Leroy Sibbles started his career as lead singer in the Heptones making his first recordings at legendary studio and label Studio One in the mid 60’s. He soon began to play the bass and also filling a number of roles in the studio conducting auditions, writing songs and making musical arrangements.
He is responsible for some of the most memorable bass lines in the history of reggae music that are still versioned to this day, and one of the latest examples is Curtis Lynch’s relick of the Full Up riddim, probably best known for the Mighty Diamonds’ tune Pass the Kouchie.
I had the opportunity to interview Leroy after the Heptones’ performance at Uppsala Reggae Festival. In the interview he also reveals his favorite contemporary artist and his all-time favorite album. Check the interview at United Reggae.