Dry & Heavy are a reggae act from Japan. The band originally formed in 1991, around core members drummer Shigemoto Nanao and bassist Takeshi Akimoto, with a floating cast on other instruments. The line-up which first recorded came together in 1995 with Naoki Uchida on dub controls, Mitsuhiro Toike on keyboards, Kei Horiguchi on guitar, and the vocal duo of Likkle Mai and Ao Inoue. They are influenced primarily by dub music of the roots era. The band currently features members of Audio Active. Likkle Mai (Jamaican for "little Mai") recently left the group to pursue a solo career.