Laid Blak

LAID BLAK at The Exchange Fri 13 September 2019 from 07:30 pm


The Laid Blak sound takes massive inspiration from ska and reggae, but has often been described as ‘street soul’. The influences
are broad and represent sounds that define the eclecticness of Bristol music, from reggae, to dancehall, soul, hip hop, funk and jazz,
whilst of course never forgetting their jungle heritage. It’s all in the blend and the results is a fun filled sunshine dance music that keeps
your feet moving and your face smiling.


They have supported many heavyweights from the world of reggae and beyond like Toots and Maytals, Desmond Dekker, 
Nitin Sawhney, Julian Marley, John Legend, Luciano
 and even pop acts like McFly. They also performed alongside Tricky 
in Paris and supported The Wailers on their recent UK tour dates as well as The Easy Allstars and Lee Scratch Perry
Ed Sheeran is famed with ending all his gigs with ‘Red’ a Laid Blak track and most recently Mad ProfessorAdrian Sherwood
Damian MarleyCongo NattyMungo’s Hi-Fi, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Solo Banton.

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,
 plus many more besides.   
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.  
Reggae Vibe Review:

"The essential festival band’ Brighton Noise
“Whether you are white or black, slim or fat….don’t worry bout that. Just make your body rock…non stop” – MC Joe Peng.

Advance: £15.00  
Early Bird : £13.00  

From the team behind The Croft comes Bristol’s newest Live Music / Club Venue, Exchange. Set over two floors and with one of the best live rooms in Bristol, Exchange plays host to both gigs most nights of the week with Club Nights most weekends. Having opened in September 2012, Exchange has already hosted performances from a varied array of internally revered artists including The 1975, Four Tet, (the) Melvins, Jungle, Diplo, Haim and Sick Of It All to name but a few.

Based in Old Market, Exchange is situated next to the Stag & Hounds / Evening Post Building, only a stones throw from Cabot Circus and Castle Park.

Address: The Exchange, 72 - 73 Old Market, Bristol, Avon, BS2 0EJ * Click on the address to launch google maps.