by Staff, Comox Valley Echo
Clinton Fearon is a Jamaican roots reggae singer-songwriter based in Seattle, Washington who first gained international notoriety in the 1970's as a bass player, vocalist, and lyricist for legendary Jamaican band, The Gladiators. He was also a sought-after session player during this early period of his career, cutting smooth bass lines with top producers such as Lee "Scratch" Perry & Coxsone Dodd. Fearon left the Gladiators and moved to the USA in 1987. He has performed and toured all over the world both acoustically and with his "Boogie Brown Band" ever since. Clinton has self-produced ten albums - eight with the Boogie Brown Band and two in a solo acoustic format.
Clinton Fearon is no stranger to Vancouver Island. He has been performing here on and off since the late eighties and has been featured repeatedly at Victoria's Ska & Reggae Festival, the Victoria Latin-Caribbean Festival as well as Vancouver Island Music Fest.
The Comox performance will provide concert-goers with a unique opportunity to enjoy the roots reggae genre as performed by one of its very authors in a basic and intimate solo acoustic format. Whether with a band or solo, Clinton naturally delivers soulful, uplifting, and powerful performances each time bringing joy and conscious vibrations to all his audiences.
Clinton Fearon: Jamaican roots reggae legend acoustic concert
Sat. Oct. 10th, 2015
Little Red Church
2182 Comox Ave, Comox, B.C.
Tix: $15 advance / $18 at door, available at Bop City Records, 211 Simms St. Courtenay
doors: 8pm / show: 9pm