Earl Gateshead

Earl Gateshead began DJing in 1979 when he played Reggae records between punk bands in Brixton. 


Today Earl tours the world, always playing original, first press, vinyl, which he maintains has the best sound. He spreads the original positive message of love, from Jamaica’s golden era of Reggae music. Earl has a unique voice on the microphone, his 'Yeah Yeah" Catchphrase has spread right through Reggae music.

Earl's career began in the late 70s, when he built his own Sound System, one of the first built by a European, and installed it at the world famous Dive Bar, in Soho, London, where he established a respected reputation throughout the U.K. Earl had a 23 year residency at The Dive Bar, sadly brought to an end in 2002 when the venue was closed, after the lease ran out. Throughout the later part of his Dive Bar years Earl became the Saturday night resident at clubs such as the internationally acclaimed Blue Note and later Fabric, where he became their resident Roots Reggae specialist.

In 2000 Earl began to organise and perform at a series of events called “Reggae Nights” at seminal London club "Plastic People." This legendary series of concerts received world wide attention, with performances from international legends such as; Alton Ellis, Dennis Alcapone, Sugar Minott, Cutty Ranks, Adrian Sherwood and Saxon Sound System.