Erin Bardwell Collective are a live reggae / rocksteady band with a sense of the original sound of British reggae
. An organ driven early boss reggae style with male & female vocals. They play their own tunes with that late 60s/early 70s Trojan/Studio One sound. One of the very few bands in the UK at the moment focusing on this period. Established 2003 (studio) & 2004 (live). Currently a 5 to 6 piece line up with guests. They recently backed PAT POWELL from Australia (Melbourne Ska Orchestra), and reggae legend DENNIS BOVELL. The band have supported / shared stages with DJ Derek, Susan Cadogan, The bEAT, Roy Ellis from Symarip, Lee Thompson, Macka B, Neville Staple, Dreadzone, By The Rivers, Mark Foggo, Dave Wakeling, & Pama International. And have gigged in the UK, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Between 2008 – 2010 Neol Davies from The Selecter made some special live guest appearances with the band and he is featured on latest album Great Western Reggae Soundclash.
Erin also manages An independent reggae / ska record label Pop-A-Top Records currently representing the artists SUBJECT A (a studio production duo) as well as The Erin Bardwell Collective (a live reggae / rocksteady band).
We focus on new and current artists doing original material.
Back catalogue goes back to 2003 (17 releases) and incorporates the ska style.
Influenced by people like Sonia Pottinger, Lee Gopthal, Leslie Kong, Jerry Dammers, Berry Gordy etc.
Closely linked to the Shocks Of Mighty Sound System