Goldmaster Profile

A new voice, a new beginning.

From the start of the 21st century the Goldmaster Allstars have become a growing force on the UK World music scene, backing and supporting some of the top reggae names, including such artists as Alton Ellis, The Pioneers, Winton Francis, Dennis Alcapone, Michael Prophet, Tena Stelin, Owen Gray, Winston Reedy and AJ Franklin.

 

The Goldmaster Allstars are a vibrant and dynamic 11-piece band performing laid-back rock steady, heavy roots reggae and ska instrumentals. The band's sound borrows heavily from the Jamaican reggae scene although they rarely perform covers. The band has gained the experience and knowledge to develop their own sound and become one of the best live acts on the British ska/reggae circuit today.

The band is kept strong because it is run as a co-operative. Band founder Malcolm say’s ‘this is the way it works best for us; no one person make’s the decision’s. The whole band has a family vibe, we don’t feel we are just making music, we feel we are making a piece of history’

 

The Goldmaster Allstars have collaborated with a number of songwriters for example GT Moore, Charlie P, Dane Glasby and Gary James, all of whom have added their own flavour to the cake that is Goldmaster.

Currently the band can often be found writing and recording in their Essex studio with a Leigh based singer, 90s chart topper Maria Nayler. Maria over the years has been a prominent singer/songwriter recording with some of the best artists and dance dj's such as Sasha, Robert Miles, Tilt and Ferry Corsten.  The band has just completed their third album, their first with Maria entitled Crossroads.  The album is to be released October 2010.  Following on from this release, will be a remixed version of the album produced and mastered by Will Biggs aka Ninja Fish.  This remixed album will be available for release early 2011. 

The Goldmaster Allstars are also working on their long awaited GT Moore collaboration an album entitled Alpha.  The Album was created between 2006 and 2008 and contains tracks that were performed by GT Moore and the Allstars at many venues around the UK and Belgium.  The album is due for release December 2010.

Further releases from the Goldmaster Allstars will be our Ska instrumental Colt 45.  The band are recording the album between now and Christmas 2010.  The album will be released worldwide in March 2011.    

Other releases available are a series of vinyl 10 inches produced and manufactured by the new British record label Muzic City.   They are exclusive 500 only pressings of Goldmaster classic roots tunes, old and new.  The first set of release are available now with plenty more to come!

The latest edition that's now been released (for download only currently) is 'Narcolepsy'.  An amazing Dub/Ska album that was recorded at Goldmasters studio, in Leigh on Sea, early in 2014 and is available now on the download market on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all good online retailers.