There's no better way to spend your Saturday than to bring down the family to our free and friendly afternoon show. Featuring The Skinny from Montreal and Seattle's Georgetown Orbits, this is a perfect show for those who love ska to those who are just finding out about it.
- The Skinny are one of the many new bands to emerge from Montreal’s booming ska and reggae scene. They carry a sound that pleases both new and old fans of reggae alike. Their sound blends with classic soul and pop. If you’re a fan of other Montreal ska groups like The Fundamentals or Stepper, The Skinny are ready to deliver a musical prescription that will get you feeling fine and dancing all night long.
- The Georgetown Orbits have been a festival favourite for a number of years, and we’re excited to bring them back! They’ve been representing the Pacific Northwest for 10 years, playing and paying tribute to the original upbeat sounds of Jamaican ska. They’ve had the pleasure to perform with such legendary ska names such as The Skatalites, Bad Manners, The English Beat, Lynval Golding, and many more. Dress to impress, because these guys will have everyone hitting the dance floor.
The Victoria Ska Festival tries hard to cater to families and teens by offering free outdoor events throughout our festival.
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THE SKINNY (Ska/Reggae/Soul)
Who’s The Skinny?
Are they doctors? Butchers perhaps? Or Nuclear Physicists? It might be more accurate to call these trim and dapper gents “Reggae Pharmacists”. They create a sound that pleases both purists and enthusiasts by combining old school reggae and ska grooves with the sultry melodies of classic soul and pop. This is a musical pre... more info
Georgetown Orbits (Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady)
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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.
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