Percydread

The Natural Ites where Formed in 1981, the vocal trio of Percydread, Ossie Samms aka Ossie Gad) and Neil Foster headed a changing line-up of instrumentalists and players known as the Realistics.

Their hit song ‘In My House’ is still as fresh as it was, since first aired in 1982. The song has become a positive anthem for many Rastafarians worldwide.

Percydread continues to perform his material live, as well as vocal work with Highness and Sama Sound Systems. He continues to tour around the UK and throughout Europe. Percydread debut solo album Upside Downside, is reggae roots drawing on contemporary sounds with Rastafarianism at its spiritual core. Produced by Lenroy Guiste

Other Works: Working as a voice and performance tutor with young people using creativity to give life skills (Fallen Angels Project at the Art & Education centre) also The ACFF (Afro Caribbean Education Centre) on the MAPP programme. This is a music and performance programme for children who have difficulties, for one reason or another. Percy has also delivered a number of workshop performances for young children relating to the history curriculum.

Commissions to write a songs i.e for George Africanus, The first Known free black man in Nottingham which subsequently became part of the Black presence exhibition featuring a plaque laid to commemorate Georges life. Percydread continues to perform throughout the UK and Europe spreading the message of One Love & Inity.

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