’Your Bermondsey..My Bermondsey..
LIVE ON THE BANDSTAND 2017
We are very proud to present the major innovators
of the UK Reggae and Ska scene in a special one off showcase
After three No1’s in the UK Reggae charts, Janet shot to national fame in 1979 when her breakthrough single ‘Silly Games’ hit No 1 making Janet the first British born female reggae artist to top the British charts. Her debut album followed and became a best seller and she was hailed as the Queen of the emerging Lovers Rock genre. Through the years Janet has maintained a successful career touring as well as recording many well received albums, with her sweet, uplifting vocals winning her many new fans.
The King Of Two Tone
As one of the original members of the Specials, Neville was one of the pioneers of the ‘Two Tone’ movement. Smash hits, Too Much Too Young and Ghost town have defined the new Ska generation. More top singles followed before the band morped into Fun Boy Three to enjoy another run of chart success. Neville formed his own band and the critically acclaimed album The Rude Boy Returns followed and he is still in constant demand on the global Ska scene, touring the world later in 2017 to promote the new album, Return Of Judge Roughneck.
MR DENNIS BOVELL
As a songwriter, musician, producer and engineer Dennis Bovell has earned himself the reputation of being Britain’s top Reggae maestro. Dennis began his career breaking new ground and giving the UK its own style of reggae, with his first band Matumbi and followed by becoming the architect of Lovers Rock - a movement that put British reggae on the world map. In recent years his influence has been immense and has worked his magic in the studio for artists as diverse as Joss Stone, Boy George, Arcade Fire, Sade and so many others and still manages to record, produce and play live all over the world.
The Marvels started life in the 60’s with their own brand of doo-wop Reggae and were one of the original Trojan artists who helped Reggae crossover from Jamaican dance halls to UK chart success. Steeped in the traditions of early Jamaican roots Reggae the Marvels are still traveling, singing and delighting audiences with their subtle harmonies.
Since the emergence of the UK Reggae movement Indika have toured with a who’s who of legendary Reggae artists across the UK and abroad and are established as one of the most respected bands on the scene and ‘lay it down’ behind legendary Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry as his longstanding touring band.
The special showcase begins at 6.00pm in order of appearance:
THE MARVELS - DENNIS BOVELL - NEVILLE STAPLE - JANET KAY
With fantabulous full supporting programme featuring:
REDRIFFE as their name suggests are a local band who specialise in their own faithful renditions of classic rock tunes with a vast range of legendary songs from the 60's to the present in their repertoire, performed with a blend of energy and solid musicianship.
KELLY BOURNE is a gifted singer/songwriter whose distinctive and powerful voice holds a fragility that has captivated audiences who have witnessed her extensive live performances, earning her the recognition that her talents richly deserve and generating interest from major record labels on
both sides of the Atlantic.
DECKS & QUARTZ are still in year 9 at school but have cut their teeth performing around the South London whenever and wherever they get the opportunity to play songs as from artists such as the Beatles, Bowie and Ed Sheeran and few of their own original tunes.
SAMBOSSA 4 are led by renowned guitarist Paul Rumbol - who for more than two decades has performed at the top of the Brazilian/Latin and World Music scene - presents the sounds and rhythms of Brazil with styles ranging from Bossa Nova, Afro Funk to sultry Samba.
Brought to you In association with:
KINDRED SOUL are distinguished dance producers and songwriters from Bermondsey. Comprising Dave Deller, Nick Gatt and Jimmy Dineen they craft uplifting and soulful original mixes inspired by their UK House & Garage roots.
FROG MORRIS is an artist, performer, poet and much more, who will be your compere for the days entertainment on the bandstand.
7.20: JANET KAYE
6.45: NEVILLE STAPLE
6.20: DENNIS BOVELL
6.00: THE MARVELS
4.00: DECKS & QUARTZ
3.20: KELLY BOURNE
3.00: THE MAYOR
2.00: SAMBOSSA 4
1.00: KINDRED SOUL
12.15: FROG MORRIS
12.00: And all day - DJ George
COME ALONG AND ENJOY A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY IN THE HEART OF LONDON