Jazzy ska from London

We tour Brixton

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May 6, 2019 Comments are off

We have played a couple of gigs in Brixton on the last two Sunday evenings.

First we played Upstairs at the Ritzy – always a favourite for us as the sound there is so good. It’s a lovely small venue. And as we were the only band we got to play two full sets.

We had a blast and we think the audience did too. The set list we played is below.

Here’s Annie at the Ritzy.

And last night we got to play a very different gig just down the road at the Hootananny – somewhere we haven’t played for a few years. If the Ritzy is small and intimate, the Hootananny is the opposite – big and loud. We played one long set starting at a quarter past midnight to a big and appreciative crowd, who sang along with many of the songs. It was a long evening given that we had soundchecked at just after six, but worth it as we got a great reception.

Thanks to Cecil Reuben, who has been promoting reggae at the Hootananny for years, for putting us on again.

And it was good to see a poster from when we supported Neville Staple – nearly ten years ago – still on the band room wall.

And here’s Frank onstage:

 

Hootananny set

  • Chinatown
  • Guns of Navarone
  • Latin Goes Ska
  • Tide Is High
  • I’m in the Mood For Love           
  • Work Song
  • Enola Gay
  • Monkey Man  
  • London Calling
  • One Step Beyond
  • Simmer Down
  • 10 Out Of 10
  • Tainted Love
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Night Boat To Cairo
  • Gangsters

Ritzy set

  • Chinatown
  • Guns of Navarone
  • Latin Goes Ska
  • Tide Is High
  • Mood For Love
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me
  • Work Song
  • Mambo Number 5
  • Enola Gay
  • Mad World
  • London Calling
  • Monkey Man
  • Red Red Wine
  • One Step Beyond
  • Misirlou
  • Mountain King
  • Come Dancing
  • Simmer Down
  • 10 Out Of 10
  • Tainted Love
  • Rudy A Message To You
  • Baggy Trousers
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Night Boat To Cairo
  • Gangsters