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The Erin Bardwell Collective currently putting a new set together for 2019. They will be recording TOO MUCH PRESSURE by The Selecter for Specialized 8.

The Erin Bardwell Collective have some gigs planned for 2019 - CLICK HERE


Also going on....... 

SUBJECT A - studio production duo - and occasional gigs - with their 2nd album out for 2019 - 'Writers Eyes' (on CD, live stream & download) - PATCD023 - and later this year will be contributing an interpretation of The Specials' Stereotypes for the SPECIALIZED 8 compilation 

Studio production duo SUBJECT A (who are one time Skanxters bass player Dean Sartain & Erin Bardwell). Dean was also involved in Pop-A-Top and The EB Collective back during it's inception in 2003/2004/2005. New album WRITERS EYES (PATCD023) - is out now - which has special guest guitarist NEOL DAVIES (The Selecter), and several vocal contributions from Sonya Beale, Richie Vincent, Heather O'Neill, and Katie Cormier. Along with studio session players Matty Bane (drums) & Larry Larkin (guitars). Other guests include Rowena Cameron (flute & sax), Harki Popli (Tablas), and Rachael Birkin (Viola & Violin).





Click here for a musical listen to LATEST "OUR TIME" SAMPLER SOUND BITE / MEDLEY



Our 2nd Edition T-Shirts are here!! In Navy Blue & Khaki - in sizes S, M, L & XL. On sale at gigs for 10. Or UK mail order for 13.50 through PAY PAL to erinbardwell@hotmail.com  

Also email erinbardwell@hotmail.com if you want to order by cheque/Postal Order . Or if in Europe 15 GBP. And 17 Rest Of World - Thanks!

To be added to our mailing list or to contact the band send an email to erinbardwell@hotmail.com 


The Erin Bardwell Collective

Erin Bardwell Collective LIVE DATES 2019 - 2020

'Great Western Reggae Soundclash'

Erin Bardwell Collective are a live reggae / rocksteady band on Pop-A-Top Records. An organ driven early boss reggae style with male & female vocals. They play their own tunes with that late 60s/early 70s Trojan/Studio One sound. One of the very few bands in the UK at the moment focusing on this period. Established 2003 (studio) & 2004 (live). Currently a 5 to 6 piece line up with guests. They have backed PAT POWELL from Australia (Melbourne Ska Orchestra), and reggae legend DENNIS BOVELL. The band have supported / shared stages with DJ Derek, Susan Cadogan, The bEAT, Roy Ellis from Symarip, Roddy Radiation, Lee Thompson, Macka B, Neville Staple, Dreadzone, Mark Foggo, Pama International, Chris Murray, Keith & Tex, Rudy Mills, & The Steady 45s. And have gigged in the UK, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Between 2008 - 2010 Neol Davies from The Selecter made some special live guest appearances with the band and he is featured on latest album Great Western Reggae Soundclash

See 'Events/Gigs' page for latest gig details. 

Have a listen here - visit our Bandcamp site


  • Sat 21st Sept - Swindon Steam Railway
  • Sat 26th Oct - Swindon Rolleston 
  • 2020 - May Reading Facebar (Specialized)
  • 2020 - July Swindon Shuffle (venue & date to be confirmed) 
  • See 'Events/Gigs' page for more details on the above
  • Have a listen here - visit our Bandcamp site





SOLD OUT from us - CD now only available through Amazon

As heard on BBC 6 Music Steve Lamacq


2014 Album - 

Available on Amazon & our Bandcamp page



RED HOUSE RECORDS (VINYL), inside Holmes Music, Faringdon Rd.

and Bristol Shops Rise (in Clifton) and Pay Back in St Nicholas Market.

and MAIL ORDER - For LP send 14 (UK), 16 (Europe), 18 (Rest Of World)

For CD send 7 (UK), 8 (Europe), 9 (Rest Of World)


2012 Vinyl LP

'Bringing The Hope' (PAT014) - 10 tracks. As heard on BBC 6 Music Steve Lamacq. 

To order send GBP payments through PAY PAL to erinbardwell@hotmail.com 

For LP send 14 (UK), 16 (Europe), 18 (Rest Of World)

Bringing The Hope CD Sold Out

On Download from Bandcamp site

Erin Bardwell Collective played a live radio session on the Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music show on 22nd April 2008. Three tunes were performed - Slaving For Bread, Spray It & Burn It, and Guns, Bombs & Madness, and an interview with Erin took place. Slaving For Bread and Guns, Bombs & Madness were repeated on Tom Robinsons 'Introducing' show in June 2008. Studio recordings of all three tracks can be found within the back catalogue. 

Airplay on BBC 6 Music started for the band back in 2006 when Phill Jupitus played the Copenhagen track from their Volume 2 CD on his breakfast show. More airplay followed in 2008 on 6 Music with Tom Robinson playing the Fry Up single and Gideon Coe playing the Evaporator track from their Volume 3 album. Steve Lamacq then picked up on the band in 2011 by playing the Moody Man single on Radio 6 & his Radio 2 show. In 2012 he continued his support for the group by playing selected tracks from the Bringing The Hope album (the tunes Time On Our Side & The Doctor Said)

The GREAT WESTERN REGGAE SOUNDCLASH album has gained airplay on BBC 6 Music (Jan 2018), and other radio stations in VENEZUELA, and other shows such as Dublin Near FM Ska Patrol Show and Swindon 105.5 fm (DJ ANDY V Random Reggae Show) plus Wolfman Radio. And many others...........   



Is This Love (Somehow) (from 'Bringing The Hope' album 2012) Thinking Of You (from Volume 1 CD 2003)
Preview Sampler Of Clips (from 'Bringing The Hope' album 2012) Yes I (from Man Cool Rides Again EP 2005)
Stole Your Mind (from current live set/Volume 2 CD 2006) Raggamuffin Queen (from Volume 1 CD 2003)
Criminal (from Kingston Experience CD/current live set 2005) Spray It And Burn It (from Volume 1 CD 2003)
Diamond Rings (from Volume 1 CD - 1st Sandra Bell vocal 2003) Old Town Top Skankin' (from Volume 2 CD 2006)
Scoop (from Man Cool Rides Again EP 2005) Happiness (from Volume 1 CD 2003)
One Day At A Time (from Volume 1 CD 2003)  Good Lovin' (from Pop-A-Top Allstars 7" vinyl 2005)

A few Erin Bardwell Collective albums now on i-Tunes, and some on Amazon! AMAZON SHOP 

And some special deals on ebay 

Visit our 'Mail Order' page for CD & Vinyl prices!

Visit our 'RELEASES' page for all info on track listings.  

For more band history CLICK HERE

 See 'Events/Gigs' page for more details

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