Reggae Dancehall star Gyptian returns in Yorkshire for live dates in Middlesborough & Sheffield this summer

in Middlesbrough in Sheffield

This summer, Yorkshire is set to sizzle with the vibrant sounds of reggae dancehall as Gyptian, the celebrated Jamaican artist, makes a highly anticipated return to British shores. Fans in Middlesborough and Sheffield are in for a treat, with Gyptian set to perform at the Empire in Middlesborough on Saturday, 27th July, and at Network in Sheffield on Saturday, 3rd August.

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A special love for Yorkshire

Excitement is building as Gyptian prepares to bring his captivating live show to Yorkshire. The artist himself expressed his enthusiasm, stating,

“Hold tight Middlesborough and Sheffield this summer, can’t wait for these shows, it’s going to be special!”

Gyptian’s visit to Yorkshire signifies a special connection with the region, with two exclusive dates that promise to be memorable nights for his fans. Middlesborough and Sheffield have been chosen as the lucky hosts for these concerts, ensuring that the reggae rhythms will resonate through the heart of Yorkshire this summer.

Gyptian’s musical journey

Gyptian, whose real name is Windell Beneto Edwards, is renowned for his electrifying performances and soulful reggae beats. Born to an Adventist mother and a Rastafarian father, he discovered his passion for music at the tender age of seven, singing in church. This musical journey took a significant turn under the mentorship of renowned promoter Mr Wong, who has been instrumental in the careers of other notable reggae artists like I Wayne.

Gyptian burst onto the scene in 2005 with his hit ‘Serious Times’, a track characterised by its hypnotic nyabinghi drums and profound lyrics calling for an end to violence and crime. This song propelled him to the top of the Jamaican charts and placed him alongside other peace-promoting artists like Jah Cure and Fantan Mojah.

Gyptian’s debut album, ‘My Name Is Gyptian’, was released in 2006 under the VP label, followed by his second album, ‘I Can Feel Your Pain’, in 2008, which drew heavily on contemporary R&B influences. His music blends traditional reggae rhythms with modern influences, creating a unique sound that has captivated audiences worldwide.

International success and enduring popularity

Gyptian achieved international acclaim with his 2010 hit ‘Hold You’, which went double platinum in the UK and brought him back into the global spotlight. The song’s success was further amplified by various remixes, including a soca version, a hip-hop remix featuring Nicki Minaj, and dubstep versions by Diplo and Toddla T. This was followed by his full-length album, also titled ‘Hold You’. In 2013, Gyptian released ‘Love, Sex, and Reggae’, an album that leaned towards a pop sound, with Diplo returning as a producer.

With his music streamed nearly a billion times across digital platforms, Gyptian’s influence and popularity continue to grow. For those eager to experience the magic of Gyptian’s live performance, make sure to secure your tickets early.

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