The Strides are a new force for reggae music. Fronted by legendary Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian ragga man Eddie “Blacker C" Conteh, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums already under their belt, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Julian Marley, Third World and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop. The Strides have forged a truly global sound melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.

The Band

Ras Roni, LTL Gzeus, Edward 'Blacker' Conteh: vocals
Nick Garbett: trumpet
Jeremy Rose: tenor sax
Matt Smith: guitar
Dan Pliner: keyboards
Rory Brown: bass
Carlos Adura: drums