He’s been touted as the next Bob Marley and attributed to sparking a “musical revolution”, now rising Jamaican star Chronixx and his band Zincfence Redemption are bringing their distinctive style of reggae to Australia this December for shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
At just 21-years old, Chronixx has earned himself the reputation as the one to watch for his energetic live performances and conscious, jah-inspired jams – or as The Guardian put it “dishing out lessons in the real three Rs: Rasta, and roots reggae.”
Following on from the release of the Dread & Terrible last April, Chronixx immediately topped both the Billboard and iTunes reggae charts.
His subsequent worldwide ‘Dread & Terrible’ tour continues to see him on the upward trajectory – selling out shows, performing coveted slots on Central Park’s SummerStage (in front of attendees such as Mick Jagger no less) and also featuring on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Spearheading a new reggae revival, Chronixx’s charismatic delivery, unwavering positivity and live band sound is a refreshing change of pace in an over-crowded dance-hall scene. His socially conscious, enriching one-drop reggae style harks back to the 70’s golden age while still encapsulating contemporary influences.
Pricking the ears of music lovers, tastemakers and fellow artists alike, Chronixx first encapsulated audiences with his 2010 debut EP Hooked on Chronixx, before dropping a Major Lazer-backed mixtape Start A Fire in 2012.
Chronixx’s Australian shows coincide with his appearance at New Zealand’s Raggamuffin Music Festival, where he will perform alongside huge acts such as UB40 ft Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue and Ice Cube.
When: Friday, December 12 (2014) at 9:00pm – 12:00am
Where: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville