The Skatalites

Nells, London.

Nell's 

3 North End Crescent,

West Kensington,

London

W14 8TG

Nearest Tube -West Kensington (3mins)

Bus -74, 190, 430, N74 & N97

This event is for 18 and over - No 

16+ only. 16s to 18s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
GENERAL ADMISSION £24.75 (£22.50) Transaction fee applicable *

* The transaction fee is £0.00 for E-Ticket or £2.50 for Standard Delivery.

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More information about The Skatalites tickets

Nell's welcomes... More than a band, the Skatalites are an institution, an aggregation of top-notch musicians who didn't merely define the sound of Jamaica, but were the sound of Jamaica across the '50s and '60s. Frequently credited as the originators of ska -- the musical mash-up of calypso, Caribbean mento, R&B, and rock & roll that predated both reggae and rocksteady -- the Skatalites' various members came up through the nation's hotel bar scene of the late '50s, banding together as both an original group and the often uncredited backing band for artists/producers such as Prince Buster and Duke Reid. Although the group officially existed in its original incarnation for less than 18 months (1964-1965), its members brought their signature styles to hundreds upon hundreds of the island's releases. Following a handful of reunions in the '70s and early '80s, the Skatalites re-formed for good in 1986 and, over subsequent decades, have included a rotating lineup of both original members and newcomers responsible for late-period highlights like 1994's Hi-Bop Ska and 2007's On the Right Track. A version of the band continued to tour and record into the 2010s, even as most of its founding members passed on. Known for classic songs like "Guns of Navarone" and "Phoenix City," their influence can be heard in following generations of musicians from the Clash and the Police to Sublime and No Doubt.