Legends of reggae UB40 in SW gig

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Ali and Astro from UB40 will play Clancys Dunsborough on Sunday
Camera IconAli and Astro from UB40 will play Clancys Dunsborough on Sunday Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times

Reggae legends UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey will play one show at Clancy’s Dunsborough on Sunday, performing classics and songs from their new album A Real Labour of Love.

The new album is the band’s highest chart entry since 1993 and was Radio 2’s Album of the Week receiving four-star reviews in the Daily Mail and Daily Star.

One new favourite song of the band is How Could I Leave which is an interpretation of a 1977 classic from the Crown Prince of reggae, Dennis Brown.

“It's a standard because of the hook,”singer Ali Campbell said.

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“It's a real ear-worm.

“A bit like Johnny Cash's Ring Of Fire.”

As founding members of Britain’s biggest reggae band UB40, singer Ali Campbell and second vocalist Astro topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth and rootsy musical blend around the world.

Since they topped the charts with their reggae cover of Neil Diamond’s Red, Red Wine, the band has delivered reggae classics such as Lord Creator’s Kingston Town and Johnny Osbourne’s Come Back Darling to a global audience.

Recorded and mixed at Dean Street and RAK Studios, A Real Labour Of Love was produced by Ali, who with Astro and Mickey, front an 11-piece band on the album.

Tickets to the Clancy’s show are still available on Oztix.

General admission tickets are $97.95 and VIP tickets are $178.50.

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