BXHS XMAS Bauble no.3: Tippa Irie

To mark the festive season, and highlight some of the excellent musicians in our little community at Brixton Hill Studios, we asked a select few artists who rehearse (and work) here to be a bauble on our musical Xmas tree by telling us a bit about themselves and answering some Christmassy questions…

Tippa Irie (bottom row centre) and band in Studio 1

Last year, Tippa Irie celebrated 40 years in the reggae business. Hailing from South London, Tippa has performed around the world during his career. He has made 15 studio albums and had UK chart hits including ‘Shout For The Gunners’ for the Arsenal football team which reached the top 30 in the 90s.

Brixton Hill Studios: What’s your Xmas tipple?
Tippa Irie: Baileys

BH: Tell us your own musical highlight of 2019 and anything exciting you’ve got coming up in 2020?
TI: Playing with musical youth at birmingham university and playing Earth Garden Festival in Malta. Looking forward to going to play in Thailand April 2020

BH: Fave album of 2019?
TI: Rapture by Koffee

BH: Best gig you went to this year?
TI: Bitty McLean at Electric in Brixton

BH: Best gig you played this year?
TI: Earth garden in Malta

BH: Who should we go see in 2020?
TI: Tippa Irie!

BH: Best piece of musical advice you’ve ever had?
TI: Trust no-one

BH: Any tips for fellow music makers?
TI: Work hard.

BH: Fave thing about Brixton Hill Studios?
TI: Nice staff
BH: *blushes*

BH: What’s on the front of your Christmas jumper?
TI: One Love

BH: Who would you play in the Nativity?
TI: Bob Marley

BH: Best Christmas song?
TI: Last Christmas by Wham

Festive greetings from all of us at BXHS x
Are you aware Brixton Hill Studios alumni such as Black Midi, Hot Sauce Pony, Scud FM, Ham Legion and more have made a Christmas Album? You can check it out/buy it online, or ask at reception and we’ll sell you a copy. Profits go to Brixton Soup Kitchen.

We hope to see you again soon in the New Year…
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