Luciano Live Concert
19:30 to 23:30 - January 20, 2022
2Funky Music Cafe
2Funky Music Cafe Presents
Luciano Live In Concert
Full Band Show
Plus Support
Thursday 20 January 2022
Doors 730pm
£15 Early Bird
£20 1st Release
When you mention the word “Reggae”, there are certain names that immediately spring to mind like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Third World to name a few, but another artist that is firmly on the tip of people’s tongues is Luciano. Born on the paradise island of Jamaica in 1964, as a youth he was heavily influenced and drawn to Bob Marley’s positive “One Love Movement”. As he got older and embarked on his own professional singing career, Luciano himself began to influence the lives of others around the world with his own spiritual interpretation of the movement. Since then, he has reigned as the “King Of Conscious Reggae Music” and is now one of the most iconic figures representing roots reggae today. Luciano entered the reggae industry in the early 90’s and eventually teamed up with Phillip ‘Fattis’ Burrell, one of the few producers around that supported conscious roots music. The quality material produced by this partnership, coupled with the fact that by now Luciano’s style and vibe was so heavily influenced by Bob Marley, caught the attention of Chris Blackwell of Island Records. Chris eventually signed Luciano and the collaboration produced a string of #1 hits including an album that was voted amongst the top 30 reggae albums of all time by Mojo magazine.
As well as Bob Marley, other early influences were artist like Stevie Wonder and country & western singer Hank Williams, which accounts for the extraordinary versatility of his vocal ability. He was dubbed “Luciano” in comparison to the all-powerful vocals of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti due to the fact that his voice resonates with impeccable inflection, tone, range and pitch. His vocals can sits comfortably between roots & culture, R&B/Disco, Blues and even Country and Western. He also, later found out the the word Luciano means ‘light’ which is what he hopes he can share with his many fans.
As he continues to spread the message of love, lift spirits and energize his many fans across the globe, Luciano engages with his audiences like no other - earning him the unmistakable title of “The Messenjah”. His live show performances are breathtaking and he never fails to give his all. In addition, Luciano genuinely believes that the talent given to singers and players of instruments is a spiritual gift from the Almighty, that is to be used to remind the listeners of the true values of life and not just to be used to achieve fame and financial gain. As a prolific recording artist, over the years he has released and collaborated on over 40 albums, with career highlights that include: 1999 receiving the “Key to Kansas City”; 2007 awarded an Order of Distinction by the Jamaican Government for his outstanding, global contribution in the field of positive entertainment; 2014 performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; 2015 “Luciano Day” in Hartford, Connecticut and Best Reggae Album Grammy™ nominations for 2002 & 2016.




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