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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 2ND ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL: New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, Easy Big Fella, Two and a Half White Guys, Mad Bomber Society, Kiltlifters, The Bloodwarmers, Chocomo Sound, Victoria Firedancers

Sat. September 8th 2001 - Sat. September 8th 2001 Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages)
1:30PM - 10pm doors at 1PM
$25 advance
Tickets at: Lyles Place, A&B Sound, Ditch Records & Cds


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Easy Big Fella (Ska, Swing and Reggae)

"Ska for this and the next Millennium. Swing, lounge, ska, rocksteady and reggae are genres that Easy Big Fella have incorporated into their unique blend of music." more info

Two and a Half White Guys (reggae,dub, rocksteady, ska)

What's in a name, anyway? Two and a Half White Guys, that's what. Not only is it a name that sticks in your head, but it's a band with a sound and style as unique as the name itself. With the band's roots at the base of Utah's Wasatch mountain range, one can hardly imagine where five individuals would get the inspiration to create such a fluid me... more info

Mad Bomber Society (Ska)

Mad Bomber Society is a seven-piece band from Edmonton playing heavy, danceable ska influenced by the instrumental sound of the Skatalites, the attitude of the British 2-Tone movement, with touches of 60's groove, surf, and rockabilly more info

Kiltlifters (Van Isle ska/reggae/rock)

If you’ve forgotten how to party then take a crash course from these Nanaimo-based musical dervishes, who deliver a wacky version of west coast ska that has been accessorized with hilarious vocals, a four-man horn line, and a mandate to get the whole crowd going crazy. The band consists of drummer Brodie Ketelsen, vocalist/saxman Matthew Carter, ... more info

The Bloodwarmers (Ska)

The Ska's the Limit Bloodwarmers on the rise It's all about the show. These high-energy musicians are known for their explosive ska performances focused on the audience need to move. If you don't jump up and join in, check your pulse "cause you must be dead!" says manager and trombone contortionist Allen Pleasants. The Bloodwarmers are a si... more info