Zion Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and Reggae Grammy award winners, and have been undisputed leaders in the genre for 3 decades. The live experience is legendary with audiences around the globe being whipped into a frenzy by pounding bass and heavy rhythms.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018, the band marked this with appearances at many festivals during the summer and touring across Europe in the Autumn and Winter.
Zion Train have been one of the planet’s most prolific groups, along with a mammoth recorded output and innumerable production credits, remixes and song writing collaborations they have produced magazines, CD-ROMs, Internet sites and built sound systems.
The new Zion Train album ‘Illuminate’ was released on 1st May 2020 and features 9 vocalists alongside extremely talented musicians. The vocalists include Cara-Jane Murphy, Michel Grena, Prince Jamo and Rider Shafique and amongst the musicians are such luminaries as Paolo Baldini, Don Fe and Gianni Denitto. The band will be joined by Cara for rescheduled live shows across the world in 2021.
Perch returned to his roots with regular Sound System sessions on his Abassi Hi Power rig during 2021 and Zion Train will be back out on tour during Spring 2022.
‘Live they are a Dub Sound System for the New Age. They play so loudly that the reggae pulse becomes internalised, the body’s surfaces reverberating like the cloth covering on the speaker cabinets… it’s a remarkably consoling experience’
‘… a creative tour de force, showing that reggae these days is much more than similarly metallic dancehall rhythms, ripe for MCs to boast a-top’
‘…. something like good-old style, nicely flavoured with some new, wild and hot spices’
‘It has been a twisty turny adventure for Zion Train over the last 30 years…. a journey of adventure and experimentation, dabbling in all sorts of dancehall vibrations but at all times retaining that dubby edge’