A MUSICAL fusion of global music, reggae and punk influences is heading to The Forum, Barrow, next year.

Jah Wobble will be joined by his band, Invaders of the Heart, on stage on February 11.

Born John Wardle, the nickname Jah Wobble was given to him by Sid Vicious following an evening of drunken antics.

Sid Vicious then went on to give Jah his first ever bass guitar.

As a bassist, Jah Wobble is well known as one of the founding members and ultimately the back bone of the legendary Public Image Limited (PiL) during the early years. Whilst working with John Lyndon, Keith Levene and Jim Walker, Jah’s notoriously powerful low end bass created PiL’s debut album Public Image: First Issue, which included the band’s first Top 10 single as well as their prestigious second album Metal Box, which included the post-punk classic Death Disco.

Since departing with PiL, Jah Wobble is now a prevalent solo artist with his band, Invaders of the Heart and was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize for his debut album, Rising Above Bedlam.

Jah Wobble has worked with the likes of Primal Scream, Dolores O’Riordan, Sinead O’Connor, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Bill Laswell, Holger Czukay and many more.

For tickets, visit: www.theforumbarrow.co.uk