Reggae Sumfest 2018

Judy Mowatt, Leroy Gibbons for Toronto Saturday

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judy-mowatt-groovin-in-the-park-2015-myflash-photos.jpgIt's one thing for Ajax to get a Reggae showcase for patrons to enjoy, but it's something else when that showcase comes with history that everyone wants a piece of. On Saturday May 7th, 2016, Judy Mowatt, member of the I-Threes and original backing group of Bob Marley and the Wailers, will be in town for a rare show.

Just in time for the Mother's Day weekend, Mowatt will perform at Mysticle Lounge (282 Monarch Ave) alongside fellow legend Leroy Gibbons and award winning artist Colin Levy.

The Reggae legend whose catalog includes hit records "Many Are Called," "Thank You Lord" and "Put It On" has not performed in Canada for several years, but recently came to Canada at the special request of Colin Levy with whom she has maintained a good friendship over the years. "I don't perform often" she's quoted as saying "but when Colin calls, I have to take the stage!"

Fans have not seen Judy perform in Canada in several years making her one of the most requested artists when it comes to stage performance. Yvette from Pickering says she'll be traveling to Ajax to see Judy perform because she "grew up listening to Judy's music but never saw her perform." This will be her first time.

Leroy Gibbons aka Mr. Four Seasons Lover has not been seen in Canada for several years and is an added bonus to the Judy Mowatt package. Appealing to mature music lovers, Leroy's rendition of classics Soul songs as well as material from his own catalog provide the right mix for those wanting an above average evening.

Rounding out the performance line up is Colin Levy. Having just released his album Unleashed, the artist has new music to compliment his radio hits "Lover's Holiday," and "In My House." When asked if he feels pressure performing alongside such veterans, Colin replied "I look forward to joining these greats on the stage. Fans are going to love the show too!"

Since her days with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Judy has written several hit records with Bunny Wailer, is the first female to ever be nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album (Working Wonders) which she produced, and became a Christian.

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