The Big One 8 is full to the brim of top-quality live ska and we can proudly announce the following bands appearing on Friday 8th
The mischievous rabble from London have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond.
Chainska Brassika are firm party favourites, getting crowds rocking from Glastonbury to Nottinghill Carnival, Rototom Sunplash to Outlook – and even touring the island of Jamaica. Well known for regularly opening for UK ska legends Madness, Chainska are at the forefront of the new UK ska movement, and their crazy live show have got the band regularly onto europe’s biggest stages.
Their debut album ‘Skinna’ was released in late 2015, being championed by reggae DJ David Rodigan and backed with recently being crowned winners of the World Reggae Contest in Poland, beating over 100 bands from 28 countries – despite being predominantly a ska band. This earned the band a trip to record their follow up album in Jamaica at Harry J Studio’s – famous for where Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded the albums Natty Dread, Catch A Fire, Rastaman Vibration & Burnin’.
On 24th November 2017 the band released their follow up album ‘Harry J Business’, recorded at Harry J Studios in Kingston with double Grammy award winning producer Stephen Stewart. The album has a rare feature from Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals which has gained major airplay across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music & BBC Radio 1xtra. The album gained a 6 page review in the world’s biggest reggae magazine ‘Festiville’ organised by Reggaeville and got them invited to showcase at SXSW Festival in Texas, USA. Extensive tours of the UK and Europe to promote the album followed, with big promoters in the USA knocking on the door to get the album toured in the States.
“Well they got me going in the studio, I can tell you…I think that is absolutely brilliant” David Rodigan MBE on BBC Radio 2
“Chainska is one of the most impressive and promising upcoming acts in the reggae/ska genre that I have seen or heard in while” The Skatalites
Hub City Stompers hail from the “hub city” of New Brunswick, NJ. The band was founded and formed by Rev Sinister, former vocalist/frontman for NJ Ska band Inspecter 7. Hub City Stompers’ line up consists of members & ex-members of bands such as Inspecter 7, Bigger Thomas, Professor Plum, Predator Dub Assassins, Bomb Town, and The Best Of The Worst. Proudly roaming the no-man’s-land between the popular ska-core world and the elitist trad-ska world, Hub City Stompers choose to entertain and offend everyone equally and stick to their underground roots. Allied with all in this underground, they share the stage with ska, reggae, oi!, punk, and hardcore bands alike.
Jay Navarro (The Suicide Machines, Break Anchor, Hellmouth) and Eric Abbey (1592) came together to write and record some of the music that they love.
J. Navarro & the Traitors began as a conversation between Jay Navarro (The Suicide Machines, Break Anchor, Hellmouth) and Eric Abbey (1592) about music that they had always played and never played together. From sharing the stage together in the early 1990s and 2000s they wanted to write and play music that they loved. So they took the idea and started writing, focusing on the reggae and Two-Tone sound that had been missing from the Detroit scene. Songs that showcases the feeling of Detroit and the struggles going on throughout the world
Back for more by popular demand. The Crombies have beats that go one step beyond. Riddims that will have you ranking full stop. Ska that will free Nelson Mandela over and over.
Join us from the 8th of November until the 10th for exceptional music raising money for The Teenage Cancer Trust, Youth Music and Tonic Music for Mental Health
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Or HQ on 0330 123 4850
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Willow Cres, Holton Heath, Poole BH16 6JZ