Friday, January 3rd, 2020

The Skatalites

The Du-Rites

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM 21+ Years
The Skatalites

Event Info

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY 11249
For all tickets purchased prior to October 1 on TicketFly, those tickets are still valid and able to be scanned at the door upon entry. Just pull up your ticket on your phone or bring your print-out. Starting October 1 all Brooklyn Bowl tickets will be available on TicketWeb.

Artist Info

The Skatalites

The Skatalites are Jamaica's premier ska band since 1964 who backed artists like Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and most of the singers of the day. Their infectious brand of bluesy,jazzy ska spread like wildfire around the island and spawned the entire genres of ska,rocksteady,reggae,dub,two-tone,and 3rd wave ska. The tiny island of Jamaica has probably had more effect on music globally than any other country or place in the world, and The Skatalites were the pioneers of the music that originally caused this. The original lineup lasted only 14 months but recorded thousands of tunes, some of which are still being discovered in the archives today. Although the group broke up in 1965, the members remained active in the evolution of Jamaican popular music as it increased in popularity. After hearing about the resurgence of interest in their music they reunited in 1983 to perform at Jamaica's famed Sunsplash festival. Subsequently in 1986 they migrated to the USA and began performing and touring all over the world as they continue to do now after 52 years in the music business. Despite changes in personnel over the years, the band has continued to stay viable in the market, recording and performing at some of the world's largest festivals and has been nominated twice for The Grammys. Their most recent recording "Platinum Ska" features some tracks with Lloyd Knibb , the original drummer who passed away in 2011 and was widely regarded as the creator of the ska beat as well as the "onedrop" rhythm that is the foundation of most reggae music. Also on some tracks is original alto sax man Lester Sterling who is still active but no longer touring regularly with the band. Original vocalist Doreen Shaffer contributes a vocal track on this cd and continues leading the band on it's path as it continues it's great legacy bringing joy to fans,old and new, all over the world. 

Forever indebted to the inspiration and talent of: Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Tony DaCosta, Rupert Dillon , Don Drummond, Joseph " Lord Tanamo" Gordon, Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat Roy "Jackie" Mittoo, John " Dizzy Johnny" Moore, Jackie Opel, Doreen Shaffer, Lester Sterling.

The Du-Rites

The Du-Rites are an NYC-based instrumental funk combo of Jay Mumford (J-Zone) on drums, keys + bass and Pablo Martin on guitar, bass + keys. Prior to du-ing this funky thing, Jay was a producer/MC/writer on the indie rap circuit and Pablo earned his stripes as a guitarist for the modern day line-up of Tom Tom Club and mastering engineer. In 2013, the pair began jamming for fun after Jay learned to play drums during an extended hiatus from hip-hop. But after three years of other plans falling through and musical paths changing, Jay and Pablo decided to bring The Du-Rites to life. Their eponymous debut album was released in 2016 to unexpected praise, and the duo quickly followed with a sophomore effort (Greasy Listening) in 2017, Gamma Ray Jones, the score to a lost 1972 TV detective show, in 2018, and a slew of vinyl 7" singles. The albums and 7"s put the funk duo on the radar of French producer/DJ Wax Tailor, and The Du-Rites ended up remixing "Worldwide," his collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah. The Du-Rites recently scored music and the theme song for Bobbito Garcia's documentary, Rock Rubber 45s. They're also the rhythm section for the theme song, which also features jazz heavyweights Eddie Palmieri and Robert Glasper, putting The Du-Rites in good company. Album #4 was the band's first live album, Soundcheck at 6, and album five is on the way. The Du-Rites are suitable for broughaming, so get your '73 Cadillac winterized and dig in!

Just Announced

More Shows