With autumn creeping in and colder nights ahead, one of the hottest reggae bands on the circuit is taking Enfield by storm on Saturday, October 12, when Mystic Crew visit the Black Barn at Forty Hall.

The six-piece semi-professional band have performed alongside a galaxy of international reggae artists including Burning Spear, Desmond Decker and Maxi Priest.

With a repertoire ranging from classic reggae, ska, lovers rock, roots and dub, the set will include a special tribute to Bob Marley.

Robbie Bryan, Mystic Crew’s frontman, formed the Northampton-based band with his brother Andrew in 1988 and, although there have been a number of personnel changes, they are still going strong after 31 years.

Robbie said: “Without wanting to sound conceited, we have a legendary fanbase. Generations of artists have worked with us. Desmond Decker is almost like a favourite uncle. We probably play 48 weeks out of 52 weeks every year – everything from festivals to weddings. We’ve toured all over the country and throughout much of Europe. From year one to now, we’ve been in huge demand.”

Although Robbie writes his own songs, Saturday’s gig will feature a mixture of originals and covers with a section of the evening set aside to pay tribute to the late, great Bob Marley.

Robbie said: “Marley actually came to Northampton in 1973 when I was 12. I was too young to go, my dad wouldn’t let me. Playing his material is the next best thing. We’ll also give you the likes of Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs and Toots and the Maytals.”

Reggae runs deep in DNA of all the Mystic Crew band members. Robbie’s father was a sound system owner in Jamaica and became a promoter when he came to the UK.

“We mix and blend on the night. We give the fans what they want to hear plus a flavour of our own material,” said Robbie, who also has a successful solo career under the name of Robbie Valentine. “We love to party on stage and are massively looking forward to it. We’ve heard so much about the Black Barn.”

Tickets are £10 and can be bought in advance from www.livestockuk.com or on the night. Doors open at 7pm.