SINCE their formation in early 2006, Gentleman’s Dub Club (GDC) have made a name for themselves as one of the most respected names in dub/reggae music.

GDC have been on tour for over a decade, are festival favourites across the UK and Europe, and have found themselves regularly playing to crowds of 10,000 or more.

The Gents play a sold out show tonight at The 1865 as part of their February headline UK tour.

Vocalist Jonathan Scratchley told the Daily Echo: “We will be doing a new set, with a few new tunes, to add to the raucous high-tempo love affair we have built our community on!

“Every show we play has this enlightening energy to it, so above all we just feel blessed to be able to share the journey with so many.”

Speaking about their recent tour with reggae legends, he added: “Performing in front of an audience who fell in love with this music 20 years before we did gave us a sense of our place in this world. It has helped us look at our own music in relation to what they have achieved and how we can communicate our own sound. They know how to tour!”

Over 100,000 people came to see their set opening the mainstage at Boomtown at Matterley Bowl near Winchester in 2015. Other fine festival performances have included Glastonbury, Bestival, Rototom, NASS and Latitude.

With seven studio albums and numerous singles and remixes under their belts, GDC never stop working. Their latest single 100% features the legendary Bitty McLean. Recorded at the Crosstown Studios in London, the B-side is their cover of the timeless classic Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft.

Gentlemen’s Dub Club’s unique take on dub music, and their prolific output, has solidified their position as stalwarts of the UK dub/ska/reggae music scene, and has seen them consistently championed by David Rodigan and his contemporaries at BBC Radio 1.

They have supported legends like Madness, The Wailers, and Jerry Dammers (The Specials) and have worked with the likes of Brad Ellis (Nextmen), Fat Freddy’s Drop, Prince Fatty, Hollie Cook, Lady Chann, Horseman, Joe Dukie, Shapeshifter, and Mungos Hifi.

The 1865 have just announced an exciting David Bowie supergroup show next month.

See below for all the details on how to be there.