Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records

It's a joyous celebration of Britain's first multicultural pop movement. ” Kylie Northover, The Age

TPH X Tallboy & Moose proudly present Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, a superb visual and musical account of the iconic reggae label and the subculture it created. Presented with a DJ set from PBS legend Systa BB and local craft beer from Tallboy & Moose!

It’s a film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records. Combining archive footage, interview and drama, Rudeboy tells the story of the label by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance floors of late 60s and early 70s Britain, as immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture. A cast of legendary artists including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more bring the sounds, stars and stories to life.

This film forms of a ‘Reggae on Film Festival’ playing with Rebel Dread the story of Don Letts (Australian Premier) – details on website.


Sign up to the Thornbury Picture House newsletter