Legendary Fab 5 celebrates 40th anniversary

Legendary Jamaican show and dance band Fab 5 will perform in the Greater Toronto Area in a special concert celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Musicianship, dedication, integrity and discipline are the hallmarks of Fab 5 Inc., which has earned and retained the respect of fellow artistes, critics and the general public for four decades.

Founded in 1970, Fab 5 Inc. quickly became popular on the dance and show circuits in Jamaica with hits like ‘Chirpy Chirp’ and ‘Shaving Cream’. The group has released 20 albums, including Yu Safe, considered by many to be the most popular album produced in Jamaica during the 1980s.

The group has dominated the Jamaican awards for show and dance bands for decades, as attested by the 29 awards they won between 1986 and 1996, the largest amassed by any artiste in Jamaican music history.

Over the years, Fab 5 has taken their distinctive sound all over the world. The group has shared bandstands with legends of the music industry, including Jimmy Cliff, Jerry Butler and the late Bob Marley and Ray Charles.

Fab 5 has won several international awards, including the 1996 award for best album and best single at the Miami Reggae/Soca Awards and the 1999 “Best International Reggae Album” award at the Canadian Reggae Music Awards for Fab 5 Live – The Ultimate Vintage Jamaican Party Mix Part 1.

In recent years, the group’s ‘Live’ series, along with hits like ‘Jamaican Woman’ and ‘What the Police High Command Can Do’, have demonstrated that they still have a knack for making great music and show no signs of slowing down.

In association with the West Indies United Sports Club, Fab 5 Inc. will perform on Friday, July 30 at 9 p.m. at the New Everest Banquet Hall, Scarborough. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $50 at the door and are available at all Nicey’s Food Outlets.

For more information and a complete list of ticket outlets, call 416-801-3566 or 647-385-1256.


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