September

October

The Big Fat Ska Night - Bristol

Bigtopp Presents: The Big Fat Ska Night - Bristol Friday 13th October at Mr. Wolf\'s Bristol Featuring: Captain Accident & The Disasters: A reggae/ska/soul artist who creates a unique blend of soulful lovers rock, roots reggae, ska, dub and rocksteady at his home studio in Cardiff. This sound is then brought to life on stage with the help of a collective of musicians known as The Disasters although in reality, they are far from disasters! The energetic live show is guaranteed to get people up and dancing. With soulful vocals, soaring twin guitars and a truly infectious groove, theres no standing still when Captain Accident and his clumsy sidekicks hit the stage. Bigtopp: A 16-legged-horn-stomping-music-making-dance-shaking-ska-reggae-machine from the south coast of the UK. They have ignited the scene for a decade, racking up over 500 performances to date. Theres no better time or place to have a party and get your knees up than when Bigtopp is around. With a buzzing UK ska scene getting behind them, this young cohort is getting ready to take 2017 by storm. DJ Alfie on till late 3 / 4 OTD

Mr. Wolfs, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Big Fat Ska Night -...

Mr. Wolfs
Bristol

Friday

13 Oct

The Slackers (Two Days, Two Albums) At The Underworld Camden

The Underworld Camden proudly presents: The Slackers plus support. Wed 18th Oct - performing REDLIGHT in it\'s entirety with support from: Popes Of Chillitown Thur 19th Oct - performing PECULIAR in it\'s entirety with support from: New Town Kings Prices: One Day 20.00 adv // Two Days: 35.00 adv. Doors: 7pm - 11pm // www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk About: Its 2017 and The Slackers are back bringing their mix of Ska, Reggae, Soul, and Rock N Roll to 90 different cities this year. In a few select cities, the Slackers are playing 2 nights in a row and they are playing a different album each night. The first night is their album, \'Red Light\', from 1997. It was their first release on Hellcat records and the first album they did national and international touring behind. It features three of our most popular tunes, \'Married Girl\', Watch This\', and \'Rude and Reckless.\' Its a dark, moody album that established the Slackers signature niche of "Jamaican Rock n Roll." A special 20th anniversary 180 gram vinyl edition of Red Light is being reissued this year on Pirates\' Press. The second album, Peculiar is from 2005, its the slackers most political album. It features the liberation anthems, \'International War Criminal\', \'Keep It Simple\', and a cover of \'I Shall Be Released.\' It also contains one of the Slackers better known ballads, the soulful, \'What Went Wrong.\' With the current political climate the band feels that its time to play these songs again. The Slackers will be playing 2 nights at the Underworld in London. October 18th will be Red Light, October 19th will be Peculiar.

The Underworld, London, United Kingdom

The Slackers (two Days,...

The Underworld
London

Wednesday

18 Oct

The Big Fat Ska Night - London

Bigtopp Presents: The Big Fat Ska Night - London Saturday 21st October at the Fox and Firkin Featuring: New Town Kings: Ska-reggae collective New Town Kings are an Essex-based band of upstarts who emphatically blend old-school Jamaican rhythms with a fresh dose of UK- inspired ska. "Nice work from the New Town Kings...the best of Brit reggae - David Rodigan MBE, BBC Radio 1Xtra Bigtopp: A 16-legged-horn-stomping-music-making-dance-shaking-ska-reggae-machine from the south coast of the UK. They have ignited the scene for a decade, racking up over 500 performances to date. Theres no better time or place to have a party and get your knees up than when Bigtopp is around. With a buzzing UK ska scene getting behind them, this young cohort is getting ready to take 2017 by storm. High Tide: High Tide have gained momentum and a following across Kent and beyond, writing original folk-pop numbers and creating blistering unique covers. They perform genuinely exciting and intimate gigs, and have a unique and highly approachable rapport with their audiences. Free before 9pm, 5 after Twitter: @FoxFirkin Instagram: @foxandfirkin 316 Lewisham High St, SE13 6JZ www.foxfirkin.com

Fox And Firkin, London, United Kingdom

The Big Fat Ska Night -...

Fox And Firkin
London

Saturday

21 Oct

Kingston Rudieska

Seoul may not be first city you think of when you say "ska!", but there is a fanatical ska and reggae movement there, and Koreas ska pioneers Kingston Rudieska / are at the front of the scene. They combine ska and jazz with a Korean twist - their great heroes are The Skatalites, and the band mix foot-stomping bluebeat instrumentals - fronted by four horns - with warm, soulful vocal numbers. They call their creation "FeastSka!" and they are thrilled to be bringing it to London for the very first time.

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Kingston Rudie

The Borderline
London

Monday

23 Oct

Kingston Rudieska Live At The Borderline

Serious LTD. presents: Kingston Rudieska / The Borderline 23.11.2017 Seoul may not be first city you think of when you say ska!, but theres a fanatical ska and reggae movement there, and Koreas ska pioneers Kingston Rudieska are at the front of the scene. They combine ska and jazz with a Korean twist their great heroes are The Skatalites, and the band mix foot-stomping bluebeat instrumentals fronted by four horns with warm, soulful vocal numbers. They call their creation FeastSka! and theyre thrilled to be bringing it to London for the very first time. The Borderline Orange Yard, Manette St, Soho London, W1D 4JB Doors 7.00pm

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Kingston Rudieska Live ...

The Borderline
London

Monday

23 Oct

New Cross Inn And TTW Presents Captain Hotknives + More

captain hotknives- DON\'T SKANK YA NANA! Matilda\'s Scoundrels- "Angry pissed off folk-punk that will have you shaking your fist as well as tapping your feet." London Celtic Punks "I cannot find a single fault with Beasts In Disguise. From beginning to end I simply loved it." London Celtic Punks "All you want to do when you hear it is throw yourself around in a sweaty gig venue." Shot In The Foot Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls- Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls throw Old Time Roots music, Ska and Punk into a backwoods still to make musical moonshine! Fronted by Jo Carley and backed by her song writing partner and husband Tim Carley, they are joined by an assortment of double bass players and other weirdos they meet on the road. Sometimes nicknamed the \'Carley Twins\' because of their long dread locks and shared obsessions with creepy music and dark imagery, this pair have created a sound of their own!

New Cross Inn, London, United Kingdom

New Cross Inn And Ttw P...

New Cross Inn
London

Friday

27 Oct

November

The Toasters Live At Borderline

Really Live Music presents The Toasters live at Borderline! Tickets on sale now from TicketWeb UK and Alt Tickets

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

The Toasters Live At Bo...

The Borderline
London

Friday

10 Nov

Emperials At The Tunnels W/ The Love Reggae Band

"Bristol\'s Ska-Institution" The Emperials, are back at our favourite venue, hosting a top night of ska & reggae. "Much more than a tribute band" The Emperials set differs every show, with a perfectly crafted selection of skanking ska hits, awesome rareties, original ska and of course those favourite reggae singalongs. A night of glorious ska and some serious skanking you don\'t want to miss! Our Tunnels gig often sell out, and are always great nights, so we recommend getting yout tickets well in advance. Opening the night will be Bristol\'s own The Love Reggae Band, with some great reggae and lovers rock to get the night really started. A top night of reggae and ska, Bristol style, for all you lovely people! Come join us... The Emperials + The Love Reggae Band Sat 11th Nov - 7:30pm The Tunnels, Bristol 7.00 adv (more on door)

The Tunnels, Bristol, United Kingdom

Emperials At The Tunnel...

The Tunnels
Bristol

Saturday

11 Nov

Quadrophenia Club Night

Club night theme & tribute to the iconic movie! Live bands + Mod ska soul DJ feat THE ATLANTIC\'S (playing the hits from the film) + DJ DREW STANSALL (ex Specials/Prince Buster) Dress code - Handsome!  

Globe, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Quadrophenia Club Night...

Globe
Cardiff

Saturday

18 Nov

December

2 Rude Plus The Jam DRC At The Fleece, Bristol

Sat 16th Dec | 7pm | 14 adv | All Ages* 2 Rude www.facebook.com/2RUDE Every generation a band comes along that inspires the next one. A band that makes you forget about all that is wrong with world. 2 Rude are an authentic ska band from South Wales. The band, driven by a passion for music, were drawn together at the dawn of 2009 and have not looked back since. 2 Rude play the very best of the 2 Tone era, recreating the live sound of bands like The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Bad Manners and more. The band is made up of 7 first class musicians with a calibre that is second to none and a combined number of gigs literally in the thousands. In the short period of time that 2 Rude have been on the scene they have grown in stature. They have played a string of sell out shows, headlined a string of festivals and have left thousands of people and scores of audiences breathless and shouting for more. The band have collborated with Hip Hop legends Goldie Lookin Chain, Benji Webb from ragga-metal band Skindred, Punk hero Ed Tudor Pole, and The Specials very own Roddy Byers. Along with playing a string of support slots for 2 Tone stars The Selecter and Bad Manners. The live show has to be seen to be appreciated, the result of which being a band in a great demand with a whole string of bookings. 2 Rude are as authentic as a fist full of ska, and will not disappoint. The Jam DRC www.facebook.com/thejamdrcgigdates A mutual love for The Jam is the driving force behind The Jam DRC. Named after the 5CD boxset, which gathers together pretty much everything the Jam ever recorded, The Jam DRC are Jam fans playing Jam songs. The song list is extensive and gets in all the popular numbers plus some unexpected ones, capturing what The Jam were like at their height and in their live element. If you\'re getting into The Jam, then this live set gives a good impression of what they were really all about. Classic singles, B - Sides and album tracks like, Thick As Thieves, Little Boy Soldiers, Life From A Window, Billy Hunt, and the underrated, vitriolic Set The House Ablaze, all delivered with mastery. If you never saw The Jam live, then The Jam DRC go some way in showing how great they were. The Jam DRC are as close to the sound and power as you can get. The Fleece www.thefleece.co.uk TICKETS www.seetickets.com/tour/2-rude-jam-drc www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?/171216FLE2RUD1 *under 16s must be with an adult

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

2 Rude Plus The Jam Drc...

The Fleece
Bristol

Saturday

16 Dec

Neville Staple Band + Ed Solo & Darrison @ Cheese & Grain

South West events/festival production & promotions outfit GORILLA TACTICS make their Cheese & Grain debut on the Friday before Christmas (22nd Dec), with a festive knees-up for all ages. Live music comes courtesy of former The Specials singer NEVILLE STAPLE and his full band, followed by a huge DJ/MC combo (to be announced) taking you through to the early hours. Good times guaranteed.   Headlining the night is the Neville Staple Band, fronted by THE original rudeboy & former frontman of the iconic & defining ska band - The Specials. Expect to hear some of Neville's own material, some arrangements of his very favourite old school Ska numbers, as well as some classic hits in the mix!   Also on the bill are new school underground heroes 'Ed Solo & Darrison', celebrating the 10th anniversary of their legendary  'Random Acts of Kindness' album. Expect such feel-good hits as 'Love Your Life', 'We Play The Music', 'Life Gets Better', alongside a variety of music from both artists back catalogue to keep you moving.   Hosts & DJ support, Gorilla Tactics, are fresh off their summer festival tour, with stages/performances at Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Shindig Weekender and Balter, alongside their Bristol & Bath monthly collaborations & residencies. Expect a mix of funk, sleaze and party jams.  

Cheese & Grain, Bath, United Kingdom

Neville Staple Band + E...

Cheese & Grain
Bath

Friday

22 Dec

Bad Manners At The Fleece, Bristol

Tues 26th Dec | 7pm | 18 adv | All Ages* Bad Manners badmannersontour.com/blog Bad Manners, composed of vocalist Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), Louis Cook (guitar), David Farren (bass), Martin Stewart (keyboards), Brian Tuitti (drums), Gus Herman (trumpet), Chris Kane (saxophone), and Andrew Marson (saxophone), were one of the many bands to take their inspiration from the Specials and the ska revival movement in England in the late \'70s. They quickly became the novelty favourites of the fad through their bald, enormous-bodied frontman\'s silly on-stage antics, earning early exposure through 2-Tone Records package tours and an appearance in the live documentary Dance Craze. In the early \'80s, they managed several U.K. hits including "Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu," "Lip Up Fatty," "Special Brew," and "Can Can." By the mid-\'80s, the ska craze was over and the band retired temporarily after the release of 1985\'s Mental Notes, only to return in 1989 with Return of the Ugly, remaining a live attraction despite a lack of concurrent hits. By the mid-\'90s, a third wave ska revival renewed interest in the band. Eat the Beat was released in 1996 and Uneasy Listening followed in 1997, as well as several collections from the band\'s peak years. The Fleece www.thefleece.co.uk TICKETS www.seetickets.com/tour/bad-manners www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?/171226FLEBADM1 *Under 16s must be with an adult

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bad Manners At The Flee...

The Fleece
Bristol

Tuesday

26 Dec

March

Lisf2018: PamaIntl Perform Trojan Songbook W/ Ken Boothe +more!

Part of the London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary Pama Intl perform Trojan Records songbook with special guests Ken Boothe, The Original Aces & more! Saturday 31st March 2017 O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS. Ticket prices: 25 adv STBF (ticket includes free songbook) O2 Priority pre-sale: Wednesday 9th August @ 9am General on-sale: Friday 11th August @ 9am As part of The London Intl Ska Festivals 30th anniversary, and following their sell-out success of their Trojan Records club night & UK tour, Pama International will be returning with their truly unique Trojan Records songbook show. A show that features the greatest hits of the worlds most iconic reggae label reimagined by Pama International. The London leg of the tour will feature very special guests/legendary Trojan recording artists; Ken Boothe (famed for his No.1 hit Everything I Own, Crying Over You, Silver Words and so much more) and Desmond Dekkers original harmony singers The Aces (who sang on the global hits Israelites, 007 Shanty Town & It Mek). Whats more every customer attending the show will receive a Trojan songbook which features all the lyrics and history of each song. Since its launch in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records has continually led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican music to fans the world over. During its early days, the company was instrumental introducing reggae into the mainstream, enjoying no less than 36 major UK hits between 1969 and 1975 and in so doing introducing the likes of Ken Boothe, Bob & Marcia, John Holt, Jimmy Cliff, Dave & Ansel Collins, The Pioneers and Toots & The Maytals to a global audience. In 2006 Pama International became the first new band to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. After a 7 year hiatus they returned with a new line up and album - Love & Austerity, which is due out in July 2017 and already picking up global airplay and praise. premier rocksteady David Rodigan BBC1xtra as ever, their productions & taste are faultless Craig Charles BBC6music theyre right up there with the best soul & reggae bands in the UK Chris Hawkins BBC6music Today, as Trojan approaches its 50th anniversary, it continues its long-standing undertaking of presenting only the very best in vintage ska, rocksteady and reggae sounds. Come join us for a truly unique celebration of the worlds best-loved and most iconic Jamaican music company and all its fantastic musical legacy, presented to you by Pama International, at the worlds original and foremost ska festival. Pama International perform Trojan Records songbook UK tour October 2017 20 Bath The Bell 21 Southampton Talking Heads November 2017 03 Nottingham Maze 10 Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge 11 Bristol The Attic 24 Worthing Pier January 2018 26 Cambridge Junction February 2018 23 Reading Sub 89 24 Cardiff The Globe March 2016 31 London O2 Academy Islington More coming soon! _

O2 Academy Islington, London, United Kingdom

Lisf2018: Pamaintl Perf...

O2 Academy Islington
London

Saturday

31 Mar

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