Show Archive

Here you will find all of the shows since the start of (time?) ... Offbeat Reggae Radio!

If it got recorded, it'll be here. The complete back catalogue of shows for as long as Mixcloud allow us to store them there!

Episode 100

23rd January 2023

Episode 100 is the last Offbeat Reggae Radio Show. Listen to find out more!

In this show you will find news of a David Bowie album being given the reggae/dub treatment (Easy Star All Stars) … the daughter of reggae royalty is the double play (Naomi Cowen) and have you ever wondered what the Foo Fighters would sound like on the Offbeat? I am pretty sure Joe Samba has managed something pretty close!

Episode 99

16th January 2023

The selectors choice is the new album “Remembering Bob Andy”. SOJA are touring and their support act gets my seal of approval (Hirie!) and French Reggae (Biga*Ranx) is doing rather well for itself as a particular album goes gold.

Episode 98

9th January 2023

The new show brings you news of Toots replacement! The Maytals are keeping it in the family you may be happy to hear. We take a look into the top reggae singers in Rolling Stone’s 200 best singers of all time and sadly it’s time to say farewell to Jo Mersa Marley too.

Episode 97

2nd January 2023

The first Offbeat Reggae Radio Show of 2023 and we look to the nominees for "Best Reggae Album" at the Grammy Awards.

The Grammys are coming up in February and up for the gong this time are Kabaka Pyramid, Koffee, Sean Paul, Protoje and Shaggy (with a little bit of Sting).

Enjoy the show and let us know if you have any opinions for who you think should win!

Episode 96

26th December 2022

The new show brings you the 2022 round up! A look back at the double up artists and selectors choice albums of the past 12 months. Expect songs new and old from the musicians added to the pages of as a featured artist.

Episode 95

12th December 2022

In this show … you can expect news of Bob Marley's shoes … a low budget crime drama that has a classic soundtrack is heading to the stage and if you are really nice to me … I’ll let you know what happens when members of Skankin Pickle, Less Than Jake and the RX Bandits get together. In fact it’s an ever changing lineup in the double play!

Episode 94

5th December 2022

In the new show you can look forward to hearing two tunes from the new Kubricks album. Dave of the band pops on for a chat too.

We also look to the 1960s in the double play, someone who shaped the course of Jamaican contemporary music no less.

Episode 93

28th November 2022

In the new show - news on the Grammy Award for best reggae album, a reggae legend gets a lifetime achievement award (Go Duckie! – Black Uhuru) and we delve into a band who came to force during the second wave of American ska (The Toasters).

Episode 92

21st November 2022

In this show you’ll learn about a Beatle who loved searching for reggae singles while on holiday and a Marley that is releasing a children's book. I chat to the band Luna Shade too and you’ll get the exclusive first listen to their December release.

Episode 92

21st November 2022

In this show you’ll learn about a Beatle who loved searching for reggae singles while on holiday and a Marley that is releasing a children's book. I chat to the band Luna Shade too and you’ll get the exclusive first listen to their December release.

Episode 91

14th November 2022

This show brings Laurie from The Barefoot Bandit joining me. UK Reggae and Dub as we learn about the band and hear brand new and previously unreleased music!

Hear about a ska legend with a horrendous past AND the comic book about it that is looking to get funding. Also we head to Hawaii for the selectors choice with Inna Vision!

Episode 90

7th November 2022

In this show, there’s news about UB40 touring, a member of the Skatalites is the double up featured artist and I’ll play two songs in the selectors choice from an album that has been called one of the best reggae albums of 2022.

Episode 89

31st October 2022

In the new show you’ll find reggae queen Etana suing her record label, there are concerns for the Grammys, a Manchester ska/punk band is the double up artist and you’ll hear music from the new Yoha and The Dragon Tribe album.

Episode 88

24th October 2022

In this show you'll learn of a tribute album to Bob Andy (and a tune from Bitty McLean!), music from a not quite reggae band who wants you to be a diva (Champagne Dreads), 90's ska punk from two influential people who left the band almost immediately (Dance Hall Crashers) and we say farewell to Sycure Gyan’I and condolences to his family. Definitely check out more of his music after the show.

Episode 87

10th October 2022

Did you know that Angela Lansbury had no idea there was a song that shared the same name as her long running TV series? Listen to learn more. A band called Niù Tennici got in touch and wanted to share their music ... I liked it so much I decided they need to be on the show and on the website!

Same goes for Soulfiya actually! A new EP out and it is the selector's choice for this week.

Episode 86

3rd October 2022

In this show we have reggae from Led Zepplin, a song with a music video made exclusively in a computer game with Half Past Two … the double up artist is a band formed in California but originally from Hawaii (Iration) and did you know that Buddhism and ska music can help a recovery from a heart attack? Buck-O-Nine may be able to tell us more.

Episode 85

26th September 2022

The new show has Stop The Presses popping back onto the show (last spoke in 2020) with their new album. Covered in pineapples and entitled "Got It" ... we chat about the new album and how lovely people are!

You will also hear early ska from Clint Eastwood!? I was surprised too! A band that got REALLY popular AFTER the lead singer died is the double up featured artist and if you hang around till the end ... Tippa Irie has a new album out.

Episode 84

19th September 2022

In this show! … you will hear news about a member of Black Uhuru getting angry, Skip Marley potentially also getting angry … a new album from Elijah Salomon … 13 songs sung in three languages … show off.

Yellowman finally gets inducted as an Offbeat Featured Artist too.

Episode 83

12th September 2022

In the new show! … A lady of reggae, Tanya Stephens has a new album out. The first album release in 10 years! I play a couple of songs from her new release of which is a bit on the naughty side of things! You'll also hear a double up from Kiwi band Katchafire PLUS a Japanese vocalised lead singer and ska/punk music. It's weird ... but good!

Episode 82

5th September 2022

In this show, I am a bit worried the Marley Estate’s decisions. A new song is out and it's … interesting. You'll hear from the originators of ska, brand new from current reggae greats like Alborosie and Tropadelic and a snippet of the new album from Soom T! We also say farewell to a reggae artist too 🙁

Episode 81

29th August 2022

Another packed show, with good news of new releases from the Dualers, Dajla and Surfer Girl who is also the double up artist, burning spear as the selectors choice too … but not so good news of cancelled tours and the loss of a reggae great.

Episode 80

22nd August 2022

In this show Ghost.wav pops in for two tracks and a chat! Milwaukee based band, Something To Do are the selector’s choice and I also have news about how YOU could be in the new Bob Marley Biopic … there are a couple of catches though.

Episode 79

15th August 2022

In this show you will hear two tracks from the new Jimmy Cliff album. Called Refugees not only is it quality music but it's also got an important message, as per usual with Mr Cliff! You'll also hear ska covers of popular tunes ... a talented man who seems to play every instrument and believes every song should be ... ska!

Episode 78

8th August 2022

Lila Iké appears as we double up on her music, Natty King has a new album out you need to know about and what are your thought on cultural appropriation? Would you stop a gig because of feeling uncomfortable? Swiss band Lauwarm had to! It's in discussion in this very show.

Episode 77

1st August 2022

A new hour show awaits you as we learn all about island vibes from … Vermont!? … with Mihali. A new album … country does reggae has peaked Andy’s interest due to the fact it’s got a reggae cover of Dolly Parton! Also, what happens when you add an orchestra to some of the best Bob Marley songs?

Episode 76

13th June 2022

This show brings island vibes from Guam as Hale appears in Offbeat Intros. Havana meets Kingston is the suggested album from Mista Savona and the double play features Brighton based UK Reggae band - The Resonators.

Episode 75

30th May 2022

Sean Paul has got together with Gwen Stefani for a new track, free tunes are on offer as a download and I’m in conversation with Zach from Sun Dried Vibes. A US east coast rock reggae band with a new tune out … exclusive first play on this here radio show! Also a London based lady of laid back tunes is the double play.

Episode 74

16th May 2022

State Of Satta are a dub fusion band from Leeds, they are touring promoting their new EP and I’m chatting to them in offbeat intros … you’ll also hear from the recent Juno award Winner for best reggae recording in the suggested purchase AND the double play includes a band on the ska/reggae cusp of the 60s!

Episode 73

2nd May 2022

In the show, The double play brings Protoje’s protégé! Two tracks and info on Sevana! You’ll also hear Harrison Stafford from the band Groundation, in conversation we talk about the new album out which includes reggae legends who haven’t recorded for years.

Episode 72

18th April 2022

In the show, Arky Starch has a new album out at the end of April, I offer an exclusive listen to two tracks as you get a sneek peek before purchase!

Los Angeles brings a double play ska band that’s been going since 2011 (The Interrupters) AND record store day brings Jamaican reggae sound system mcs to vinyl for the first time!

Episode 71

4th April 2022

In this show, the double play track from Barrington Levy is motivated by a brilliant film I watched, Chainska Brassika have a new album out which I think you need to have in your collection AND we say farewell to two members of the band The Mighty Diamonds as we lose them 4 days apart! Sad news as I play tribute and remember an influential band in Reggae history.

Episode 70

21st March 2022

Unintentionally this show is all about the ladies. Should have engineered it for the episode before as it was closer to International Women's Day but ... nevermind!

Expect tracks from Nattali Rize, Spice, Koffee and Queen Ifrica ... just a small portion of the female artists included in this show.

I chat to Salma Queen in the second hour as Offbeat Intros talks activism as she’s busy making things right over in Kenya. We talk music too though and play a few of her tunes.

Episode 69

7th March 2022

Gregory G Ras appears in Offbeat Intros. He chats about his new album, "Book Of Noah", fills us in as to his rasta way of life AND shares his influences with us who also happen to be "family".

In the double play you will find out more about the 60s and 70s rocksteady and ska legend that is Derrick Morgan and the suggested album brings new music from Giallo Man!

If you listen carefully you may even hear a reggae version by Inokasira Rangers with Keiichi Sokabe of a rather famous dance track. The question is ... did it need to be done?

Episode 68

21st February 2022

In this show ... If I said the lyric … pass the dutchie … do you actually know what that means? You’ll find out as I play the suggested album … you’ll also hear from an amazing Jamaican trombonist in the double play PLUS Robin Tricker brings her Ukulele and happy vibes in for a chat.

Episode 67

7th February 2022

This show starts with ska punk and ends with it too! Upbeat is how I like to start and finish my day 🙂

In between you'll find the usual (of course) as we play the FINEST Reggae Rocksteady, Roots Dub and Ska!

No interview in this show so we have 32 songs jammed into the two hours. The double play brings a Caribbean legend, the suggested album is from a UK Reggae Band that have been going for YEARS and if you listen closely you may hear Pokémon. Yep you read that correctly.

Episode 66

24th January 2022

Back to normal! Now that the Grammy and "Best Of" shows are done for the start of the year we can focus on all of the new releases that have dropped in December and January. Well ... the ones that caught my attention anyway!

Dennis Brown would have been 65 in Feb which is a good enough excuse for me to add him as a Double Play featured artist.

The new album from Teacha Dee is a treat PLUS Ragga Yves has such an interesting story I throw the normal format out of the window for Offbeat Intros.

Episode 65

10th January 2022

As with last year ... I am taking a listen to all of the nominees for Best Reggae Albums in the 64th Grammy Awards.

Annoyingly it doesn't fall on episode 64 of the show but I'll cope.

You hear tracks from Etana, Gramps Morgan, Sean Paul, Jesse Royal, SOJA, Spice and then past nominees since 1985 finishing off the show!

If you are interested in the albums in the running for best reggae album ... you need to listen!

Episode 64

27th December 2021

Taking you over 2021 and into 2022 Andy looks at the featured artists of the past year. If they were a double play or on Offbeat Intros … they’re going to be in this show!

Remembering those we lost and appreciating those that continue to give us amazing music … the 2021 Roundup awaits you!

Episode 63

13th December 2021

What’s going on!? We say farewell to two reggae legends in this show AND speak about an amazing musical outfit disbanding!! Before it’s too late I’ve made them the double play!

We head to Indonesia for the suggested purchase and I chat to Savvas, top man at dubophonic records to ask what he thinks we should be listening to.

Episode 62

29th November 2021

Andy introduces Mchere Ankhem as we have a call between the UK and South East Africa! He's topped the charts in Malawi and wants to share his message with the world.

The featured artist shares her time between the island of Hawaii and Los Angeles (hard life eh?) and brings some laid back and lovely reggae / neo soul tracks.

If you are looking for a xmas purchase for a reggae / dub loving friend ... I've got just the thing as The Objectors have come out of a 10 year hiatus to drop a new EP!

Episode 61

15th November 2021

Honestly ... I could have sworn Suggs had got together with the rest of madness and done some new tunes. That was until I realised that a Swede called Mike was just a big fan. The tunes are brilliant and the influence is clear!

Not just that can be expected in the new show ... we say farewell to another reggae legend, it seems to be happening a lot which is rather upsetting. Speaking about upsetting, when my mum passed a particular bands album got me through it ... they are the double play!

The suggested album was lost along with the rest of my collection, which in turn sparked Offbeat Reggae Radio! So pleased to have found The Hippos again!

Episode 60

1st November 2021

This show brings reggae tracks from the new James Bond film! Andy plays a couple of those along with brand new tunes from all over the world.

The double play has a front woman who not only sings but is an actor too (Bite Me Bambi) and Arky Starch, a reggae and Dub producer from Belgium comes on for a chat.

Reasons to get your credit card out too as Ras Kronik is the suggested album!

Episode 59

18th October 2021

We say farewell to yet another reggae legend as The Beat and the rest of the Ska / Reggae community feel the loss of drummer Everett Morton.

A UK comedian tried his hand at reggae back in the 80s and his backing band may be a surprise too!

Plus ... the suggested album is actually a friend of mine. Been following his music for over 20 years and he's the only person to have two of his albums suggested by the show!

Episode 58

4th October 2021

The next show brings back offbeat intros … I chat to members of the UK reggae and ska collective AKA The Syndicate.

Da Real Storm is the double play artist PLUS MC Eva Lazarus appears on no less than three songs … two of which are on the suggested album.

Episode 57

20th September 2021

This show brings reggae legends from all over the shop.

The double play is from Jamaica, moved to Seattle and spends a lot of time in France! Clinton Fearon is doing solo stuff now but was formally part of the gladiators! We check out two of his tunes in the double play.

The suggested album is ... vinyl ONLY! It seems it's not available via other means ... old school right? I love me a reggae / ska version of a popular tune and the suggested LP doesn't let us down.

Add into that new music from Munay Ki Dub, King Hammond giving his best to Lee Scratch Perry and Mellow Mood ... there's a treat in store!

Episode 56

6th September 2021

Learning about and saying goodbye to Lee Scratch Perry as we play tracks of his and chat about his past. The suggested album is up for grabs as Captain Accident hands me 2 of his new album "Bad Press".

Boston brings this 'ska-core' band who are far from 'clueless' for the double play. Any ideas who it could be?

Of course the FINEST reggae, rocksteady, roots, dub and ska is brought to you too in 2 hours of your new favourite tunes!

Episode 55

23rd August 2021

We take a dive into California beach reggae in this show. You’ll find a suggested album from Sizzla on vinyl no less PLUS I've also discovered my new favourite thing ... ska versions of popular songs.

Episode 54

9th August 2021

The lovely Rosh Rebel took some time to chat to me about her career and the new song she has to push "Run Come".

You may remember Irie Fire from a past show. They are back and they have a new EP to promote called "Set Sail". I think you should buy it so have a listen and decide for yourself!

Named Gramps from birth (you'll find out why in the show) ... Gramps Morgan is the double play artist as we experience reggae with as country feel! It works. Honest 🙂

Episode 53

26th July 2021

This show brings Offbeat intros back … ah yes, the talented musician can only avoid me for so long! Captain Accident appears to tell us some cool stories of stage invasions and a new single dropping!

The double play hails from Kenya and has such an impressive voice that my mate dave had to stop a previous show to find out more about her. Firstly … rude. Secondly … quite the stamp of approval 😊

The music in this show is top notch and comes from all over the globe, Reggae from Sweden and Ska from Korea what else could you ask for?

Episode 52

12th July 2021

Episode 52 brings you Mick Jagger's top ten reggae songs … do we care?

Chris Brown and Sony Music Entertainment are being sued over a reggae tune … but why?

The double play brings new, old sounding music from Holland (it’s ace!) and the suggested album I have been waiting for … for 2 years! Introducing Mr Kingpin has landed and you need to hear it. All that and more when you listen to the show!

Episode 51

28th June 2021

Offbeat Reggae Radio is 2 years old!

This has been a hard week and my back really hurts. I muddled through though and as you will hear ... I had some help from my friends!

Music from friends of the show along with classics and brand new tracks ... so ... same as always right? 🙂 The double play is an insanely talented 20 something and the suggested album unreleased tracks from reggae legends.