The Skatalites + special guests: The Majestic
Nells Jazz & Blues, London.
3 North End Crescent
West Kensington (3mins)
Bus - 74, 190, 430, N74 & N97
Since reforming after an almost 20 year hiatus in 1983, and beginning regular touring as a unit in 1989, they have not stopped thrilling audiences in every corner of the globe. Even after 48 years, and various lineup changes as members leave one stage for another, the band continues to perform and record new music in the inimitable Jamaican style, like only they can. The road has been long and hard, and sadly, seen most of the original members pass on. Often asked "When will you stop?" and "How do you keep doing it after all these years?", the answer is simple: Never. It's the love of the music and the way our fans respond that keep us going forward!
Featuring original alto sax man Lester "Ska" Sterling and vocalist Doreen Shaffer, along with the current lineup of outstanding musicians they have chosen to accompany them, the band proudly presents live the music of Jamaican Ska.
Forever indebted to the inspiration and talent of Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Don Drummond, Jerome “jah jerry” Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat “Jackie” Mittoo, John “Dizzy Johnny”Moore, and Lester Sterling, collectively known as The Skatalites.
Visit www.skatalites.com for more history and info about the band. Connect with them at facebook.com/skatalitesand twitter.com/skatalites.