Event Archive - SKATALITES' BELATED 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW: THE SKATALITES, The Droptones, Macaque
Sun. December 3rd 2006 @ Element Victoria BC (No Minors)
8:30pm - 1am doors at 8pm
Finally the Skatalites are coming back to Victoria to play the best ska/reggae in the world! If you remember the last time they came a few years ago, you'll be more than excited... They put on one of the best (if not the best) ska shows Victoria had ever seen. If you have never seen the Skatalites they are incredible live playing wicked ska and the best jazz and reggae you've ever heard.
They'll be joined by local talents The Droptones (Zsolt Sandor, Sam Tallo of King Apparatus and other members of Those Rapskallions) whom play soulful, ska/reggae + Macaque that play old school style ska/jazz with members of The Kiltlifters and the Bombasts! Don't miss this show!
Tickets will be available shortly at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, Chain Chain Chain, Fascinating Rhythms (in Nanaimo), Acoustic Planet in Saltspring Island and TICKETWEB.COM
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THE SKATALITES (Ska/Reggae/Jazz/Latin)
The SKATALITES’ sound is made from many influences dating all the way back to the mid to late 1950s. SKATALITES band have always maintained a heavy jazz and Latin sound as they were influenced by Big Bands both in the US and Cuba. In the early 1960s, the time of Jamaica’s Independence they fused these influences with Jamaica’s traditional mus... more info
The Droptones (ska / rocksteady / reggae)
The Droptones play sweet and soulful ska, rocksteady and reggae. With members from King Apparatus, The Bombasts, The Nightshift and The Addicts, we play for the fun of it and for the love of the music. If you wanna dance and clap your hands you're welcome to roll with us any day of the week... more info
Formed from the talents of...The kiltlifters...the Bombass...Karuna and Jimmy Hazzard, Macaque will explode horns and old school ska into your face like a box of smashed bananas!
For those hip with the jazz side of the reggae-ska spectrum, be sure to get a grip on Macaque. This Vancouver Island ‘ska little-big band’ channels the old-school v... more info