Errol Dunkley

Sunday 8th January 2023

Jamaican reggae pioneer, Errol Dunkley, bridged the roots music of ‘60s Jamaica with London’s Brit-reggae scene of the ‘70s.


Dunkley’s biggest hit, a remake of John Holt’s “OK Fred”, barely missed the UK top ten in 1978 and was re-recorded as a duet with Queen Sister *N* in 1996. Dunkley went on to work with many of Jamaica’s greatest producers. He founded the African Museum label with Gregory Isaacs and scored the imprint’s first hit single, “Movie Star”, alongside moving to London and signing with the Shelley Recording Company.

Dunkley continued to build a following in the United Kingdom and Europe. His first British hit, “A Little Way Different”, released in 1974, was followed by UK releases such as “Happiness Forget”.

Open The Gate Sound will be on support duties, an essential piece to London’s Jamaican music scene.

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