The original members of UB40—Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue—enjoyed huge success from 1979 until 2008, including multiple #1, Top-10, gold and platinum-selling albums; Grammy nominations; and four #1 hits worldwide. Ali, Mickey, and Astro helped define reggae music for a generation. The multiracial band pooled a diverse set of influences to put a fresh, indigenous slant on Jamaican reggae. As consummate live performers with triumphant gigs this year all over the globe, Ali, Mickey, and Astro recently turned their attention to the studio and a new album, Silhouette—an inspired mix of freshly minted new songs and sparkling, reggae-fied cover versions of classics by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Chi-Lites and others. Now, following spectacular gigs at home and abroad, the trio are facing the future with renewed confidence and vigor.
- Maui Arts & Cultural Center