A triple bill featuring three of Factory Records early recording artists; X.O.Dus (their only reggae signing), Section 25 and Kevin Hewick.
Best known for their 1980 Factory dub single English Black Boys , X.O.Dus are a Manchester roots reggae band formed in the mid 1970s. X.O.Dus play a more political/progressive style of reggae; fresh, young and British. Talent spotted by Joy Division manager Rob Gretton, they were the sole reggae band to work with Factory.
Section 25 were initially mentored by Joy Division, and went on to record four albums with Factory. Now recognized as a leading genre band, From The Hip is now lauded as one of 1000 albums to hear before you die.
Kevin Hewick was an early creative spoke in the Factory wheel. Championed by Tony Wilson, Hewick contributed to the Factory Quartet double album in 1980, and also recorded with members of Joy Division.
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