First Round Promotions and The Uptown Nite Club, are proud to present The Ladies of Ska, with The Skatalites featuring Studio One vocalist, the legendary Norma Fraser. This an extremely rare performance by one of the leading female voices of the original Ska and Rocksteady sound!
The Skatalites have lead the world on a journey like no other and have traveled more roads than most artists ever will. 2012 marks their 48th(!) year and, while some of the band’s founding members have passed onto the great stage in the sky, they continue to bring the spirit, style, and music of Jamaica to people around the world. This year promises a revitalization of the band with a new tour, a new single, a new album and a determination to pave a new path into parts unknown – all roads lead to The Skatalites.
As the tour kicks off, The Skatalites will release a 2-song single from their upcoming album “All Roads.” The single will be available digitally and as a limited edition 7” vinyl (exclusively available on the tour.) The collection features the newest lineup of the band, and several tracks featuring legendary foundation drummer Lloyd Knibb, who passed away before the sessions were completed. Along with founding members Lester Sterling and Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites continue as torchbearers of Jamaica’s signature sounds – ska, rocksteady, and reggae – and promise to take audiences of all ages on a musical journey around the world.
Franco Nero with Rashida Clendening, warm things up quite nicely with an original take of the Ska sound, rich in elements of Jazz, and Swing. Really happy to add South Bay favorites, and Ska/Reggae firebrands, The Champions and the vocal stylings of Stephanie Kenyon.
Plus an all lady ensemble of the finest collectors and selectors of original Ska and Reggae vinyl 45's, with Dj's, V Rocket, Mini, Saboteur, and Queen Majesty, with more to be announced.
The Uptown Nite Club is the place to be on Friday, April 27th!! Tix available here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4337195