The Ska Fella, based West Midlands, covers all the UK with fast moving entertainment for any venue or client that wants a party day or night. This solo showman will perform 2 x 45 minute sets or 1 x 60 minute set of Ska & Reggae hits show that will keep any audience dancing and singing along all night. He will perform all the Ska hits that everybody knows and loves. A touch of Reggae from the last 30 years is thrown in for good measure including Madness, Bad Manners, The Specials, Selector, Desmond Decker and UB40. There are plenty of new ideas that will soon have any party in full swing. Fully self contained act with PA and lights and a 10 foot backdrop with cd music to cover when not on stage. Available midweek and weekends UK and overseas if needed.
The Ska Fella Ska & Reggae Hits Show
This music genre originated in Jamaica in late 1950s and was a precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Combining elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues it is characterised by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on an off beat. Developed in Jamaica in 1960s when Prince Buster, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd and Duke Reid formed sound systems to play American rhythm and blues they then began recording their own songs. In early 1960s it was dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British mods. Later it became popular with many skinheads. By late 1980s, ska had experienced a minor resurgence of popularity in United Kingdom, due to bands such as The Burial and The Hotknives, ska-friendly record labels such as Unicorn Records, ska festivals and a re-emergence of traditional skinhead subculture. (Wikipedia).
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