Oxford, United Kingdom
"A true unsung hero" David Rodigan
Irish born, South London raised and latterly an Oxford instution. Count Skylarkin mixes reggae with soul, ska, dancehall, dubstep, jump blues, jungle and anything else he likes the sound of, to devastating effect. The Count’s passion for classic Jamaican sounds has led to him tour DJing for The Wailers and sharing stages with The Specials, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Alton Ellis, Max Romeo, Dawn Penn, Mad Professor, Andrew Weatherall, Don Letts, Jerry Dammers, Trojan Soundsystem, Benga, DJ Yoda, Alex Paterson (The Orb), Mr Hudson, Massive Attack’s Daddy G and Horace Andy among many others.
A veteran of the UK festival scene, The Count has rocked every blade of grass at The Big Chill, Latitude, Reading, Truck, Glastonbury, Shambala, The Secret Garden Party, Out To Graze, Notting Hill Carnival, Outlook Festival (Croatia) and countless others. In 2005 he co-founded and built the infamous Disco Shed.