PREVIEW: 1EYE @ Hare & Hounds, Sat Sept 14th

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1EYE return to the Hare & Hounds on Saturday Sept 14th, playing their first show at the Kings Heath venue since July.

Taking influences from artists such as John Holt, Ken Boothe and The Heptones, 1EYE have established their name on both the Birmingham Reggae and live circuits.

Boasting an ‘exciting new Reggae show’ 1EYE have built a reputation for high energy performances. Although how much ‘its sweet sounds and skanking licks will take you back to a classic Kingston vibe Birmingham Review cannot confirm, but would certainly welcome as September sets in.

Featuring a full line up of ten, 1EYE has a significant array of members – with many having established musical avenues outside of the band. Brothers Alek and Andy (1EYE’s lead vocals and saxophone) often appear as Plan B’s brass section, and were featured in the official video to ‘Love Goes Down’.

And whilst 1EYE’ssophomore album, Worries & Trouble, is still yet to be released – their debut, Whiskey Business, earned them support slots with Toots and the Maytals, UB40 and Musical Youth.

But it was perhaps their support of Jimmy Cliff’s UK tour in May 2012 that achieved the band’s most widespread attention to date – opening up for the legendary Cliff in Glasgow, London and at the Birmingham Ballroom.


1EYE will be performing at the Hare & Hounds on Saturday Sept 14th, with local support from vocalists Keziasoul and Metz Jnr. DJ Neeko will also be playing Reggae and Dancehall.

John Noblet will be there for a Birmingham Review.

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