DEF3 with guests Mt. Doyle ft. Orilla & Luceo + Scram & The First Team @ Lucky Bar
Fri. January 26th 10pm doors at 9:30pm $13 - $15 advance
It gives us great pleasure to announce Def3 has confirmed a headlining show on Friday, January 26th at Lucky Bar. Def3 will be surrounded by a line-up oozing with talent that includes Mt. Doyle ft. Orilla & Luceo and Scram & The First Team comprised of Alex Miller, Daniela Jackson, Kady Savard & Bobby Arson).
Hip hop, drum n' bass, funk, reggae, soul and any other groove music mixed in is fair game for the evening.
We've known Danny Fernandez aka Def3 for years and it has been an honour to work with him and experience his work as a musician and one of Canada's best writers/muralists.
His new album Small World offers something for everyone and includes guest artists such as Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Masta Ace, Droop Capone, Skratch Bastid and more.
Mt. Doyle whom you may know from his band Ilvis Freshly will be performing with Orilla and Luceo. This trio will bring a mash up of hip hop, drum n' bass, funk and more party riddims for the evening.
Finally rounding out the bill will be Scram & The First Team who are Alex Miller aka Scram, Daniela Jackson, Kady Savard & DJ Bobby Arson. These four musicians motto is to spread truth, love and music to the masses. It's worth noting that all of Scram & The First Team have been and are presently in incredible projects. The Leg Up Program, Ill & I and Pocket Kings are just a few to name. Also Scram and DJ Bobby Arson were the founders of Outright Cypher - a freestyle weekly in Fernwood that has been around for years.
AN EVENING WITH VIC RUGGIERO OF THE SLACKERS (Solo Acoustic) @ Lucky Bar
Sun. January 28th 9:30pm - 11pm doors at 8:30pm $11+ advance (Four packs also available)
Although this announcement is a bit last minute, it's an announcement that comes 'Better Late Than Never."
Victoria BC Ska & Reggae Society is thrilled to announce that Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers has decided to take some down time on the west coast of Canada at the end of January 2018.
His down time will take him to Victoria on Sunday, January 28th at Lucky Bar for an evening of great music and stories from The Slackers' legendary lead vocalist/guitar. He will be playing an acoustic set.
Many people know the band Vic Ruggiero is the lead vocalist of (The Slackers) but many people don't know that Ruggiero has maintained an active and healthy touring career for well over a decade.
In fact it was almost 10 years ago that Vic Ruggiero came to Victoria and played with his other legendary ska counterpart Chris Murray to a sold out audience at Lucky Bar as part of Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival.
We can't wait for this show! Hearing Vic's solo creations and a bunch of songs Slackers songs sung acoustic to boot! This is another legendary evening in the making.
ST. PADDY'S DAY THROWDOWN featuring THE SENTIMENTS, HILLSIDE HOOLIGANS & SEXWEATHER! @ V-lounge
Sat. March 17th 9:45pm - 1:30am+ doors at 9pm $13 - $15 advance
Victoria BC Ska & Reggae Society is excited to present the 2nd Annual St. Paddy's Day Throwdown on St. Patrick's Day - Saturday, March 17th at V-Lounge in Victoria. Last year was such a blast we decided to do it again this year with some of our favourite ska, reggae, party bands in the Pacific Northwest & the Island.
So we decided to bring back The Sentiments from Portland, Oregon! Some of you have heard of The Sentiments as we've brought them in the past. In case you're not familiar they're a bad ass 9 piece ska/rocksteady/soul/reggae band that will keep you dancing from the first to the last note. Their last Island appearance was playing direct support to The Slackers in Dec 2016. Before that the band played at Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival at Ship Point Inner Harbour.
The Sentiments' arrival is exciting but the biggest story on this show is the fact that our favourite HILLSIDE HOOLIGANS are making a comeback taking several years off to relax and regroup. For those of you that have know the Hillside Hooligans the band consists of most of Victoria's legendary reggae/punk/ska band One Drop plus some other long time members in the Island ska/reggae scene. But if you think the fact Hillside Hooligans have been dormant for awhile must make them rusty, you're in for a surprise. During their hiatus the band has been practising consistently and recording new music. So it will be worth the wait when you see them comeback into action on St. Paddy's Day!
Rounding out this bill is Sexweather! You can't really label them with any specific genre as the band is all over the map. A mixture of rock, hip hop, punk and folk is what you'll hear presented in a Sexweather's unique way. Let's just say if you're in the mood to party Sexweather is a good band to have in your corner.
VICTORIA'S 19TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL - JUNE 20 - 24, 2018! - EARLY BIRD PASSES NOW ON SALE @ Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
Victoria BC Ska & Reggae Society is proud to announce that Victoria's Annual Ska & Reggae Festival rides again June 20 - 24, 2018! That's when it all goes down. For a limited time you can purchase Early Bird Full Fest or Jupiter V.I.P Full Fest Passes for a discounted price! $129.50+ and $179.50+ for Jupiter V.I.P Full Fest!
Purchase tickets now on ticketweb.ca. Hard copies will be available shortly at Lyle's Place, Jupiter, Vinyl Envy or Fascinating Rhythm in Nanaimo.
Please note: You must be 19yrs+ to purchase a Holiday Full Fest or Holiday Jupiter V.I.P Full Fest
Festival line-up is subject to change.
No refunds or exchanges
Special restrictions may apply