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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2017 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter 13th - 16th 2017

LIVE ACTS:

THE PIONEERS
DAVE & ANSELL COLLINS
MISTY IN ROOTS
ROY ELLIS (SYMARIP)
BITTY MCLEAN
OWEN GRAY
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
RHODA DAKAR LOTEK FOUR
CAPITAL LETTERS
HUGO LOBO (Argentina)
BACK TO THE PLANET
THE EQUATORS
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
SMOKE LIKE A FISH (Wales)
NEW TOWN KINGS
CIYO BROWN & THE ROCKSTEADYITES
THE BIONIC RATS (Ireland)
THE MIGHTY COSMICS
MISERABLE MAN (Italy)
JEWELS VASS (Pama Intl)
DOJO
AGGRESSORS BC (Northern Ireland)
65 MINES STREET (France)
LEO & THE LINEUP (Denmark)
THE MAGIC TOUCH (Germany)
THE BROTHERS IGNATIUS
THE MEOW MEOWS
AUTONOMADS
JUNIOR BILL (Wales)
THE BIGHEAD
COUNTING COINS
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DJs:

DON LETTS
GLADDY WAX
CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM
OXMAN
TIGHTEN UP CREW ft.
Champian, Mistah Brown & Tim Dancecrasher
WENDY MAY
AXIS VALV-A-TRON (valve system)
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI (valve system)
THE GREAT WASSIE ONE
KEITH LAWRENCE
TEXAS RANGER
JOSH (THE SKINTS)
SEAN FLOWERDEW (PAMA INTL)
TIM WELLS
TIME TUNNELL ft.
Nanker Phelge, Boy About Town, Liam Curtin & Sean Bright
SFL SOUND
DUB FRONT ASSOCIATION (Belgium)
LAST GANG IN TOWN
FENOMENO SHOW
DJ DAPPER DAN
LUCKY CAT ZOE (Resonance fm)
ERIC - FCS SOUND SYSTEM (USA)
MARTIN CUETO (Argentina)
TRITON SOUND SYSTEM (Mexico)
ALI SKABA
SKANKIN STEVE
ANGUS TAYLOR
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Films:

DANCE CRAZE - cinema screening
DANCE CRAZE - gig screening
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Free Family Day

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