Brooklyn, N.Y.… August 21st, 2007… As a part of the Reggae Cabaret series, on Wednesday, September 12th, the legendary Skatalites makes a rare New York appearance at the world famous SOB’s night club, located at 204 Varick Street at the corner of West Houston Street in New York City in celebration of the release of their brand new album, “On the Right Track.” Recorded last year in Australia when the group performed at the East Coast Blues Festival at Byron Bay, “On the Right Track,” features 11 new songs composed by various members of the group. Many will be performed at the show. The Scorchers band will open up for the Skatalites. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Special VIP tickets which include a complimentary appetizer, a drink and an opportunity to meet and greet the Skatalites after the show can be reserved at 212-243-4940. Doors will open at 7pm and show time is at 8pm sharp.
The story of the Skatalites and their contribution to Jamaican music is historic. After decades of touring across the globe, the band’s current line up boast three of the original members, Doreen Schaeffer whose voice has become the signature voice of the Skatalites, drummer Lloyd Knibbs, and saxophonist, Lester Sterling. The group’s meteoric rise during the 60’s was no coincidence. As studio musicians, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Brevett, Jerry Haynes and Jackie Mittoo were the masters. By 1962, when Jamaica was pregnant with excitement of its imminent independence from Britain, Ska was born. A fusion of Boogie-Woogie, Blues, R&B, Jazz, Mento, Calypso and African rhythms, this infectious new beat became the first truly Jamaican music. The ensemble officially took on the name the Skatalites in May, 1964 and recorded their first LP at Studio One in Kingston, “Ska Authentic” and toured the island as the creators of Ska.
Join the Skatalites on Wednesday, September 12th as they celebrate the release of “On the Right Track” with their New York audience at SOB’s. For information please contact Sharon Gordon at 718-421-6927 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit, www.sobs.com or call SOB’s at 212-243-4940.