BLACK UHURU **CANCELLED** at Fiddlers Wed 14 November 2018 from 08:00 pm


'Due to extra security checks with UK Immigration, Mykal Rose the lead singer with Black Uhuru has been delayed entry into the UK. Therefore, his Bristol concert and similar early concerts on his UK tour have been cancelled. 

We apologise to all ticket buyers and offer a full refund of the face value of the ticket.  

We will not be rescheduling this concert in Bristol.'

Bristol Roots Syndicate & Dub Encounters 13.10.2017


Bristol Roots Syndicate & Dub Encounters present

The sounds of Black Uhuru 1977-1985 

with Mykal Rose 

backed by the Mafia & Fluxy Riddim Section.

Black Uhuru (formed in 1972), originally known as Uhuru, the Swahili word for freedom, is a Jamaican, Grammy Award winning reggae band, hailing from Kingston, Jamaica.

By 1979 the ‘classic’ line up of Black Uhuru was ready to conquer the world. Derek ‘Duckie” Simpson and Mykal Rose, who had been together with Errol Nelson since 1977 now formed a partnership with American social worker Sandra ‘Puma’ Jones. It was her sweet vocal addition to the heady mix that was to prove the turning point.

In the early ‘80s if you wanted both critical acclaim and popular approval in the dancehalls, there was only one rhythm team you needed to call: Sly & Robbie.

It was Sly & Robbie who had sat behind the desk of the bands previous breakthrough album ‘Sinsemillia’.

After supporting the Rolling Stones on their tour the ban moved from strength to strength.

For one night only, Black Uhuru will play Bristol at the Fiddlers club south of the river, supported by the Pappa Roots Sound System DJ’s and Dom from Blood & Fire.

This is one live reggae gig that you will not want to miss, as the intimate setting of Fiddlers will allow you to be up close to one of the best voices in reggae music.

Bristol Roots Syndicate and Dud Encounters present Black Uhuru on Saturday 14th October at Fiddlers live music venue, Willway Street, Bristol BS3 4BG.


Fiddlers Nightclub is a 450 capacity, family run venue in a small back street in Bedminster.

Although slightly off the beaten track, Fiddlers has an impeccable layout and exemplary sound system. Mostly standing, with a few chairs and tables, the sightlines to the stage are excellent and the well-stocked bar is easily accessed.

Fiddlers is an over 18s venue unless otherwise stated. Doors generally open at 8.30pm and although most acts end around midnight, the bar stays open till late.

Parking issues since the Resident Parking scheme are better as the council have suspended the Double yellows at the club from 8pm – 6am to allow customers to park near the venue.



N.B. Like most venues, The Fiddlers operates a 'Challenge 25' policy. If you are lucky enough to look Under 25, BRING ID as Entry will be refused and you are not necessarily entitled to a refund 

Address: Fiddlers Nightclub, Willway St Bedminster BS3 450 capacity venue * Click on the address to launch google maps.