Inner Circle completes lineup Curaçao North Sea Jazz 2019

Press Release Curcacao North Sea Jazz Festival

We are proud to announce Inner Circle for Friday 30 August on the Sir Duke stage. The band completes the line-up of the ninth edition of the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. Previously announced acts include Black Eyed Peas, Earth Wind & Fire, Juan Luis Guerra, Mariah Carey, Maroon 5 and Pitbull. The complete program and schedules are now be available at the website.


Jamaican reggae band Inner Circle was formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1968. After the death of lead vocalist Jason Miller in a car crash, the band split up, but reformed in 1986. The following year saw the release of their album One Way, which included what would become one of their biggest hits: Bad Boys was re-recorded for 1989’s album Identified and became the theme song to TV series Cops, as well as being used in the 1995 film Bad Boys, starring Will Smith. But their biggest hit single to date is Sweat (A La La La La Long) from 1992, which topped the charts in ten countries and sold over a million copies in Europe alone. The band is an avid promotor of traditional reggae music and has collaborated with a range of big reggae names including Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Junior Reid, David Hinds of Steel Pulse, and Ali Campbell of UB40.


Inner Circle


Jamaican reggae band Inner Circle was formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1968. Also known as The Inner Circle Band and The Bad Boys of Reggae, the group was founded by brothers Ian and Roger Lewis and started out backing The Chosen Few. After three members left the band to form Third World, they recorded with Funky Brown and recruited Jason Miller as a lead vocalist. After his death in a car crash, the band split up, but reformed in 1986. The following year saw the release of their album One Way, which included what would become one of their biggest hits: Bad Boys was re-recorded for 1989’s album Identified and became the theme song to TV series Cops, as well as being used in the 1995 film Bad Boys, starring Will Smith. But their biggest hit single to date is Sweat (A La La La La Long) from 1992, which topped the charts in ten countries and sold over a million copies in Europe alone. These days Inner Circle, still with the Lewis brothers at its heart, has its own studio and production company. The band is an avid promotor of traditional reggae music and has collaborated with a range of big reggae names including Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Junior Reid, David Hinds of Steel Pulse, and Ali Campbell of UB40.


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