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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 1ST SKA FESTIVAL (Free afternoon performances): Chris Murray, Monkey Spanker, Chocomo Sound, The Bloodwarmers, Skanky Crackdown

Sat. August 12th 2000 - Sat. August 12th 2000 Market Square (All Ages)
12:30pm - 4pm doors at 12noon


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Chris Murray (Ska/Reggae/Folk)

Chris Murray is a unique force on today's music scene. Born in Toronto, he earned a strong reputation as a dynamic performer and gifted songwriter as leader of influential Canadian ska group King Apparatus. Upon the band's breakup, he relocated to Los Angeles, emerging as a solo artist with The 4-Track Adventures Of Venice Shoreline Chris, recorded... 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

Skanky Crackdown (Ska)

The name of this band describes the experience of its gigs, including Victoria's first Ska Festival. Skanky means that you want to skank to the tunes; Crackdown describes how a gig can be like a raid from which nobody escapes. Formed as a nine-piece ska band in Victoria in 1999, founder bassist Glenn ("Skanky G") had paid close attention during ... more info