Tickets on sale now in Victoria @ Lyle's Place, Ditch Records & The Reef & in Vancouver at Zulu Records, Highlife Records, Scratch & Redcat Records. Nanaimo: Fascinating Rhythms & Duncan @ Area 51 Also on TICKETWEB.CA!
Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to present you The Slackers and Chris Murray on our special edition Friday ticketed show at Ship Point (Inner Harbour). Joining them will be Seattle stewards of ska - The Georgetown Orbits. For years the Georgetown Orbits have graced Victoria Ska Festival audiences with their presence while they stood in line waiting to get into various festival shows. They also would play off stage in between breaks and busk around town during the festival spreading the good news! The Slackers have been one of Victoria's favourite ska bands since the spring of 2000 when they first came to The Limit (*an old great live venue in Victoria) and Chris Murray has also been a huge part of the scene since 2000 and before. Both the Slackers and Chris Murray have played on the Victoria Ska Festival back in 2000, and 2003 respectively. Chris Murray played in 2000 at Market Square and then again in 2003 at the Victoria Curling Club. The Slackers played in 2003 at the Victoria Curling Club headlining the festival. This show is one of the most anticipated shows for Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival and the Slackers were the first to confirm! Let's make this one the first to sellout!
Following this show Vic Ruggiero from the Slackers will be playing his solo material at Lucky Bar (517 Yates Street - just blocks away from Ship Point) alongside Chris Murray in a special acoustic set. There will be a very small amount of advance tickets sold for this show. Please note you must be 19yrs+ with approved ID (2 pieces) to get into Lucky Bar.
See you there!
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Reigning from Brooklyn NY, The Slackers have been playing their trademark brand ska and rocksteady music since the early ’90s. With a vast collection of albums, The Slackers show no sign of slowing down. They have played over 2000 concerts in 32 different countries.
Bandleader Vic Ruggiero calls The Slackers’ sound “jamaican rock n’ roll... more info
Chris Murray (Ska/Reggae/Folk)
Chris Murray is a unique force on today's music scene. Born in Toronto, he earned a strong reputation as a dynamic performer and gifted songwriter as leader of influential Canadian ska group King Apparatus. Upon the band's breakup, he relocated to Los Angeles, emerging as a solo artist with The 4-Track Adventures Of Venice Shoreline Chris, recorded... more info
Georgetown Orbits (Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady)
The Story of The Orbits
The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.
The grou... more info