Tag: The Specials

Boom Town Reveal The Specials, Cypress Hill, M.I.A for Chapter 9

Boomtown have just announced their first wave of acts for Chapter 9, showcasing the festival’s signature mix of expansive genres, with unique acts spearheading a vast roster of talent. Joining previously announced 2 Tone ska legends The Specials are; hip hop pioneers Cypress Hill, world infused London M.I.A., multi award winning Arrested Development,reggae superstar Toots and the Maytals, 90s legends Chaka Demus & Pliers,  sounds from cult classic film with TheOriginal Blues Brothers Band, folk-punk star Frank Turner, Bob Marley’s eldest son and founding member of the ‘Melody Makers’ Ziggy Marley and folk-rock act Newton Faulkner. The 60,000 capacity Hampshire festival is the only fully immersive music and theatrical festival in the UK and have followed up their storyline trailer for 2017 by...

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Rock Media: The Most Anticipated Rock Concerts in the UK

Some Of The Most Anticipated Rock Music Concerts in the UK Our RockShot Music Magazine team together with our friends from Ticket Select in the UK from have prepared a list of exciting rock music events you should consider going along to in 2016. We actually like Ticket Select’s clean interface and an easy way to search for events and tickets. Click the links around the names to see what we mean. Rod Stewart Fans of great music will be excited to welcome Rod Stewart back to the UK  With a 50-year career he is of the most famous British rock singers of all time....

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All Quiet Now: John ‘Brad’ Bradbury The Specials Drummer.

Jerry Dammers remembers John ‘Brad’ Bradbury, drummer with The Specials, who sadly died on Monday 28th December 2015. Hearing of Brad’s death has been a great shock to me and it is a very sad day indeed. I was friends with Brad and the two of us shared a house some time before the Specials . He was highly intelligent, had a very mischievous sense of humour which could be very funny, and he played the drums with an incredible amount of energy which was a very important part of the Specials’ sound and live shows. We had some...

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Live: The Specials @ The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse is heaving with those ready to skank. It’s the first of three nights that The Specials are playing at London’s venerable circular venue, as part of the band’s ongoing reunion tour. The surprising opener is the cool chill of Ghost Town, their number one hit single from 1981. With a set comprised of familiar songs, perhaps the best way to keep people guessing is to introduce one of the most prized possessions upfront, before everyone has even got their drinks from the bar? Early on in the set, we are treated to Friday Night/Saturday Morning, Stereotype and...

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