Jah Wobble’s Invaders of The Heart to play at The Apex later this month

Over the past 40 years, Jah Wobble has become one of Britain’s most influential and distinct bass players, having played with an eclectic collection of artists in a wide range of genres.

Jah Wobble’s Invaders of The Heart (pictured above) combine global music, reggae, fusion and punk influences, all held together with his signature hypnotic bass riffs.

Jah Wobble (real name John Wardle – Jah Wobble was a nickname made up by Sid Vicious) made his first foray into music when his friend John Lydon invited him to join the newly formed Public Image Ltd after the demise of the Sex Pistols in 1978.

Wobble’s distinctive “low end” bass immediately put PiL on the map and became the backbone of the band.  The band’s debut album “Public Image Limited” included the band’s eponymous first Top 10 hit single.

After two albums, including the mighty Metal Box, Wobble split from the band, eventually becoming a well-respected session and solo artist, with a genuine passion for Eastern and Global music.

Having worked with a diverse range of musicians and music genres, including Brian Eno, Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, and Sinead O’Connor (for the hauntingly beautiful “Visions of You”), Wobble achieved chart success and a Mercury Music Prize nomination for his critically acclaimed “Rising Above Bedlam” album.

After releasing the top 40 album, “Take Me To God”, and “Heaven and Earth”, both for Island Records, Wardle returned to creating more experimental and non-commercial sounds.

In 1997 he started up his own independent label, 30 Hertz Records, for a series of critically acclaimed releases.

Jah Wobble’s Invaders of The Heart play at The Apex on Thursday, April 11, at 7.30pm. See www.theapex.co.ukor ring 01284 758000 for more information or to book tickets.

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