Colin Stevens is a 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s guitar and keyboard player. He has a vast repertoire of songs and music at his command – covering all styles from Swing to Reggae.
Ideal for laid back dinner sets, cabaret shows and dancing. Colin has performed in bands, theatre shows and productions. He has been in the music business for over 35 years.
If you’re looking for a top night of entertainment Colin is your man. Guitar, keys, vocals, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s. Everything you need for a great party.
Colin Stevens Vocalist Keyboards
Check out Colin’s Showcase tracks on Mixcloud.
What Is Reggae?
Reggae has spread to many countries across the world, often incorporating local instruments and fusing with other genres. Reggae en Español spread from the mainland South America countries of Venezuela and Guyana to the rest of South America. Caribbean music in the United Kingdom, including reggae, has been popular since the late 1960s, and has evolved into several sub-genres and fusions. Many reggae artists began their careers in the UK and there have been a number of European artists and bands drawing their inspiration directly from Jamaica and the Caribbean community in Europe. Reggae in Africa was boosted by the visit of Bob Marley to Zimbabwe in 1980. In Jamaica, authentic reggae is one of the biggest sources of income. (Wikipedia).
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the UK punk rock scene flourished, and reggae was a notable influence. The DJ Don Letts would play reggae and punk tracks at clubs such as The Roxy. Punk bands such as The Clash, The Ruts, The Members and played many reggae-influenced songs. Around the same time, reggae music took a new path in the UK; one that was created by the multiracial makeup of England’s inner cities and exemplified by groups like Steel Pulse, Aswad and UB40, as well as artists such as Smiley Culture and Carroll Thompson.(Wikipedia).