Archive for April 2011

The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra

We are delighted to announce that stepping into the breach for The Ska Flames is…

THE LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA

The brainchild of Madness saxophonist Mr. Lee ‘Kix’ Thompson, The Ska Orchestra boasts an all-star/hand-picked line up that features fellow Madness original Mark Bedford alongside Steve Rooney-Drums, Kev Burdett-Guitar, Louis Vause-Piano, Seamus Beaghen-Hammond Organ, Jack Mitchell-Trombone, Steve Turner-Saxes, Steve White-Trumpet and of course Lee on sax & vocal duties. Recently formed in London back streets, just off the Hackney Rd, their common denominator is the classic Ska & Reggae sounds that burst out of Jamacia in the mid to late 60’s. Reinterupting & reinventing is the order of the day with a very personalised set being put together by Thompson. The London Intl Ska Festival will be their debut London show… tighten up & holdsteady for this cream of London players are going raise roof off!

The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra perform Day 4 of The London Intl Ska Festival on Sunday 24th April’11 – doors 6pm-2am

Tickets available now from www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk
Or in person from:
-All Ages Records, Pratt St, Camden Town (only 50p booking fee)
-Dub Vendor, Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction

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The Ska Flames

The London Intl Ska Festival- 5th April’11 update

THE SKA FLAMES
We are very sorry to announce that due to the devastating events in Japan The Ska Flames are no longer able to play at The London Intl Ska Festival (21-24 April’11). In the words of band leader Okawa Takeshi “All The Ska Flames and their families are ok, but the situation around us is changing everyday affecting our friends, relatives, and businesses, which makes it impossible for the band to leave Tokyo now. We are running out of foods and fuel not only in stricken areas but also in Tokyo. We have some friends who were injured. Some of them lost their houses and have no food, water or electricity. Some of them died. We have lost a lot of important things. I’m so sorry to say that we cannot go to London to play at your festival this time. All the members of The Ska Flames have been looking forward to going to London and playing at the Ska Festival”.

We are happy to say Okawa Takeshi, will be making the trip by himself from Japan for our festival, to DJ on the opening night on 21 April’11. I hope you will join us in wishing The Ska Flames & Japan all the very best in these unbelievably hard times. Anyone who’s purchased a ticket to see The Ska Flames and would like a refund please contact the point of purchase.

We will be taking a collections throughout The London Intl Ska Festival for the Save The Children – Japanese Appeal, who although have amazingly already reached the initial targets their work there is very much ongoing. Please take a look at the appeal here www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-appeal.htm

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2018 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
29th March - 1st April 2018

LIVE ACTS:

KEN BOOTHE
HORACE ANDY
DERRICK MORGAN
FREDDIE NOTES
THE CLARENDONIANS
JOHNNY CLARKE
RANKING JOE
DOREEN SHAFFER
OTIS GAYLE
THE ORIGINAL ACES
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
POTATO 5 horns
THE HEMPOLICS
ALPHEUS
THE SPITFIRES
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS play
…. The Clash In Dub
CAPONE & THE BULLETS
BOMBSKARE
THE KUBRICKS
HEAVYBALL
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS
THE UPPERTONES (Italy)
THE HYPOCONDRIACS (Spain)
REGGAE CHOIR
CARA MEANS FRIEND
THE NICE GUYS (Belgium)
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
THE ALMIGHTY UPRISERS
MIGHTY JOHN STREET SKA ORCHESTRA
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

DON LETTS
CLIVE CHIN
GLADDY WAX sound system
TESSA BASSIE (THE SLITS)
WRONGTOM
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus dubplate special)
ASHER G
AXIS VALV-A-TRON valve sound system
PHIL BUSH SOUNDS & PRESSURE
BARRIE SHARPE
TIGHTEN UP CREW
OXMAN
RAMSES HOPPA & DR.DUB (OnU Sound celebration)
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
TIME TUNNEL
LITTLE DIANE
SFL SOUND - TROJAN EXPLOSION
LILI RUDIES
FENOMENO SHOW
LAST GANG IN TOWN
FRANCESO RUDEROMA NEMBOKID
POSTIVE VIBRATION DJS
PETER CRAIG
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

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