DON Letts is probably best known as the DJ that turned a whole generation of punks on to reggae.

DJing at the legendary punk haunt, The Roxy and working at Acme Attraction, a fashion outlet down the road from Malcolm McClaren’s Sex boutique, Don is credited with bringing the punk and reggae scenes together, eventually working extensively as videographer and director with The Clash on acclaimed films Westway To The World and The Punk Rock Movie and directing more than 300 music videos for an diverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley.

Don moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clash and George Clinton. Don also has a hugely popular BBC Radio 6Music show: Don Letts’ Culture Clash on Sundays, 10pm until midnight

Next Friday (June 14), the Rebel Dread himself brings his sounds to Barrow Underground Music Society, another cracking coup for the BUMS team. Support for the 2 Carlisle Street show will be Natural Selectas, the DJ and production duo Pat and Tom, who run a dubwise sound system and events in their hometown, Ulverston; Dom (Blood and Fire), who since 1987, has been a DJ in and around the north and on the scene internationally since 1992; and BUMS resident DJ Gripper, one of the finest DJs around.

BUMS manager Rob Dunphy says its such an honour to have a legend of Don’s status coming to their humble venue.

“We have all watched his films and religiously listen to his Radio 6 Music radio shows. The excitement is palpable from our members and we cannot wait to meet the man himself and deliver another event that will be a long lasting legacy for Barrow’s music scene.”

and DJ Gripper.

Natural Selectas are Cumbrian DJ and production duo Pat and Tom. They run a dubwise sound system and events in their hometown, Ulverston. Strictly vinyl specialists, they cut exclusive music and their own productions to wax, and spin the finest heavy weight dub, reggae, 140, jungle and more. They’ve previously played the same events as Iration Steppas, Zion Train, Vibronics, Charlie P, Horseman and Cheshire Cat, including festivals such as Eden Festival, Solfest and Beat-Herder!

Since 1987 Dom has been a DJ in and around the northern parts of the UK and on the scene internationally since 1992 playing quality music on radio, at festivals, in clubs, in parties and basements just about anywhere in the world.

Dom has toured as part of the blood and fire sound system with reggae stars such as Horace Andy, Dillinger , Trinity, U Brown , Ranking Joe, Joseph Cotton , Dennis Alcapone and Spikey Tee.

His live show has featured on Channel 4 TV and BBC Radio 1 John Peels Show.

His sets are varied and enjoyable for any music head, more back room than stadium DJ, but he can rock a crowd anytime and anywhere as he proved at the legendary Sonar 2006.

He has held residencies in Manchester at the infamous shack in The Electrik Chair, Band On The Wall , The Roadhouse and at Cargo London and held residencies In Cork, Limerick, Copenhagen & Sub Dub Leeds.

Early 90’s saw Dom living in Lancashire again after a spell in Sardinia and he was again playing parties in Cumbria and Lancashire.

He’s really excited to be invited to BUMS for a reunion with the original heads and a legendary pioneer and figurehead as Don Letts

Finally, BUMS resident DJ Gripper is regarded as one of the finest DJs around and for good reason. Having been spinning and collecting music relentlessly for more than 30 years, Gripper is as comfortable spinning seven hour sets of house, deep house and disco in the mix at BUMS as he is mixing up the jazz, dub, broken beat, electronica, left field and world exotica at his monthly residency at Amsterdam’s Kashmir Lounge.