Featuring: Pama Intl, The Slackers, The Pietasters and Mungos Hifi
To date Pama International have released 4 critically acclaimed albums, recorded 2 Radio One Sessions, sold-out tours of Italy, Switzerland & UK, played triumphant sets at Glastonbury, Womad, Respect, Wickerman and Beautiful Days festivals plus signed deals in USA, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Mexico & Spain. Their recordings have been championed on the airwaves and sound systems the world over including here at home with David Rodigan, xfm, Phil Jupitus - BBC6, Brinsley Ford - BBC6, Alex Lester - Radio2, Chris Hawkins - BBC6, DJ Scratchy, Steve Lamacq - Radio2, Charlie Gillett, Gary Crowley and Mike Davies-Radio One.
They've performed alongside Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Lee Perry, Rico Rodriguez, The Skatalites, Toots & The Maytals, Mad Professor, Don Letts, Madness, Channel One Sound System and Easy Star All-stars, creating a huge grassroots following, with a live show that has become second to none.
"the best live roots band I've ever seen" FACT magazine.
The Slackers sound is Jamaican rock n roll. While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican ska/reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters (Original backing band for the Wailers), the band sees its music through an American lens. This band is equally appreciative of old blues, 60s soul, rock, and RnB as it is of reggae, rocksteady, dub, and Ska. It is as if the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds had grown up on Bob Marley as well as Muddy Waters.
The Pietasters: Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher - part ‘60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown
Mungos Hifi: Forward thinking reggae from Glasgow. Scotland's finest roots/dub defenders.
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