O2 Your Country Live is a fantastic FREE annual live music event to reward O2’s international calling community in the UK. New for 2010, the Caribbean event presents reggae superstar Tarrus Riley alongside legendary DJ David Rodigan.
Grounded in a roots reggae tradition recast with a gleaming 21st century sheen, Tarrus Riley shifts between smoothly crooned lover’s rock and artful Rastafarian declarations, provocative commentaries and dancehall’s combustible edge. The son of veteran Jamaican singer Jimmy Riley, formerly of the vocal trio The Uniques, and a nurse, Lavern Tatham, he refers to his songs as “healing music”. From 2004’s debut ‘Challenges’ through to sophomore album ‘Parables’ (featuring the most popular reggae song of 2007 ‘She’s Royal’ – a six trophy sweep at Jamaica’s 2008 inaugural Reggae Academy Awards), success has arrived rapidly. The release of his much-anticipated third set ‘Contagious’ has reaffirmed that Tarrus Riley is one of finest singer/songwriters of his generation, irrespective of musical genre.
For over a quarter of a century David Rodigan has been the top dog in the bass heavy-atmosphere of Britain's reggae dance-halls and radio stations. The key to his success has been an unsinkable passion for reggae music, which first took hold of him when he heard ska music. He as a schoolboy developed an obsession with the music of Jamaica that generated an encyclopedic knowledge of the island's artists, songs and rhythm tracks. Rodigan’s Kiss show recently won ‘The Specialist Music Programme Gold Award’ at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.
Your Country is an O2 pay & go SIM that rewards free minutes to international mobiles and landlines from the UK when you top up every month. Ticketing is simple. O2 customers text a keyword to a unique number or visit O2Yourcountrylive.co.uk for a chance to get a free ticket to the gig of their choice. Winners will be notified by text message up to one week before the chosen event. On arrival at the venue visitors enter their unique PIN into the touch screen ticket machines to retrieve their ticket. Want to go to the gig but not on O2? Get your free SIM at O2Yourcountrylive.co.uk
• Text YC1 to 66102 for Tarrus Riley & David Rodigan on 8th Nov
Official Website: http://www.o2yourcountrylive.com
Added by outpostmedia on September 28, 2010