Event type: Ages 19+
The Human Rights (formally Friendlyness and the Human Rights) have spent 6 years honing their unique style of uplifting, ultraheavy, new roots reggae music. The ten piece band has just recruited Toronto soulman Tréson and have re-united under the banner: The Human Rights. Tréson brings a whole new level and dynamic to the band. With his powerful voice, he is the perfect compliment to Friendlyness' DJ style. After two Canadian tours, CBC recording sessions, opening slots for reggae legends Gregory Isaacs, John Holt and Beres Hammond, and a feature in the new Trailer Park Boys movie, The Human Rights are gearing up to release their new single "Old School Track" and begin taking the world by storm.
The history of the Human Rights is deep. It begins with Toronto reggae foundation keyboardist Bernie Pitters who learned how to bubble from Bob Marley's keyboard player in Jamaica and spent the 80's and 90's touring with Toots and the Maytals. It continues with Toronto reggae heavyweight and juno nominated Friendlyness, who started out fronting bands such as Revelation and Culture Shock, followed by backing up Frankie Paul, Freddie McGreggor & Dennis Brown with Hit Squad, to recently joining the ranks of Can-rock icons BIG SUGAR. Add seven young up-and-coming toronto session musicians and the soulful vocal stylings of Tréson and you have a musical force ready for the global stage.
Local guests on the wheels of steel : Revival Vinyl Society's Mista D (Mob Barley, The Salads!) & DJ Edward Bear (Soul! Shake! Down! Party!)
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Cutoff for Advance Online Ticket Sales is Saturday, April 14, 2018 3:59 pm EST unless the event sells out earlier.