There is no music style more versatile and adaptable than reggae. In the recent past Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side of The Moon' album has been re-worked reggae style to such good effect that you could be forgiven for thinking it was written to be recorded and performed in that genre.

Also, there has been the release of the Trojan Records Beatles box set which saw the music of the Fab Four set to reggae rhythms that more than did justice to the wonderful compositions at its disposal and a similar project, Is It Rolling Bob', bravely re-interpreted many of Dylan's finest songs in a reggae style and once again it was something of a revelation.

Now, as a tribute to The King', Elvis, in what would have been his 70th year, we have got the very first collect of Elvis covers reggae style! All Shook Up A Reggae Tribute To The King'(Trojan) is a joyous collection of twenty-three of Elvis' best-loved hits performed by a host of Jamaican singers and musicians, many of whose names will only be familiar to those who really know their reggae. Nevertheless, whether you know the artists or not, you'll be hard pushed not to enjoy what they have done to these instantly recognisable songs. Some of these covers date back more than thirty years but still sound incredibly fresh, that is the beauty of reggae, it holds its appeal so well over a long time period. Each singer somehow manages to make these well-worn classics their own, while staying faithful to the spirit of the original. Worthy of particular note are the excellent renditions of It's Now Or Never', Suspicious Minds', For The Good Times', All Shook Up' and One Night'. It's a given that reggae fans will love this album and big-time Elvis fans can't fail to be impressed either.

When Nigel Clarke, the song-writing mastermind and driving force behind nineties chart mainstays Dodgy parted company with the band in 1998, it was at the very height of their success. The group's achievements had included a triumphant performance on the main stage at Glastonbury, five top twenty hits including Staying Out For the Summer', In A Room', If You're Thinking Of Me' and, in its week of release, Good Enough'(which reached number four on the charts) from the platinum selling Free peace Sweet' album received the most radio plays in one week ever, cementing their place as one of the most influential and popular bands of the day.

Clarke had become disillusioned with the music industry machine' and having quit the band, he moved from London back to Worcestershire, retreating from the limelight to concentrate instead on launching his own recording studio in his home town of Redditch. Whilst producing and working alongside a number of up and coming local acts, Clarke continued writing, recording and honing his own brand of pop, determined to release an album on his own label(Hijack Records) and on his own terms. Following this self-imposed hiatus, and with his sef-produced debut solo album scheduled for release early in 2006, Clarke is now ready to re-enter the industry and show he is still am unrivalled tunesmith capable of creating beautifully sculpted radio friendly melodies and songs brimming with his trademark hooks, harmonies and handclaps.

As a taster from his forthcoming album, the song 21st Century Man' is available now as an exclusive download only' through The track has an infectious melody and deliciously sweet harmonies and confirms how good it is to have a talent like Clarke back in our midst.