One year later..

I thought I had better write a new blog seeing as I’ve not done one for a while.I cant believe its been a whole year since the last did it go so fast. It’s been a fine year but one tinged with sadness as I said goodbye to my mother Amelia in July. Time does feel like its slipping by, here we are at the end of another year and it only just seems like yesterday we were in a field somewhere blissfully playing our music in the sunshine. The autumn tour seems to hurry the passage of time on with some special weekends spent with lovely people. Some good things have happened this year; Fire in the dark was released as a single with remixes , in August we re-released a remastered version of our fourth album Sound to great acceptance and put some numbers from that into the live set like Crazy Knowledge and Different planets . Another new addition to the live set was a cover of a Clash tune Junco Partner. This was a number we contributed to the Specialized Combat Cancer project album in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and it felt like it should get a live airing if only for this tour.
We have been working away writing some new material which will be shaped into the next album in the new year and expected to drop later in 2016. I don’t want to give too much away but the dubwise force is strong with this one, going back to the roots with contributions from some familiar and some unexpected sources. Even at this early stage I have a good feeling about it , we certainly have a great team involved this time to make it one of our best. The autumn/winter tour has been huge fun not least because we stepped outside of our own shows to do things like the Megadog reunion in Manchester and then 5 dates with the Levellers and Ruts DC in some choice big venues up and down the country. 40 min support slots honed our sound even more and resulted in really fantastic responses from some large crowds. Thanks to everyone who came and bounced with us this year.
So 2105 flew by with some emotional moments, some of the highs has been the love and support of a beautiful woman who lights up my life..xx No New Years Eve soundsystem show this time ,but with plenty of Dreadzone live shows booked in already we are looking forward to hitting the ground running for 2016 and the next phase of Dread. hope everyone has a great Christmas and a happy new year. onwards and upwards x Greg

This is for my mother Amelia Roberts 1922 -2015 RIP . This was played at her service.


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Writer , Producer, Drummer, founder member of Dreadzone. Occasional DJ Drummer with Big Audio Dynamite

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  1. Time flies by faster than ever. I try to enjoy every day as much as possible, although with life’s rollercoaster this is not always possible, but by golly I try. Always the highlights of the year is getting to go out and to see and hear live music, and as always, your gigs are at the heart of this. Some wonderful moments this year. Brighton, The Brook, The Wedge, and an oh so sweaty Boileroom! More to come for next year and hopefullly a festival or two also. Thanks for giving us so much enjoyment and being gracious with it. I look forward to the new sounds that emanate from Dread Central in 2016 and wish you all the very best. Peace and Love … Smudger D xx

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