Gappy Ranks (UK’s #1 Dancehall Artist) Australian tour 2011
Gappy Ranks was born and grown in Harlesden NW10, London. Father Jamaican, Mother Dominican, a good combination like Rice & Peas. Early support and recognition of this rising young talent who had made his studio debut with the Ruff Cutt band aged 11 came from local sound system operators and pirate radio stations and soon led to his link up and studio baptism with Stonebridge stars Suncycle Crew.
The embers were soon burning and the young artist next landed a series of killer link ups with the likes of Kray Twinz, Twista and MC Lethal B. It was his initial hit for the legendary Peckings crew “Mountain Top” that really lit the blue touch paper and when the follow up “Heaven In My Eyes” bust international Gappy found himself in the driving seat of an unstoppable rocket to stardom. “Stinking Rich” & “Rising Out The Ghetto” consolidated his success, his impact on the dancehall world mirroring fellow Londoner Amy Winehouses revolutionising of the world R&B scene.
The release of his eagerly debut Greensleeves album “Put The Stereo On” in 2010 upped the ante to another level, the album saw Gappy completing his project with the Peckings crew, producers of Bitty McLeans classic “On Bond Street” album and like that best selling set “Put The Stereo On” is launched on authorised versions from Studio One, Treasure Isle & Bunny Lee. Whether it’s “as good as old” gems like the title track “Put The Stereo On” (a record so in-demand the dancehall government have had to step in to authorize it’s immediate release), the straight to the heart romantic beat of “Happiest Day Of My Life” or the awesome word, sound & power of “Thy Shall Love” Gappy has it all under lock and key, he can sing like Tarrus and spit lyrics like Kartel and displays this stunning versatility both on stage and in the studio.
In 2011 the UK Dancehall star is back with his second LP entitled “Thanks & Praise” which is a modern Reggae and Dancehall album including tracks which feature Delly Ranx and Russian on Gappy’s new single “Tun Up”.
Gappy is also proving to be one of the most popular live draws on the planet headlining shows across Europe, Asia & USA.
Australia get ready as its now your turn!
Friday 30th September – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
Saturday 1st October – The Espy, Melbourne
Sunday 2nd October – Mojo’s, Perth