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Toots makes South Beach debut

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2013 | 12:00 AM
'Toots' Hibbert

South Beach Café will have, as its headline act, Toots and the Maytals, in a special live acoustic set, on Saturday.

Percussion, bass, acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, horns and the unmistakable vocals of the artiste named Rolling Stones Magazine No 71 greatest vocalists of all time in popular music.

Frederick Hibbert, best known to the world as 'Toots and The Maytals', is a six-time Grammy nominee, winning the Grammy in 2005 with True Love for Best Reggae Album.

Intimate Setting

The event promises to provide a very intimate setting from one of Jamaica's greatest living legends performing many of his classic hits from Pressure Drop to Sweet and Dandy.

During the recording of his documentary Reggae Got Soul in 2010, the artiste recorded his first acoustic album, Unplugged on Strawberry Hill, which was nominated for a Grammy.

Toots toured acoustically for the first time in 2012 in the United States and was very well received by fans and media. Toots & the Maytals will tour both the full band and acoustic shows in 2013 with concerts in North America, Europe and Jamaica.

For the internationally acclaimed artiste, performing at home in Jamaica is always special.

"I always expect everyone to come enjoy the party and as usual I give 1000 per cent when I perform - but the acoustic gives me a chance to present my music in a different, more intimate light," said Toots.

For the one of reggae's most active artistes, "touring continues the day after South Beach and I just released a new single Ole Time on my label D&F Music, produced at my Reggae Center studio in between tours. I am working on my next studio album to be released later this year".