Saturday May 28th $10
Newtown Rocksteady, Battle Ska Galactica, Israel Starr, Newtown Sound, Hawk i
Newtown Rocksteady is an twelve-piece big band that simply makes you want to move. Cool covers, righteous melodies and hot original songs, the band members combine their talents to recreate the Rocksteady reggae sound.
Celebrating their first recording project, this is the Newtown Rocksteady: EP Release Party.
Sounds and styles are inspired by the late 60s crazes of rocksteady and ska dancehalls in Jamaica and England. The result is an infectious combination of mellow rhythms and upbeat dance tunes to get the whole family grooving. Many of the band members are from other successful local groups, like Hikoikoi, IRoots, Roy G and the Bivonators, Safari, Zirigidum and The Resole Project.
Also performing on the night is Battle-Ska Galactica, an intergalactic and interplanetary Ska EXPLOSION!! Having been together for over a year now played various events throughout the country Battle-Ska have proven that they are a force to be reckoned with!! Featuring some of NZ's finest instrumentalists this band has the skills and musicality to get all up and skank'n!!
Hosted by Desta Israel Starr and Newtown Sound and Hawk i
For more info check out www.niceup.org.nz