Welcome to our
September 2012 Newsletter featuring
First bands announced for London Intl Ska Festival 2013, Pama Intl return after 2 years, Fishbone play London,
London Intl Soul Festival launched, The Toasters sign to Phoenix City & much more!
THE LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 2013
We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary with 4 main events and a series of exhibitions, cinema, thames cruise, markets, kids day and more all happening in iconic & famed London venues next Easter (28-31 March). Earlybird tickets are available now for Ł99.99 from www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets saving you a packet! The first acts announced are:
RICO RODRIGUEZ performing his 1976 classic Man From Wareika album | PAMA INTERNATIONAL | THE TOASTERS
INTENSIFIED | PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS | THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS | & many more tba
Announce their first 2 shows in 2 years! They return with a new line up, sound, singles and album from Jan 2013.
FISHBONE RETURN TO LONDON
Legendary US genre busters play on 4 Nov 2012 - O2 Academy Islington, London N1. 7pm-11pm
THE LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL CHRISTMAS PARTY & PRIZE DRAW
22.12 Islington Metal Works w/ Gladdy Wax, Mistah Brown (Tighten Up crew), Phoenix City All-stars live & more
Buy an advance ticket and be entered into our Prize Draw where you could win tickets to our 2013 festival!
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS - TWO TONE GONE SKA ALBUM
continues to pick up global airplay & reviews, including spins from David Rodigan (Kiss100), Radcliffe & Maconie and Steve Lamacq (BBC6) and Alex Lester (Radio 2) plus airplay in France, Germany and America. USA"s Marco On The Bass blog has already called it "the Ska album of 2012" but don't just take their word for it...
"as close to the Studio One / Treasure Isle sounds as you are likely to get.. a delight" United Reggae
"the results are nothing short of wonderful" ireallylovemusic
"such a fantastic, traditional ska reading that it sounds like Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Lester Sterling, Don Drummond and Co. recorded it back in 1963" Duff Guide
"blazing ska in an authentic Skatalites style spiced with sweet rocksteady melodies" Reggaemani
Catch Phoenix City All-stars live at Nov: (2) Oxford-Skylarkin at The Celler, (4) O2 Academy Islington w/ Fishbone, Dec (22) London Ska Fest Christmas Party - Metalworks
THE TOASTERS SIGN TO PHOENIX CITY
USA's longest running and arguably most influtencial Ska band, The Toasters have signed to Phoenix City/Cherry Red. Formed in 1981 on Lower East Side of Manhattan they have taken Ska farther than anyone. Over the last three decades they have played in over 50 countries, from Siberia to Istanbul and back, laying down the tracks for others to follow. They have sold over a million copies of their 12 albums, been produced and mentored by Joe Jackson and cited as one of CBGBís 20 core bands alongside their with personal heroes The Ramones. They are currently on tour in Australia, before hitting Indonesia and China, then back to USA!! For full dates go to https://www.facebook.com/TheToasters/app_123966167614127
To celebrate their 30th year Phoenix City will be issuing two Toasters albums. The first '30th Anniversary' (PHOE3CD/DIGI34) is superb collection charting their career so far and the reissue of their classic debut album 'Pool Shark' (PHOE4CD/DIGI35) with 8 bonus tracks. Both albums are out on 22nd October and are available exclusively to preorder now at www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/shop The Toasters will be performing at The London Intl Ska Festival 2013.
continue to promote their Prince Buster Shakedown album through out the year. Catch them live at:
11.10 London Amersham Arms, New Cross
27.10 London Castle Rocks, Finchley Rd
17.11 Wolverhampton Robin 2
08.12 Maidstone Mote Park
15.12 Kingston Kingsmeadow
PHOENIX CITY DIGITAL
We've now released 35 albums digitally including Pama Intl, The Dualers, Dave Barker (Dave & Ansel Collins), Neol Davies (The Selecter), Sir Horace Panter (The Specials), Hotknives, The Caroloregians, King Fatty, The Bakesys, Rebelation, Janet Kaye, The Detonators to name a few. All are available from itunes, emusic, Play.com, Amazon, etc. For our full catalogue/sales links go to
THE LONDON INTL SOUL FESTIVAL