2013 has been another fantastic year for our music. We have seen old favourites come back, countless new names rise up. Reggae Steady Ska reported about many of them.
Many of you will know the exceptional Dutch sax player as a long-serving member of Rude Rich & The High Notes. Yet his musical horizon stretches far beyond these fine masters of Trad Ska.
If you don’t know them yet, The Clerks might well be the best Authentic Ska band you have never heard before.
We’re really honoured to have this 11-man big band from Budapest play at the next Freedom Sounds festival – Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra.
We are really excited to reveal that BIM SKALA BIM will play at Freedom Sounds 2014 – and a little proud, too, because it was our interview with front man Dan Vitale that led to plans for a European tour.
On 25 October 2013 Tony Brevett died from cancer after being admitted to hospital in Miami in August. If you …
The Simmertones – Traditional Ska from the UK.
Boston dub reggae specialists 10 Ft. Ganja Plant release “Skycatcher”, the tenth album in twelve years – not a bad performance record for a band
This joint venture can be a big push for the German ska scene. Richie Alexander, a.k.a. Dr. Ring Ding, the internationally renowned jack-of-all-trades, becomes an official member of Germany’s most prominent Ska band, The Busters.
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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/
The Trojans are back in 2013 with the superb album “Smash It!” Check again to read an interview with the band’s singer and musical farmer Gaz Mayall, don
Last week we published an interview with Dan Vitale of Bim Skala Bim. In the article a new album with fresh songs by the legendary US bands were mentioned. Now the presale for the album “Chet’s Last Call” has started. If you help spread the word you will be rewarded. Read on.
A pic from A lucky winner. In the course of our highly dramatic “Album Of The Year 2012” polls that were held at REGGAE STEADY SKA in early 2013, we received quite a lot of fantastic albums from labels throughout the world.
“California” is an album already recorded by Slackers saxophonist Dave Hillyard with the help of Brian Dixon (former guitarist and producer of The Aggrolites) plus lots of Ska and Reggae musicians from Hepcat, The Slackers, The Aggrolites, The Rocksteady 7 and many more.
As the flying man on sax with Madness, Lee “Kix” Thompson has become a true legend in his on right since the days of 2Tone. Now he and his orchestra pay tribute to the Jamaican originators of Ska.
The Spanish Rocksteady and Early Reggae sensation Red Soul Community are going to drop their third album „I Never Learn“ (Grover Records, CD and LP).
The London International Ska Festival 2013 come with Rico Rodriguez performing his classic album “Man From Wareika”plus sets from Ken Boothe to B.B. Seaton
In order to clear our record shelves we will be giving away a thick package of these Ska albums that we received in 2012.