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Formed in 2006 and now celebrating over ten years as a nine-piece, Gentleman’s Dub Club initially came together as a dub band, having been inspired by the scene in Leeds. Merging together dub, ska, reggae and electronic influences, it didn’t take long for the infectious sounds of GDC to become widespread, with their debut EP ‘Members Only’ taking the number one spot on the iTunes Reggae charts.
The ‘Open Your Eyes’ EP (2012) saw the group’s iconic ‘High Grade’ single gain cult status, and following on from this came their first album ‘FOURtyFOUR’. With their reputation taking a strong hold, Gentleman’s Dub Club began notching up countless live shows with their unshakeable energy. To date, the band has played at numerous international festivals around Europe and in the U.S reaching more than 40 appearance a year.
Their 2nd album ‘The Big Smoke’ landed late in 2015 on US label Easy Star. The distinctive, creatively charged sounds of the Club have hit over 3 million YouTube plays and inspired remixes from Prince Fatty, Nextmen and Manasseh, whilst they have taken tunes from the likes of London Elektricity and Alex Clare to put their own spin on.
In 2016 they released “The Big Smoke remixes” and their 3rd and latest album “Dubtopia” was released in 2017.