LB27 was formed behind the iron curtain in 1985 when a few guys realized that Hungarians are hungry for the Caribbean which was missing from the musical scene then. Their debut album came out in 1991, showing a wide section of Jamaican music from ska through roots reggae to dancehall. This hesitation was due to the fact that LB27 was the only band in Hungary to play these genres.
Their first hit, “Rastafari” was a huge success in Hungary and the neighbouring countries to result in a massive of fans. Thanks to their devotion LB27 has its own summer reggae camp since 1992, which was developed into an international festival highlighted by Yellowman, Mykal Rose and Don Carlos among others.
In the history of the band the first major turning point was in 1995 when they went to their musical dreamland Jamaica. They have been reborn through their experiences about music and life there. Filled up with energy, in 1996 they recorded two albums. One of them was a Bob Marley recollection, another huge success in the region. In the same year they have played as a support for Chaka Demus & Pliers, Pato Banton, Mighty Diamonds, The Wailers, and Santana. The latter invited the band on stage to play “Exodus” together.
In 1998 the band reached the top: they recorded their fourth studio album, full of reggae hits, and were invited to the greatest European reggae festival, Rototom Sunsplash in Italy. There they were picked by Rae Barrett, manager of the Jamaican Sunsplash (the most prestigious reggae festival ever). So the next year started again in Jamaica but on stage this time, playing together with Wailers and Ninjaman among others.
The new Millennium brought hard studio work again resulted in a new album in 2001 and its dub version which was a new experience in the band’s life. The next few years rolled on by live acts both in Hungary and abroad. 2007 was a new stepping stone since the band made the first riddim album in Hungary ever to the song “Judge Day” which featured the younger generation of Hungarian reggae/ska singers and MCs plus Dr. Ring Ding from the international scene. In the same year they recorded a new album as well, titled “Babylon Circus”, which is considered the best by many fans of the band.
In 2010 they recorded the second riddim album on the “Color Dem” riddim which featured King Yellowman and the elite of the Hungarian reggae scene.