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Rebel Control

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer

Sharing a mutual passion for big-ass basslines, uplifting lyrics and blazing ‘back a yard’ beats, Andy Baron and Concrete Johnson have fashioned a prized gem in Rebel Control - The philosophy, to mutate their beloved reggae into a 21st Century dance phenomenon.

Having commandeered a squatted derelict shop in West London, Rebel Control proceeded to host their notorious jam sessions, attracting a host of top notch musicians including Richie Stevens (Gorillaz / Space Monkeyz), Jeff Scantlebury (Primal Scream / Neneh Cherry) and Winston Rollins (Joss Stone / Aswad).

A fateful encounter with producer Mike Pelanconi (Lily Allen, Gregory Isaacs) led to Mike mixing a selection of sizzling tracks from the band’s studio sessions, culminating in their eagerly anticipated debut album, Jammin at Rebel H.Q.

Hugely prolific songwriters and certainly not afraid to go wherever their creative heads are at, the band are currently fine-tuning their latest recordings and pushing the boundaries further with their indisputable passion for electronica to dubstep, indie rock to broken beats.

Rebel Control are fast becoming festival favourites with their assured performances on main stages throughout the UK and Europe. The band are currently in the studio recording their new album "Soundsystem One"

Watch this Space! Stay tuned for the next instalment from Rebel H.Q.

Andy Baron – Lead Vocals
Concrete Johnson – Bass / Vocals
Tchalla - DJ / FX / Vocals
Marcin Bobkowski - Guitar
Jeff Scantlebury - Percussion

QUOTES
"These guys are the direction in which reggae should be heading” - Dennis Bovell
"They are brilliant, I'm a fan" - Mad Professor
''Amazing - True Artists'' - Alex Jordan (BBC Radio 1Xtra)

RECENT FESTIVAL APPEARANCES INCLUDE:
Ostroda Festival – Poland (main stage)
Blissfields Festival (main stage)
Strawberry Fields Festival (headline - main stage)
Rhythms Of The World Festival (main stage)
Firegathering Festival / One Love Festival
Y Not (main stage) / Brighton Fringe Festival

Biog as provided for City Showcase 2010

Featuring In:

Chinatown Stage
Wednesday 05.05.2010
Rebel Control in 55DSL
Friday 07.05.2010
Rebel Control in Puma
Saturday 08.05.2010
City Showcase at RTTB 2010
Sunday 26.09.2010
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