Formed in late summer 2013 Steel City Rhythm are a Sheffield based 8 piece, playing a unique blend of up-tempo, politically conscious reggae fusion music. Mixing blazing brass lines and soaring vocals over hard Hip-Hop beats, heavy Dub breaks and rhythmic Funk grooves, The Steel City Rhythm sound is infectious and designed to get people on their feet and moving. Since their creation Steel City Rhythm have been storming stages across the UK with their trademark high-octane shows, guaranteed to leave audiences sweaty and satisfied!
Sharing the stage with awesome international acts such as Slamboree, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, The Newtown Kings and Dreadzone to name but a few, Steel City Rhythm have also made high profile appearances at major festivals such as Sheffield's Tramlines festival, Boomtown Fair, Alchemy and a two year running headline show at underground favourite Northern Green Gathering. Fast becoming favourites of the festival and party circuit Steel City Rhythm released their debut album 'Free Love and Fighting' in early 2016 to critical acclaim, receiving airtime around the world including on BBC1xtra courtesy of David Rodigan himself!
With appearances at Kaya Festival, Tramlines, Ynot, One Love and BoomTown Fair confirmed for 2016, as well as support slots with UB40, Steel City Rhythm are definitely ones to watch this festival season!
Steel City Rhythm are:
Ben Lydiat: Lead Vocals
Carl 'on fire' Watkins: Guitar
Carl Dulson: Bass
Danny Greasley: Drums
Sarah Reaney: Tenor Sax
Tom Wood: Trumpet
Stevie D: Vocals
Joe Wood: Piano, Organ, Melodica, Congas