Sat 11/25 @ 8PM
The light will shine again at the House of Blues when Cleveland rock/reggae band First Light plays a reunion show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking CD Meltdown.
First Light was formed in the spring of 1984 by a contingent of members from popular local reggae band I-Tal, the first Cleveland reggae band to bring the music to Cleveland’s rock audience. First Light became even more popular, with long lines outside the clubs they played, as local and regional audiences lapped up their appealing blend of rock, reggae and R&B. Meltdown, the band’s first full-length release, was, as far as anyone can tell, the first release of CD by Cleveland band. It also held the sales record for an independently released local CD until Mushroomhead came along.
The band broke up in 1998, as the members’ lives diverged. Carlos Jones went on to lead the P.L.U.S. Band (actually formed as a side project while he was still in First Light), which still shatters attendance records at events like Edgewater Live and Wade Oval Wednesdays. Most of the other members currently play in another local reggae group, Outlaws I & I.
The reunion show gives old fans a chance to re-live their younger days, and younger fans of the P.L.U.S. Band and Outlaws I & I the chance to share in the experience of their roots.
Tickets are $222.50-$50.