Alpheus added to The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary

We are delighted to announce the latest singer to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary is…

The Jamaican born, Studio One signed, singer supreme – ALPHEUS.

What’s more it will be his debut UK concert!

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Born and raised by Jamaican parents in London, England, Alpheus developed a passion for singing after seeing an old recording of Sam Cooke perform on television, and performing on local sound systems in London as a youth. His love for Ska rocksteady and reggae developed as he was exposed to singers like John Holt, Marcia Griffiths, Don Carlos, Dennis Brown, Frankie Paul, Michael Gordon, Keith Douglas, Thriller U, Maxi Priest, and many more great artists.

Whilst Alpheus was living in Florida USA In 1997 he was discovered by Tony Brevett of the famed vocal rocksteady group ‘The Melodians‘. Mr.Brevett took Alpheus to the legendary Clement Dodd at Studio One in New York, where after honing his craft as a session vocalist and singing various singles Alpheus recorded his debut album ‘Quality Time’ which was released in 1999, on some of those classic ‘Studio One ‘ Ska rocksteady rhythms. After Touring the USA and learning his stage performance skills with talented artists like Everton Blender and Richie Spice, Alpheus went on to sing a nice and even more contemporary reggae album with ‘Special delivery label ‘ France in 2007.

Then came the delightful’ Roberto Sanchez produced singles, (7’’and EP) “Two rocksteady riddims”-Dirty dozen and family rhythms. Alpheus then progressed to sing his third critically and musically successful album entitled ‘From Creation’ on A-lone label (lone ark) in 2011, also Roberto Sanchez ‘produced. This is a superb album which consists of stunning re-creations and original composed ska and roots rocksteady music.

After performing The ‘From Creation’ Album on various renowned festivals in Europe, such as Garance, Rototom, Montreux Jazz, Reggae Sun Ska and Reggae Geel, the creative duo Team up again to make yet another quality album of more ‘Ska and Roots Rocksteady Reggae’ music for all to receive and enjoy, released by Liquidator Music label.

Alpheus followed up ‘From Creation’ with a stunning 14 song album entitled ‘Good Prevails’ that captivates re-creations of classic Ska rocksteady rhythms, as well as meticulously constructed original compositions of authentically made ‘Ska and Roots Rocksteady Reggae ‘Produced yet again by the gifted ‘Roberto Sanchez’.

2018 not only promises his debut UK show, but also another world-beating album!

You will always hear and feel Alpheus singing resonantly from his heart and soul. We are delighted to have on of today’s most talented ska & rocksteady singers gracing The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary.

Earlybird tickets (only 4 left) onsale now at:
www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

Alpheus joins; Ken Boothe​, Derrick Morgan​, The Original Aces, Pama International​ and many more still tba. LISF hits the capital next Easter 29 March – 1 April 2018.

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

LIVE ACTS:

KEN BOOTHE
DERRICK MORGAN
THE CLARENDONIANS
LONE RANGER ft. Soul Stereo
DOREEN SHAFFER
THE ORIGINAL ACES
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
POTATO 5 horn section
ALPHEUS
MAROON TOWN
CAPONE & THE BULLETS
BOMBSKARE
THE UPPERTONES (IT)
THE HYPOCONDRIACS
CARA-JANE MURPHY
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

GLADDY WAX sound system
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus dubplate special)
ASHER G
AXIS VALV-A-TRON valve sound system
PHIL BUSH SOUNDS & PRESSURE
TIGHTEN UP CREW
OXMAN
TIME TUNNEL
LITTLE DIANE
LILI RUDIES
To be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!