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St Patrick's Day Skank!: King Hammond, The Rudeboy Mafia, Jennie Bellestar, Millie Manders, The Shut Up, Dave Barker
St Patrick's Night with an irie skank, gotta be the greatest party in town for discerning punters of All Nations...starring Nick Welsh AKA King Hammond & The Rudeboy Mafia, it's always a great night out with the former Bad Manners, Selecter and Skaville UK songsmith, troubadour and force of nature. An amazing body of work he has too.
Starring a special guest appearance from reggae legend Dave 'Double Barrel' Barker. The vocal prowess behind the most magnificent rude boy reggae classic with organ whizz Ansell Collins hits the DC stage with King Hammond. Double Barrel niced up many a dance, and still does, and always sounded great blasting out of the sound system at the Fairground as you rode the Waltzers in yer Ben Sherman and monkey boots. It was a No.1 hit record such was the mass appeal, and Monkey Spanner followed it into the Top 10 too. Hear Dave Barker and the Rudeboy Mafia mash it up on these incredible dancehall tunes and many many more tonight.....
Add the amazing prescenece and vocal prowess of Jennie Bellestar to the mix and the Rudeboy Mafia are really gonna swing.
And from a long established gorgeous Brit ska talent to a rapidly ascending new one- Millie Manders plays hard edged reggaematic pop and punky ska with remarkable amounts of energy and another top band in The Shut Up. Ska, reggae and soul sides til 2am and a lickle irie Irish party music too.
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King Hammond is Nick Welsh former member of Bad Manners, The Selecter & Skaville UK. He has worked with & produced artists like Prince Buster,Laurel Aitken,Dave Barker,Judge Dread & Lee 'Scratch' Perry. King Hammonds first album 'Revolution 70' was released in 1989 and after a 21 year gap has just released a new CD 'The King & I' on N.1. Records. Nick also writes music for TV,Films & Computer games.
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Millie Manders is an off the wall, off the chart, ballsy singer-songwriter from South London, who brings a party-hard mix of ska, pop and punk-rock to the stage. Blending socially conscious lyricism and carnival-esque beats with Riot Girl attitude, Millie and her band’s slick delivery with captivating stage performance is rapidly grabbing attention.
Millie’s music is clearly eclectic and this is a fact she happily celebrates; “I like to think my music is full of energy and dexterity – a colourful clash of genres incorporating everything from rock and soul to ska and folk. I draw inspiration from many different artists; James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Skunk Anansie, Pink, The Who, Rolling Stones, The Specials and The Ramones being a few of my favourites. I was brought up listening to classical, theatre, rock, rhythm and blues, hip hop and more because my parents are both music lovers so it all plays a part in the way I write.”
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