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Sandwiches presents SOUNDBOY


Sandwiches presents SOUNDBOY

Fri 30 April // Sandwiches

with special guest SPIKEY TEE (UK)

local support from Rasdog, Waxclat, Jah Monkey, Gunsal and MC Rizla

$15 doorsale only

http://www.sandwiches.co.nz

SPIKEY TEE BIOGRAPHY

Spikey Tee started DJ-ing in 1985, playing sound systems at house parties and warehouse gigs in and around London. This was followed by a natural progression from turntables to the studio with avant-garde band "The Sindecut", whose 13-year-old genre-defying album, "Changing The Scenery" (Virgin Records), still sounds as fresh today as it did on release in 1990. Comparisons have been made to the Fugees second album "The Score", which, although comparable, was recorded six years later.

After The Sindecut, Spikey joined Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart on lead vocals for five years. As the group's front man he brought a real edge to their live performances, particularly when he sang The Abyssinians' Rasta anthem "Satta Massagana". Considering the quality stock from which he comes (Spikey is related to legend Bunny Wailer no less!), it was perhaps inevitable that he would so compellingly make the Rastafarian connection. Look no further than the emotive Invaders of the Heart single, "Mount Zion", for a sublime example of this particular string to his bow.

All the while Spikey continued to DJ, mixing hip-hop, R&B, ragga, and drum 'n' bass.

Not content to rest on his laurels, Spikey also made hit tunes for numerous producers, most notably with top-20 UK hit "Dark Heart", recorded for Bomb The Bass, and "Paper Soldier" for Mannasseh.

After a chance meeting with Dom (Blood and Fire Records/Sound System) and Mr. Scruff at a Jah Wobble concert in Manchester, Spikey Tee teamed up with the Manchester hip-hop label Grand Central for a number of collaborations. A track with Mr. Scruff, "Is It Worth It", was received extremely well, as was "Erase The Pain" for Tony D's 'Pound for Pound' album. Spikey also appears on the Morcheeba album "Big Calm", where his vocals feature on "Friction". Most recently he can be found on Mark Rae's debut solo LP, "Rae Road", on the final track "Throne". In 1998 Spikey was asked to contribute to the Bee Gees tribute album, "Gotta Get A Message To You", to celebrate 25 years as a group. He joined forces with Gwen Dickey to record the classic "Guilty" - no mean feat for an unsigned artist.

His DJ-ing, MC-ing and singing skills have taken him around the world to Australia, Sweden, Russia, and Finland to name a few. Spikey recently returned from Australia and New Zealand after completing the 'Vibes on a Summer's Day' tour, DJ-ing alongside Mr. Scruff, Masters At Work, Jazzanova, Will White, Jo Mills, Ian Pooley and Xpress 2. He is now back on vocal duties, recording for Mark Rae, The Freestylers, Dual Control, Million Dan (on The Freestylers' "Raw as F**k" label), Craig Dodd (recent Island Records signing), while an appearance on DJ Hype's True Playaz label will mark his first vocal drum 'n' bass outing.

Spikey is now in Australia forging links with Hydrofunk Records with a view to helping the label achieve their goal of reaching the overseas market and collaborating with artists across many genres.

SPIKEY DISCOGRAPHY

A few tunes that Spikey Tee either helped produce or featured on.

1.Changing the scenery - The Sindecut 2.Creation Rebel - Rebel MC 3.Element of speed - The Demon Boyz 4.Life on loop - Steve Spyro 5.Just another night on the town - 11:59 6.Ruff life - 11:59 7.Amor - Jah Wobble 8.Tiger Tiger - Jah Wobble 9.Third heaven - Jah Wobble 10.Wine, women and song - Jah Wobble 11.Mount Zion - Jah Wobble 12.Darkheart - Bomb the Bass 13.Paper soldier - Mannasseh 14.Is it worth it - Mr Scruff 15.Erase the pain - Tony D 16.Friction - Morcheeba 17.Shoulder holster - Morcheeba 18.Throne - Mark Rae 19.Guilty - Parry/Gendler/Rennie/Bell 20.Timelocked - Rennie/Konstandinides 21.Stand firm - 2 Dogs 22.You look fine - Submariner 23.Vibration Version - Mannasseh 24.Hands up- DJ Hype 25.Adore you - Resin Dogs 26.Gunshot dub - Resin Dogs 27.Greener pastures - King Kapisi 28.The signal - Noiseshaper 29.Talk fo 5 - Blue Foundation 30.Untitled - Feelstyle/Submariner

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