THE BLUEBEATERS (IT Blue Beat / Rock Steady)
Italian Ska/RockSteady/Soul giants The Bluebeaters headline their first London concert since a sold out 2011 concert at Dingwalls. Active since 1994 with 4 studio albums and several gold records under the belt, The Bluebeaters are top musicians in love with vintage Jamaican sounds: Ska, Rock Steady, Rhythm Blues and Soul. Blessed by Ken Boothe, during the last 20 years of their career they’ve headline festivals like Rototom Sun Splash and International Ska Fest and extensively toured Italy and around. Amongst their fans, there are reggae ambassador Sir. David Rodigan, Gaz Mayall and the legendary Lloyd Knibb from The Skatalites. 100% TNT Dynamite.
HANNAH WILLIAMS & the AFFIRMATIONS (UK Soul / Funk)
Blessed by Sharon Jones, Hannah Williams exploded onto the soul scene with her debut album a Hill Of Feathers in 2012. The first single Work it Out was an independent hit on the airwaves all over the world with, over 1.5 millions views on YouTube. Four years after she’s back with “Late Nights & Heartbreak” the brand new album recorded, mixed and produced at Quatermass Studio in London by legendary UK producer Malcolm Catto (The Heliocentrics / Orlando Julius / Mulatu / Dj Shadow). A new producer and a new journey for Hannah Williams, as she is now backed by The Affirmations, her new super tight band from Bristol. The story of Hannah Williams seems to be written in lore from day one. Her father was a musically gifted minister, and her mother let her join the church choir at the age of 6. Hannah could read music before she could properly read words. Now she’s an unstoppable force of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime talent. A real Funk & Soul Hurricane.
DJ CELLO (Coast To Coast clubnights)
Cello celebrates 20 years of pushing ska, reggae & soul. Coast to Coast started in the west end of London in 1999, part West-Indian blues party, part 60s Soul night DJ Cello’s Coast to Coast was the new scene in town packed out with all types, enjoying rare black music from the 60s. During his Dj’n career, Cello has played all around Europe and London’s Notting Hill Carnival. He’s supported live acts such as Desmond Dekker, Neville Staples (Specials), Pauline Black (Selecter), The Original Wailers, Owen Grey, Dave Barker…
NICK RECORDKICKS (RK / BOOGALOO CLUB MILANO)
Nick is the founder and head-honcho behind Milan based record label Record Kicks. RK has been constantly pitching black grooves for the last 14 years. When Nick is not busy releasing records he can be found Djing literally all around the globe where he has spotted clubs like 100 Club, Cargo, Roter Salon Berlin, Marula in Barcelona, Unique Club Dusseldorf, Revolver Club Melbourne… Nick is responsible for the worldwide famous SoulShaker and let’s BOOGALOO compilations and since 2003 he promotes and he’s dj resident at BOOGALOO Club, HIT the BONGO and Milano Funk & Soul All-Nighters