RouteNote Interviews: Gentleman’s Dub Club at Hospitality In The Park
Last weekend I was invited to Hospital Records’ London drum and bass day festival Hospitality in the Park and interviewed the incredibly talented dub/hip-hop group Gentleman’s Dub Club.
Gentleman’s Dub Club are a 9 piece group playing energy infused reggae, dub and hip-hop hailing from Leeds in the UK. Known for their exhilarating live shows the band have gone from local performances to massive stages at venues around the world.
In their time they’ve supported a variety of massive acts that reflect their fusion of genres, having supported Roots Manuva, The Streets, The Wailers, U-Roy and many others. Last year Gentleman’s Dub Club released their well received second album ‘The Big Smoke’ cementing their legacy as one of the UK’s hottest Dub/reggae bands.
I got to see them at Hospital Record’s celebration of the best in drum & bass – Hospitality In The Park. Hospital and their live brand Hospitality have hosted unforgettable drum and bass events around the world but Hospitality In The Park marked their first full outdoor event in the UK. It was a testament to the amazing drum and bass acts coming out of Hospital Records.
After their incredible performance at Hospitality In The Park I got to have a chat with Jonathan Scratchley, lead vocalist and rapper, and Kieren Gallager, the band’s saxophonist. They spoke to me about performing at Hospitality In The Park, the bands progression and it’s future, and finished off with an exclusive vocal jam – beats provided by Kieren, rapping from Jonathan.
Check it out:
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Website – www.gentlemansdubclub.com
iTunes – itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gentlemans-dub-club
SoundCloud – soundcloud.com/gentlemans-dub-club
Facebook – www.facebook.com/gentlemansdubclub
Twitter – twitter.com/gentlemansdub