The Mighty Diamonds, Donald “Tabby” Shaw, Fitzroy ”Bunny” Simpson and Lloyd “Judge” Ferguson formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston, Jamaica and for the past 39 years have been entertaining and educating the world with their sweet harmonies and conscious lyrics.
They quickly became known as the young group with the Motown sound with their soulful harmonies and polished performances. They first hit singles ‘Country Living’ and ‘Hey Girl’ were recorded on the Channel One label. Their debut album Right Time, released on Virgin, has become a classic. This is an album that belongs in every serious reggae collection. Right Time is probably their most requested song when they perform. ‘Pass the Kouchie’ also became an international hit when first released and then again when it was covered by the Musical Youth and released as ‘Pass the Dutchie’.
The trio has toured the world extensively and has a strong following in Europe and Japan as well as in the US. In Jamaica they are forever loved, performing many times at Reggae Sunsplash to the delight of all in attendance. They will play the Royal Theatre on Monday June 1. Tickets are available from €15 on www.ticketmaster.ie as well as from The Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000. For further information please check The Royal Theatre and Event Centre website on www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie