Gaffa Blue was raised in Battersea, South West London in the mid-60s, born to Jamaican parents he was raised in a household with a vibrant cultural mixture of reggae and ska music. Gaffa Blues earliest memories are of his Mother and Father hosting dance parties on weekends, this is where Gaffa Blues adoration for reggae music was first born.
He remembers the first ever record he bought from Slip Disc record shop, called Ballistic Affair by Leroy Smart. He couldn’t have known at this point, that this first record purchase would be the start of a lifetime love affair and career within the reggae music industry. In addition to Gaffa Blues Dub Vendor career and GB Distribution Company, he has been a DJ/Selector for Killer Watt Sound and First Class Sound. Most notably, in August 1990 Gaffa Blue joined and became the resident selector of Nasty Love sound system, the then number 1dancehall sound system in London. He would stay with Nasty Love for 8 years.
Gaffa Blue has been interviewed on Capital Radio, and has had countless mentions and write ups in magazines and newspaper articles, most famously NME. Gaffa Blue has also been interviewed for and featured in a BBC documentary marking the 50th Anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival, which was televised in August 2015. Gaffa Blue continues to actively DJ and select for Nasty Rockers, he has DJ’d in France, Spain, Germany and Portugal to name a few.
GB has maintained his love of vinyl records; he currently has over 20, 000 vinyl records. GB continues to distribute, press, promote and market for various reggae artist and musicians. Streamed from Kingsland Records, 492 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE. Open Everyday from 11am onwards till late.