De Palma’s Dirty Reggae

This Friday sees the return of De Palma after their marathon three day debut over the Easter weekend. With cheeky Steve Fairhurst on bass (ex Ska Faces, Pink Torpedoes, Crackous Rockanroll) Stuart Hill on vocals (ex – Switzerland, Crackous Rockanroll and more recently Section 25), the irrepressible Tommy Couch on drums (also with One Way System/Pink Torpedoes and more) Rob Hulme on guitar (ex – original Stiff Richard line up), boogie woogie Mike Taylor on Keys and of course Angel Hernandez on Sax (who is still with Ska Faces) they promise to deliver dirty reggae and deliver they do.

De Palma cover Bob Marley, UB40, The Specials, The Beat, Amy Winehouse, The Bangles, The Members, and Madness.  It’s an eclectic mixture of the classics and the unexpected with infectious beats and catchy choruses.de palma2

Their tag line is ‘If you like Ska Faces you’ll love this’.  Like Ska Faces they bring an assortment of Ska and Reggae classics but with a rougher, tougher, more playful and relaxed sound to the well polished Ska Faces, if this sounds like a bad thing please be assured that it isn’t. Their raw edginess make for a brilliant and fun atmosphere.

If you fancy jumping up and down with De Palma, here’s where you’ll find them:

The Venue, Cleveleys: Friday 12th April
The Continental, Preston: Friday 26th April
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Blackpool: Saturday 27th April
The Wyre Light, Fleetwood: Friday 3rd May
The Old England, Bispham, Blackpool: Saturday 4th May
The Wainwright Club, Blackpool: Friday 17th May
Stanley Park Bandstand, Blackpool: Sunday 9th June
The Belle Vue, Blackpool: Saturday 15th June
The Station Tavern, Lytham: Friday 28th June
The Venue, Cleveleys: Saturday 29th June
The Blue Room, Blackpool: Friday 5th July
The Royal Oak, Blackpool: Saturday 13th July
Bug Jam, Santa Pod Raceway, Northants: Friday 19th July
The Old Town Hall, Poulton: Saturday 27th July
Uncle Toms Cabin, Blackpool: Friday 2nd August
Blackpool Cricket Club: Saturday 3rd August
The Blue Room Rebellion Warm-up: Thursday 8th August
The Venue, Cleveleys: Friday 9th August
The Wainwright Club, Blackpool: Friday 16th August
The Wyre Light, Fleetwood: Friday 6th September

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  • Jez

    Great band… If you like your ska dirty and your reggae dirtier then these boys will skank you filthy! Nice to see some fresh(ish) faces on the Blackpool scene. Well worth a watch…

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