Ska, Reggae & Street Soul
Sunshine dance music from Bristol
The Laid Blak sound takes massive inspiration from ska and reggae, but has often been described as ‘street soul’. Their influences are broad and represent sounds that define the eclecticness of Bristol music; reggae, dancehall, soul, hip hop, funk and jazz, whilst of course never forgetting their jungle heritage. It’s all in the blend and the result is a fun-filled sunshine dance music that keeps your feet moving and your face smiling.
Laid Blak have supported many heavyweights from the world of reggae and beyond, including Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Nitin Sawhney, Julian Marley, John Legend, Luciano and even pop acts like McFly.
They have also performed alongside Tricky in Paris, and have supported the likes of The Wailers, The Easy Allstars and Lee Scratch Perry.
Laid Blak have regularly rocked the crowd at festivals around the UK including; Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown, Shambala, Love Saves the Day, St Pauls Carnival, Bristol Harbourside Festival, and many more.
Winning over even the most cynical of punter and making them shock-out on the dancefloor.
Their eagerly anticipated album ‘About Time’ dropped in early 2018 followed by a 12 date UK tour.