The BIG One 7Festival Weekend
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Formed in 2010 by ex-members of DEAL’S GONE BAD and LORD MIKE’S DIRTY CALYPSONIANS with a very simple idea – start out as a 2-TONE cover band
playing the hits of THE SPECIALS, BAD MANNERS, BEAT, MADNESS, etc – the later create 2-TONE versions of songs that have that ska potential! Original DGB singer “Lord” Mike Park once again was on the case and recruited a top notch troop that included ex-DGB keyboard player Karl Gustafson, DGB guitarist Dave Simon, Vee Sonnets on lead guitar, Jason Berry on bass, and Matt Meuzelaar on drums. The band’s first 2-TONE’d studio cut was NINEY THE OBSERVER’s “BLOOD & FIRE” released on a limited edition 7″ single, with a new version of the classic DGB song “MAD AT THE WORLD” on the flip. It was an instant hit, the single got dancefloors moving all across the world! A couple years later they recorded an amazing version of THE CLASH’s “ENGLISH CIVIL WAR” for the CLASH GOES JAMAICAN compilation.
In 2015 the band began recording their debut full length album “DANCE CRAZEE”, which we are so proud to present to you at the start of 2016! “DANCE CRAZEE” features 11 cuts of classic British second wave 2-TONE ska, they have re-recorded the songs from their singles and have added killer versions of BILLY BRAGG’s “LEVI STUBB’S TEARS”, PRINCE BUSTERS’ “WASH WASH”, “DANCE CLEOPATRA”, the MUNSTERS theme and two songs recorded with RODDY RADIATION of THE SPECIALS, including his original “HEY LITTLE RICH GIRL” and the band’s first original tune “IT’S NOT YOU”.
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