Little Roy takes on Nirvana
Little Roy has announced details of the release of his album, Battle for Seattle, through Ark Recordings on Monday 5th September 2011.
A collection of 10 songs recorded by Nirvana in a reggae style, the album is the brainchild of Prince Fatty, aka Mike Pelanconi and the Mutant Hi-Fi, aka Nick Coplowe, and it features the vocal talents of Little Roy, one of the great singers from Jamaican music’s classic era in the 1960s and ’70s, who cut tunes with Studio One, Matador, Prince Buster and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
Being a fan-of-old, Nirvana was the obvious choice for Prince Fatty when considering the idea of a ‘whole album cover version’. Obviously, the choice of singer, who’d have to step into Cobain’s shoes for ten tracks, was crucial. “I’ve worked with Little Roy for a long time,” says Mike, “and so I knew tonally it was right for him.”
Recorded old-fashioned style, using tape and vintage analog equipment. Prince Fatty's band included Horseman, Mafia, from Mafia & Fluxy, Bubblers (from the Ruff Cut band), erstwhile Wailers guitarist, Junior Marvin and George Dekker of The Pioneers.
Converse and 100 Club are excited to announce Little Roy & Prince Fatty will present the debut show of Battle for Seattle with very special guests including the legendary Don Letts and Hollie Cook for the August date of their curated series at the legendary London music venue. Tickets are free and will be available exclusively via the Converse UK website http://www.converse.co.uk and Size? http://www.size.co.uk from the 16th August 2011. Little Roy will also bring a full set of Nirvana tracks from the album to both Reading and Leeds Festivals this year. Don’t miss this!
Confirmed Little Roy live dates below:
August 25th – London, 100 Club W/ Don Letts and Hollie Cook
August 27th – Reading Festival
August 28th – Leeds Festival