Since the first appearance at London's Essential Music Festival (Time Out event of the year 1997) the Blood and Fire Sound System has played to around 150,000 people with shows in France, the UK, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, the USA and Canada.
The main objective of the sound is to bring something of the original Jamaican dancehall vibes of the 1970's and early 80's to a wider audience. The records and dubplates we play may be over 20 years old, but we keep the vibes up to date with the aid of some modern technology such as a sampler, MIDI keyboard and Space Echo to add excitement and dynamics to the mix.
Most people in Europe and North America have never seen or heard a Jamaican sound system featuring deejays and singers performing live over dubplates, but when they see this show they make the connection! At this summer's Peace And Love Concert in London the general consensus was that Trinity and Dillinger and the Blood and Fire Sound System got one of the best crowd responses of the day, out of an all-star bill including Luciano, Capleton, Big Youth, Cocoa Tea and Buju Banton.
To date the rollcall of artists who have toured extensively with the sound includes Ranking Joe, U Brown, Joseph Cotton, Trinity and Dillinger. The following deejays and singers have also made appearances: Dennis Alcapone, Danny Dread, Daniel Ray, Rod Taylor, Glen Brown and Don Mais a.k.a. Jah Bible.