and we have found that people come from quite a wide area for them.
“The vision I have for the pub is to that we became well known for good music and entertainment. We want to stage not just reggae but soul Rn’B and other styles towards the end of each month to suit a wide range of people and age groups.”
Tippi Irie emerged from Saxon Sound International – the travelling sound system– and has been at the forefront of reggae dance hall scene for the past 25 years. He scored a Top 40 hit in the 1980s with Hello, Darling and performed on the Black Eye Peas’ track Hey, Mama.
Entry for the 21s and over gig is £5.