Earl Gateshead

Earl Gateshead


Earl Gateshead will be performing with Dawn Penn and Soom T.

Earl Gateshead began his DJ career in 1979 playing reggae records between punk bands in a venue in Brixton, he was heavily influenced by the Trojan releases of the time. He went on to hold a 20 year residency at cult bar of the time - Dive Bar in China town, where he built and installed his own sound system. Earl also held a residency at the legendary Blue Note club.

Earl Gateshead was Trojan Sound Systems selector for around 15 years, starting in the early 2000s, playing records from the extensive Trojan catalogue and spreading the original message from Jamaica's golden era of Reggae music.

With a distinguished career and a fantastic attitude, Earl has become a figure head in the UK Reggae scene, known for his famous "Yeah Yeah" catchphrase. In 2002 he was invited to give a lecture at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in São Paulo. Earl regularly plays all over the world, just returning from a month tour of India. He was the first reggae DJ to play Space in Ibiza and one of the only reggae DJs to get repeat bookings at Fabric.