• No #1 resource for the global ska community

Pete

Ever since the Two Tone bug bit him in the early 1980s, Pete has been a dedicated follower of Ska. Thirty years, hundreds of gigs and thousands of records later, he still just can't stop it. Besides writing here, he occasionally contributes to Dynamite magazine and is one of the organisers of the Freedom Sounds Festival in Cologne.
Lester Sterling, The Skatalites

Lester Sterling: You Just Can’t Leave It

When the Skatalites everlasting world tour stopped by in Cologne recently, we were invited backstage for an extensive interview with the longest serving members of the band, Doreen Shaffer, Val Douglas and Lester Sterling.

Ruts DC

RUTS DC on tour in Germany and elsewhere

It might come as a surprise after all Ruts DC went through: But in 2013, they are still a touring band. Four dates in Germany are about to going down (see the list further down); for a list of all the current dates we recommend you go to theruts.co.uk/

Jazz-Jamaica-Gary-Crosby

The Catch A Fire Project – Gary Crosby Of Jazz Jamaica Talks

With Jazz Jamaica he preceded the current wave of Big band ska projects by some fifteen years. Now Gary Crosby has taken this a step further and created an even bigger version of the band to recreate Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire album as Jazz Jamaica Allstars, a 31-piece orchestra which is augmented by different choirs at their live concerts.

Bim Skala Bim 1987

The Bim Skala Bim Interview

Their live performances on borrowed instruments during a UK tour in 1988 are still legendary. Now Bim Skala Bim from Boston in the USA come back in a big way. With two new albums during the summer of 2013. REGGAE STEADY SKA got the details in the interview with singer Dan Vitali.

dennis_alcapone

Dennis Alcapone – The World’s First Singjay

The man is full of surprises. A hard-working musician since the early 1960s, Dennis Alcapone still dreams about going to far away places in the interview you are about to read. To all the promoters especially in Mexico, Canada and Africa: “Don’t miss out on the world’s first singjay.”

Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra 02

The Lee Thompson Interview

In the wake of the Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra’s album release “The Benevolence Of Sister Mary Ignatius”, we were happy to catch Lee Thompson (of Madness) for an interview.

Maroon Town

Back In Action, Ready To Fight The Power!

Together with other pioneers like Potato 5, the Trojans or the (original) Hotknives, Maroon Town were part of a wave of exciting new Ska bands who rejuvenated the global Ska scene as what became to be known as “Third Wave Ska”.