THE priest of reggae will headline Gibraltar’s National Day celebrations.
Maxi Priest, famous for his take on reggae fusion, a mix between reggae and R&B, will perform in the National Day Concert accompanied by his band Kings of Lover’s Rock.
Priest, born in London to Jamaican parents, was one of nine siblings brought up on a mix of gospel and reggae by his parents, who were Pentecostal missionaries.
His song ‘Close to You’ hit the American Billboard’s number one spot in 1990.
Other bands that will join Priest onstage are Beniton the Menace, Heritage and Jet Stream.
Karl Zanders, known by his stage name Beniton the Menace, is a Jamaican-American rapper, singer and songwriter who has often performed with Priest.
Heritage and Jet Stream are two local bands that will open for the collaboration between Priest and Zanders.
Heritage specialises in reggae and Jet Stream in the rock/pop area.