Bio

Extra Love are a ten-piece band from Manchester who throw a variety of spices into the Reggae/Dub pot, creating their own distinctive and very danceable flavour. With big vibes, grooves to make you move your waist line and deep bass that rolls all the way down your spine, this band is in it's natural habitat when mashing up dancefloors all over the land. Expect equal helpings of conscious music and un self-conscious dancing at an Extra Love gig.


With a formidable rhythm section laying down a foundation that's as much influenced by the funky sounds of Afrobeat as it is the sounds of Reggae and Dancehall; skanks and soundscape pranks from the guitar and keys and powerful, vital lines from the trio of jazzy hornsmen. Two charismatic vocalists complete the line up; Kuntri Ranks (aka. The Lion King) is a respected Reggae veteran, who has previously had to fill the rather large boots of Prince Far I with the pioneering 'world' music group Sons Of Arqa. The Greek ying to Mr.Ranks' Jamaican yang is Angelos Gavriilidis; a melodic and passionate singer / lyricist whose vast musical output encompasses everything from acoustic singer/songwriter ditties to downright filthy Techno productions.

 

Extra Love have supported and shared the stage with top international artists such as Lee Scratch Perry, Afrikan Simba, Top Cat, Channel One, The Beat, Rico Rodriguez (The Specials), Craig Charles, Ariya Astrabeat Arkestra, Kenny Knotts, Finley Quaye, Gentlemen's Dub Club, The Undertones, Dub Pistols, Beats and Pieces and many more. They have also been played by the legendary David Rodigan on BBC Radio 1 Extra. The band can often be found spreading the love vibrations on the festival scene as well as appearing regularly at venues and clubs across their native North West and beyond. The band have also recently launched their own night in Manchester, inviting top similar-minded bands and DJ's to join the party, and what a party it's turning out to be! The band are currently looking to bring the party to the international stage; everywhere can use more love... Extra Love.

 

Extra Love are:

Angelos Gavriliidis – Vocals
Kuntriranks – Singjay
Sam Lewis – Sax
Si Lodge – Trombone
Chris Stevens – Trumpet
Christopher Twigg – Guitar
Liviu Gheorghe – Synths
Matt Gorrie – Bass
Rach Lasham – Percussion
Josh Zahler - Drums

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