Finley Quaye, Bona Fide Friday, Studio 24, March 31

Special guest Finley Quaye promises to unleash a great old skool set, providing soulful reggae vibes and dancehall beats

Article by Karen Taggart | 16 Apr 2006

Local reggae fans could do worse than look out for new night Bona Fide Friday, due to explode onto the Edinburgh scene on March 31 at Studio 24. Special guest for the launch night is Edinburgh-born Finley Quaye, who promises to unleash a great old skool set, complete with a live band crammed with experience and talent, including, amongst others, Chris Dawkins (David Holmes), Buttons (Matic Horns) and local trumpet aficionado Colin Steele. This unmissable night is the brainchild of Jamaican-born Daddy Scotty, hailing from the picturesque yet rough town of Antonio, Portland Jamaica, who has been a familiar face to reggae and dancehall clubbers in Edinburgh since he migrated here in the late eighties, amazing the crowds and rocking the mic with his unique tones and magnetic character. Joining the legendary Daddy Scotty on the night will be his Scottish-born daughter Natalie Hendry, Jamaican old-friend Delano, and the multi-talented Drummie Robinson. Support will also be provided in the form of Jah Mics and Mr Steel (Starlight Sound, Leeds). This debut performance promises to be the first of many stand out nights for Project Bona Fide, providing much needed soulful reggae vibes and dancehall beats to the somewhat lacking Edinburgh scene, so hurry up and grab your tickets while you still can. [Karen Taggart]

10pm - 3am, Advance Tickets £10 (+ bf) available from Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland.