Tikidub Productions heads into the studio early next week with visiting reggae star Andrew Tosh (son of Jamaican legend Peter Tosh) before playing support for the Auckland show of his last-minute North Island tour.
Tiki and Tosh met earlier this year on Skype to discuss recording together, and this week came face to face for the first time before performing the classic hit of Peter Tosh and Rolling Stones ‘Walk And Don’t Look Back' on the Good Morning NZ show (watch it live here).
Tosh’s visit marks the 50th anniversary of Jamaica as an independent nation and the formation of the Wailers, the group Peter Tosh formed with Bob Marley and Bunny Livingstone. 2012 also marks the 25th anniversary of Peter's tragic death in Jamaica during a home invasion for extortion.
In very little time, an intimate tour has been thrown together that sees Tosh being backed by NZ legend David Grace & Injustice and supported by several local acts in Gisborne, Whakatane, Auckland, Ngongotaha, Taranaki and Ohakune.
Andrew released his debut album Original Man in 1988, (the year after his fathers death) then released six more albums with two of them paying tribute to his father – and two of his albums earning Grammy nominations. With no shortage of his own material, Andrew Tosh continues to honour his father's legacy in performance, his repertoire divided between his own material and his father’s.
David Grace’s career harks back to Wellington band Chaos in the late 1970s and the renowned Dread Beat & Blood in the 1980’s. More recently, he has fronted bands under his own moniker. David Grace & Injustice have an EP in the can, to be released later this year.
Tickets for the Andrew Tosh shows are available from the venues and fromwww.eventfinder.co.nz
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- FRIDAY 22 JUNE - GISBORNE @ Sessions Bar
- SATURDAY 23 JUNE - WHAKATANE @ Commercial Hotel
- THURSDAY 28 JUNE - AUCKLAND @ 4:20 K Rd
- FRIDAY 29 JUNE - ROTORUA @ Kalah Bar
- SATURDAY 30 JUNE - NEW PLYMOUTH @ Matinee
- SUNDAY 1 JULY - OHAKUNE @ Hot Lava