Mikey Dread

Mikey Dread or Dread at the Controls was a unique and influential reggae performer and innovator. His abilities, technical and vocal combined to create a unique sound. In 1977 he was awarded Top Radio personality of the year in Jamaica. In 1979 he performed with Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Inner Circle and Third World at Reggae Sunsplash. Miky Dread also worked with the Clash on the album Black Market Clash with the song Bank Robber. He also worked on the Clash Sardinista Album. He also toured with UB40 and Santana. Mikey Dread has used his great and refined broadcast and audio engineering talents to further reggae music in the United Kingdom and the world. He believes in a multimedia approach to publicizing reggae. From 2002 on Mikey Dread has been touring with his own seven-piece band the Dread at the Controls Bandincluding a full horn section, nationally across the USA and internationally around Canada, Europe and South America playing significant festivals like the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, the Mexican Cultural Fest in Mexico and Oye Festival in Argentina.