Fairfield Theatre Welcomes Award-Winning Musicians to New Venue

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The new Warehouse venue hosts Grammy-winning UK reggae act, Steel Pulse.

Fairfield Theatre Company hosts Britain's greatest roots reggae band, Steel Pulse, as they celebrate 40 years of performing at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at FTC’s newest venue, The Warehouse.

Formed in 1975 in Birmingham, England, Steel Pulse was founded by schoolmates David “Dred’s” Hinds (singer/guitarist), Basil Gabbidon (guitar), and Ronnie "Stepper" McQueen (bass). Inspired by reggae legends like the Wailers, Burning Spear, and other prominent Jamaican artists, the three found it difficult finding gigs in the beginning, due to club owners being reluctant to give them a platform because of their "subversive" Rastafarian politics. However, thanks in part to the punk movement, Steel Pulse found the connection they needed where their spiritual kinship and protest reggae kept the spirit alive. Later, they developed into a theatrical stage show that leavened their social commentary with satirical humor and mocked traditional British archetypes.

Since then, Steel Pulse has become a well-recognized name and have found themselves playing all around the world, sharing the stage with some of music’s biggest names including The Clash, the Stranglers, Generation X, the Police, and XTC.

After winning the 1986 Grammy for Best Reggae Performance, Steel Pulse were on their way to stardom and never looked back. After receiving several more Grammy nominations in ’88, ’92, and ’97, Steel Pulse became the first reggae band to perform at a presidential inauguration, and have continued to play sold out performances all over the world, thanks to their authentic reggae roots that incorporates jazz and Latin flair.

Join the Fairfield Theatre Company in welcoming back this legendary British roots reggae band to Fairfield County as they celebrate 40 years and continue to promote their positive message through their spiritually-uplifting music.

Steel Pulse
Date: Wednesday, Sept.30
Doors: 7 p.m.
Show: 8 p.m.
Venue: The Warehouse: 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824                                                    
Tickets: $30 Adv. $35 Day of Show / Members Discount: $5                                                                    
Buy tickets: Box Office: 203-259-1036 or reserve online: http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org

About Fairfield Theatre Company:
Fairfield Theatre Company is a highly-acclaimed nonprofit performing arts organization located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. FTC presents nearly 200 performances and concerts each year featuring outstanding national talent on FTC’s StageOne in Fairfield, the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, and the Norwalk Concert Hall FTC’s intimate 225-seat StageOne venue is widely recognized as being one of the best places to see a live performance in the region. FTC is dedicated to providing the highest quality arts, entertainment, and educational experiences to the communities we serve.

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