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Event Archive - Long time Slackers side project comes to Canada's Westcoast for the 1st time! (VANCOUVER BC): David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7, The Valuables

Sat. April 9th 2011 - Sat. April 9th 2011 The Cobalt Vancouver BC (No Minors)
10pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm
$12.50 ADV+
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Scratch Records, Highlife Records, Ticketweb, Red Cat Records
Presented by: Victoria BC Ska and Reggae Society, TheTwoTonedTimes
Tickets available now at Zulu Records, Highlife, Redcat, Scratch Records &

David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 have been silently one of the best ska/jazz ensembles in North America for almost 10 years. Spawned by David Hillyard of the living legendary The Slackers, David continued to develop and pursue this band which is a rotating treasure trove of New York's finest ska, jazz and reggae musicians.

Of note Larry McDonald who began his career back at the inception of ska music with Carlos Malcolm’s Afro Jamaicans will be part of the band. McDonald went on to perform on several classic reggae tracks such as Cherry Oh Baby, Funky Kingston, and Rivers of Babylon. Then he left Jamaica and played long stints with Taj Mahal and Gil Scott-Heron.


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David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 (Jazz/Reggae/Ska)

Tenor and soprano saxophonist, David Hillyard is one of the innovators of the American ska scene. His group, the Rocksteady 7, mixes instrumental Jamaican “roots” rhythms ala the Skatalites, Burning Spear, and extended jazz improvisation ala David Murray, Charlie Haden, and Pharaoh Saunders. His forthcoming cd, Get Back UP!, is a blinding t... more info

The Valuables (Soul/Regage)

The classic sounds, the retro tones, and the vintage look of the Valuables are tearing up dance floors all over the Pacific Northwest. Bringing you a blend of reggae and soul, their debut self titled EP is already getting airplay in Vancouver, British Columbia, Los Angeles, California, Montreal, Quebec, Seattle, Washington and London, England. Th... more info