Vin Gordon has established his name as one of Jamaica's legendary musicians. His contribution to Reggae music is rarely surpassed having composed & played on hundreds of the most celebrated & iconic recordings to emerge from the genre's golden era. Graduating from Kingston's Alpha Boy's school in 1964 his early recordings at 'Studio One' alongside members of the Skatalites band earned him the nick name and accolade 'Don Drummond Junior'. As a member of the in-house 'Sound Dimension' band he contributed to countless Reggae classics such as Bob Marley & The Wailers "Jailhouse", The Abbysinians "Satta Massa Ganna" & Reggae musics most adapted 'riddim' of all time "Real Rock". Joining Bob Marley's Wailers Vin continued to record and tour with the band up untill 1979 whilst still finding time to record three solo LP's and maintaining a constant stream of recordings for the islands most notorious artists, studios and producers including: Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Burning Spear, Culture, U-Roy King Tubby, Augustus Pablo & Bunny Lee to name only a few. Arriving in London in 1979 he joined the emerging Aswad band composing seminal hits such as "Warrior Charge" & "Promised Land" feat: Dennis Brown....Vin has continued to maintain a constant musical presence from the very roots of Jamaican to the present day. His latest project sees him teaming up with an all-star line-up featuring some of the UK's most established and respected veteran Reggae musicians 'The Real Rock Band' marking the opening of yet another window in his fruitful career and a new musical chapter for the UK-based Jamaican music scene. So come on down to Nell's Jazz and Blues to listen and dance the night away to classic ska, rocksteady and reggae sounds from the fantastic Vin Gordon and the Real Rock Band!
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