is a British reggae artist, performer and activist with a
spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. Macka
B's music is based around the political and spiritual message of
Rastafarianism, often with a light and humorous touch.
B follows the
and is a patron of The
Vegan Society. He
takes his name from the Judean rebels against the Greeks, the
in Wolverhampton, UK to Jamaican parents Macka B
interested in music in early childhood. He played violin and sang in
the school choir. He first heard reggae from a blues party next to
his parents home. Immediately the vibrant reggae beat found a
place in his heart. Soon he was getting inspiration from listening to
such greats as Burning
Spear, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh,
to name but a
A 1982 visit to Jamaica inspired him greatly and the following year
he entered a DJ competition and won. He was invited back on radio and
his name began to spread.
by Jamaican toasters U-Roy, I-Roy, Big Youth and especially
Prince Far I and later work with the Mad Professor, Macka B
combined dancehall and dub styles and began recording in 1986.
His first release Sign
of the Times
went to the top of the UK reggae album charts followed by television
exposure. Albums followed every year thereafter. Macka B won British
Best Male DJ awards in 1991 and 1992 He released successive
recordings and toured internationally, alone
and with other reggae stars such as Burning Spear, U-Roy, The
Wailers and Lee Perry.
twice performed on Reggae Sunsplash and also at Sting & White
River Reggae Bash in Jamaica. He appeared in front of Nelson Mandela
in the National Stadium Kingston. Macka.B has toured Japan,
Africa, Hawaii, France, Germany, Belgium,
New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Spain and Poland.
the first British Reggae artist to tour the former Yugoslavia
(Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia) and Australia. He performed in Senegal
alongside Baba Maal and also in Sierra Leone and has shared the stage
with artists such as Burning
Spear, U-Roy, The Wailers, Kool and the Gang, Lee Perry, Culture and
Macka.B Released â€œNever Played A 45 which is being hailed as
his best album to date. The title track was first released on 7inch
45 vinyl in 2012 and became an anthem. In 2016 Macka.B embarked on
his Never Played A 45 Asia Tour visiting countries like the
Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Japan.
-2018 saw extensive touring in Europe (UK, Germany, Italy,
Luxembourg, Romania) as well as Australia and a slot at the Sierra
Nevada World Music Fest in the US. True to his ideals, Macka.B
continues to tour the world extensively setting a positive example,
breaking down the barriers and spreading consciousness.
Macka B is spreading the good word about vegetables in his 'Wha Me
Eat Wednesday' and Medical Monday videos on Twitter and YouTube.. In
2017 Macka B started a Facebook video
blog with new
videos twice a week under the
motto Medical Mondays and Wha
Me Eat Wednesdays. (March 6th) it was all about the cucumber and
within a few days Macka B's cucumber freestyle
viral hit with over 23
million views and counting
you've ever wanted to find out more about cucumber (for example, that
it's 95.2 percent water), or pomegranate (bet you didn't know it's an
aphrodisiac), then look no further.