Part of The London International Ska Festival
Day 1 - Thursday 24th March 2016 - 6pm-10.30pm
THIS IS SKA starring
STRANGER COLE meets Intensified
FREDDIE NOTES - master of ceremony
+ Hollie Cook
+ Maroon Town
+ Mr.T-Bone & The Uppertones (from Italy)
+ King Zepha
+ The Great Wassie One
at The Garage London, Highbury Cnr, London N5
- opp. Highbury & Islington tube
£25adv +booking fee
(includes free entry to clubnight with world famous DJ!)
Free entry to ska fest 2016 wristband holders
We are delighted to announce Stranger Cole has been added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2016. Stranger Cole is a true pioneer of Jamaican music and was there for the birth of ska, and also rocksteady and reggae.
From 1962 he worked with the islands biggest producers, instantly finding success with singles such as Rough and Tough and When You Call My Name (a duet with Patsy Todd) for producer Duke Reid. Further success followed with singles for Studio One's Clement Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, Bunny Lee, and Lee Perry, including truly the phenomenal duets with Ken Boothe (Worlds Fair and Artibella), Gladstone Anderson (Just Like A River, Love Me Today and Love Me This Evening) and solo cuts Run Joe and Banarang.
Now in his 70th year Stranger Cole continues to perform the world over and we are truly honoured to have him headlining day 1 of The London Intl Ska Festival 2016. He'll be backed by one of the finest trad.ska bands the UK has produced - Intensified!
The bill is bolstered by another JA legend and ska festival favourite Mr Freddie Notes. One of the greatest entertainers to come out of Jamaica. Famed for his global hit Montego Bay and world class dancing, Mr. Notes has worked with many many greats... Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Little Richard, The Stones, Muhammed Ali, Ben E King to name a few!
Support for the evening comes from one of the UK's finest talents Hollie Cook, Mr T Bone & The Uppertones from Italy, London's purveyours of ska/funk/rap Maroon Town, rhythm and blues killers King Zepha, DJ Wassie One plus more tba!
Free entry to a club night hosted by the worlds most famous reggae DJ - World exclusive!
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The London International Ska Festival
Do 24 maart 2016