Polish up your dancing shoes, it’s time for another reggae night at The Lost ARC! Restrictions in Wales are set to ease just in time for us to get together for a night of killer music…
We’re so happy to welcome back the wonderful Captain Accident & The Disasters in support of the Captain’s latest album Bad Press. They’ve got our venue moving several times in the past as well as previously headlining the Radnor Fringe Festival in Llandrindod – if you’ve not caught them yet, come and see why they are one of the best live bands on the circuit!
BAD PRESS follows three previous albums – Pick Up the Microphone (2010) Slippin’ Up (2013) and Wake & Break (2016) – each of which earned attention and acclaim from national press, BBC Radio 1Xtra and cultivated legions of fans within the vibrant reggae, ska and festival scenes, drawn by the unique and intelligent approach to songwriting and the Captain’s heartfelt and captivating lyrics.
The Captain Accident sound is brought to life on stage with the help of a collective of the finest musicians known as “The Disasters” although in reality, they are far from that! The energetic live show is guaranteed to get people up and dancing. With soulful vocals, soaring twin guitars and a truly infectious groove, there’s no standing still when Captain Accident and his clumsy companions hit the stage.
Captain Accident & The Disasters were hand-picked to join reggae heroes Toots & the Maytals for a run of dates on their 2016 UK tour. After impressing the reggae legends, their fans and their agency, the band were then invited back out as full-tour support in 2017 and 2018, taking them to some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including London Barbican Theatre, Brighton Dome, Manchester Academy, Nottingham Rock City and more. During Toots’ 2017 “Bands in the Sands” appearance, the Captain was asked to join the band onstage to perform Monkey Man on guitar!
As well as Toots & the Maytals, the band have shared a stage with many of the biggest names in reggae & ska including: Suggs (who recently jumped on stage to sing with the band!), Alborosie, Less Than Jake, Aswad, The Skints, The Skatalites, Bad Manners, The Toasters, Neville Staple (The Specials), Fishbone, David Rodigan and countless others. They are a staple of the UK festival circuit and this will be their 3rd appearance at The Lost ARC.
Support will be from reggae selectors Gorgon and Lenny Len. Expect a range of floor fillers from roots to dancehall, with some live sax thrown in for good measure!
*Previous support King’s Alias have unfortunately had to pull out of the show.