Upcoming Events

GONDWANA (Chile) MAKES ISLAND DEBUT IN VICTORIA
The Upstairs Cabaret
Sat. November 11th 7pm - 10pm doors at 6:30pm
$16.50 - 22 advance Ticket Info
Saturday, November 11th Victoria BC Ska Society is excited to bring one of South America's most revered reggae bands - GONDWANA to Upstairs Cabaret.

Formed in 1987, the band maintains an acclaimed trajectory which includes multiplatinum albums and numerous presentations in the most successful and well- known festivals across America (as an example of their massive impact across the continent, the band has performed at Cali Roots Reggae Festival, and Reggae on the River in California, Rock al Parque in Bogotá, Vive Latino in Mexico, Pepsi Music in Buenos Aires, Cosquin Rock in Cordoba, Quito Fest in Ecuador and various appearances in the prestigious Festival de Vina del Mar in Chile).

They'll be joined by Victoria's favourite reggae/dub rockers - Blackwood Kings. Blackwood Kings have grown to become a fixture in the Island's ska and reggae scene and will be representing Canada in this first time Chilean to Canadian connection on the Island.

COLLIE BUDDZ RETURNS TO VICTORIA with JESSE ROYAL!
COLLIE BUDDZ, JESSE ROYAL
Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar)
Thu. December 14th 9pm doors at 8pm
$25 - $27.50 Ticket Info
It's been six years since Bermudan reggae sensation graced the Island with his signature brand of reggae, dancehall and hip hop. COLLIE BUDDZ exploded on the reggae charts with his first self-titled album Collie Buddz that included hits such as "Blind to You" and "Mamacita." Since that time he has collaborated with most of the who's who of the reggae scene worldwide both in the recording studio and through his live shows.

This past May of 2017 Collie Buddz released his most recent album Good Life which he says was his first fully independently released album where he was "100% hands on." The album was produced in collaboration with his good friend "Supa Dups" who was responsible for some of his former hits on Collie Buddz as well as recent hits involving Drake and Rihanna ((Drake "Controlla",Drake ft. Rihanna"Too Good)

Good Life" as an album is a reflection of Collie Buddz's life the last 10 years. Ultimately it is about perspective, perseverance and working towards a solution.

Colin Harper aka Collie Buddz says, "I have been blessed with the best fans in the world who have supported me for years and patiently waiting for new music. I'm really excited to unveil this project to them and am already working on the next one. "

And if this show wasn't already exciting having Collie Buddz to begin with, one of Jamaica's most exciting roots revival artist JESSE ROYAL will be the guest of honour for the evening.

Having made a name for himself from America to Africa, Jesse Royal is fulfilling what was made known from a young age. His lyrics are being used as reference by the most recent wave of conscious youths, inspiring those to connect to their African roots and also to do well onto one another. Meanwhile showing appreciation for The Plant through addicting melodies about ganja, attracting a wider audience who can’t help but relate. Jesse’s songs range from spirituality to love and with every song he sings he’s always able to make a special connection with his audience local and abroad.