SOUL SKA + MONKEY (and DJ Kevvy Kev)
Boom Boom Room at Boom Boom Room
- When: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 9:00 PM 'til 2:45 AM
- Door Time: 8:00 PM
- Show Type: Ska & Rocksteady & Soul Funk
- Restrictions: 21 & over
** SOUL SKA **
("Epic Jamaican first wave and British second wave Ska & Rocksteady 8 piece Super Group")
* MONKEY *
*DJ Kevvy Kev*
("spins rare selsctions opening and between sets")
Formed in 2014, Soul Ska is a Bay Area collective with a fresh take on the classic ska idiom. The 8-10 piece band is comprised of veteran members the Bay Area scene from bands such as Vinyl, Monophonics, Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra, The Right Time, Albino!, El Radio Fantastique, Jethro Jeremiah Band and more. Drawing equally from the original Jamaican first wave as well as the British second wave, Soul Ska has a rootsy, upbeat sound that leans heavily on vocal harmony and a three-piece horn section. Soul Ska has become a Northern California festival favorite and played rousing sets for huge crowds at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (Mendocino), Ocean Beach Fest (SF), Summer Arts & Music (Humboldt) to name a few.
Soul Ska has had the pleasure of supporting such legendary acts as Yellowman, on Carlos, Capleton, Zulu Spear, Israel Vibrations, Fishbone, Third World and more. Soul Ska supported The English Beat at SF's Independent recently and bandleader Dave Wakeling called the band “Simply smashing!” A sold-out crowd celebrated the release of their debut album “Propaganda” produced by David Simon Baker and their new music video 'Mean Curries” (avail on YouTube) was produced by Agent Ogden (Primus).
Soul Ska's music is avail on Itunes and Spotify and they are active on Facebook, Instagram under – soulskamusic/IG and soulskamusic/FB. Their tour schedule and promo materials are avail on their website at www.soulskamusic.com.
MONKEY is a 5 piece high-energy organ driven, Ska/Reggae group from the SF Bay Area. Their intense live shows and rock-steady rhythms not only get the crowds dancing, it has won them several awards, like the prestigious California Music Award! MONKEY has 4 full-length albums, and has also been featured on over 25 compilations, video games and film soundtracks, including the independent horror-comedy Russ Meyer tribute “Pervert the Movie” on Stag Films. MONKEY has toured the U.S., Europe, Great Britain, Canada, & Mexico. MONKEY has supported world class acts like: Bad Manners, The Specials, The English Beat, The Skatalites, Fishbone, The Slackers, Hepcat and many more...
DJ Kevvy Kev