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Best Live Band 2014 – Vote Now

Best Reggae Ska Live Band 2014

Best Live Band 2014 –  this category of the Reggae Steady Ska polls features the big, global players of the live scene.

For a place on the nominations list, acts have to …

  • be a band (artists with changing backing bands were not counted this year)
  • have played on at least two continents in 2014 (to make sure that you reach people from different regions)
  • be well-known in at least one region of the world

Here’s how you can yote.

1. Listen, Watch

Listen to or watch the Best Live Band 2014 youtube playlist.

2. Learn

These are the nominees that we came up with:

name – country – shows in 2014 on which continents …
The Aggrolites (USA) (shows in: America, Europe)
Bim Skala Bim USA (shows in: America, Europe)
The English Beat (England, USA) (shows in: America, Europe)
Mad Caddies (USA) (shows in: America, Europe)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Australia) (shows in: Australia, Europe, America)
Ore Skaband (Japan) (shows in: Asia, America)
Santiago Downbeat Ska Jazz (Chile) (shows in: America, Europe)
The Selecter (England) (shows in: Europe, Australia)
The Skatalites (Jamaica) (shows in: America, Europe)
The Slackers (USA) (shows in: America, Europe)
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (Japan) (shows in: Asia, America)
The Trojans (England) (shows in: Europe, Asia)

3. Vote

If you haven’t already, register to vote. Follow the link to the poll and cast your vote.


(Login is easy, via Facebook, Twitter or Email, community functions are being added).

Note: We made it obligatory to log in to take part in our polls to make sure that it’s “one person, one vote”.

4. Share

We have also created a Facebook event for the polls. You may invite your friends. For any shout-outs, you are welcome to use the comment section of this article. Better not comment on the poll itself, since it is restricted to members).

Deadline for voting is 23:59, Sunday 11 January 2015 (Central European Time).

Background information

We try to keep our polls in a spirit where the light shines on all the bands, artists and activists that have been creative in the past year. We make introductions easy by attaching a playlist with many of the participants and by passing info and audio links to you voters, the community. You can take it from there.

The Reggae Steady Ska 2014 polls have 6 categories now:

1. Album Of The Year 2014 (only until Jan 07, 2015)
2. Debut Album Of The Year 2014 (until Jan 11, 2015)
3. Best Live Band (until Jan 11, 2015)
4. 7″ Vinyl Of The Year (until Jan 11, 2015)
5. Best Festival (until Jan 11, 2015)
6. Video Of The Year (until Jan 11, 2015)

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes
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