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Published on 06 February 2020
Event date: 16/10/2020 19:30 Export event
**NEW DATE PENDING**
After 32 years of treating audiences to his own Ska-Rockabilly brand of “Radiation” therapy, Roddy Byers is stepping away from the side of the stage as the Specials’ lead guitarist and into the center spotlight as the frontman/guitarist of his newest and best musical endeavor, the SKABILLY REBELS!
Roddy and his Skabilly Rebels are the next phase of an audio formula Byers has been working to perfect since the day he stepped into the recording studio with the Specials back in the 80s – a fusion of the driving rhythm of Ska and the gritty, hard edge of Rockabilly, also known as “Skabilly.” With the Skabilly Rebel’s debut album, BLUES ATTACK!, Byers and his boys Joe Harcourt (2nd guitar), Lee Pratt (drums), Connor O'Connor (bass), and Adrian R Lee(Sax) bring this sound screaming into beautiful reality, spanning a variety of sonic flavors from the cajun-edged “Black Zodiac,” to the breezy-ska of “Desire,” to the roots-rock flow of “Judgement Day,” to the blues anthem “Another Rusty Nail.” The unique vibe behind each Byers-penned original tune is tied together by that Skabilly heart and soul that flows through Byers’ vagabond voice and shredding guitar licks.
Each song’s rocksteady beat, vocal twang, and rocking riff takes the listener on a thrilling adventure of teenage angst, crazy weekends, long-lost love, cheating hearts, sudden death, and a deep longing for that which a simple department store window is holding back. The subject matter in the 16 tracks is diverse enough to leave any and all listeners able to find a piece of themselves in Byers’ lyrics.
Listen to BLUES ATTACK!, and prepare to move your body to the next, best wave of Ska’s evolution…embrace the sound of REBELLION today!
Support from Kill Spector.
Tickets are £12 and are available online and direct from OFS
THIS IS A STANDING SHOW
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**RESCHEDULED TO 5 MARCH 2021**
Original tickets remain valid.
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original tickets will remain valid for the new date.
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Tickets are £12 and are available via OFS and Online.
THIS IS A SEATED SHOW
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**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 16/17 APRIL 2021**
JOIN THE GIN PARTY ATMOSPHERE AND BE SPOILT FOR CHOICE WITH OVER 100 CAREFULLY SELECTED GINS UNDER ONE ROOF!
Friday 2 October - Evening: 6pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 3 October - Afternoon: 12noon to 4.30pm
Saturday 3 October - Evening: 6pm to 10.30pm
Tickets are £12.50 (+ Booking Fee) and are available online.
CANCELLED: The Smiths Ltd
**THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
With an authenticity and provenance that’s hard to beat The Smiths Ltd are the ultimate tribute.
The Smiths Ltd were formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths.
After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey, the band played their first gig to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular, and the band now plays at venues and festivals all over the UK. Highlights include playing in front of a 2500 capacity crowd at The Manchester Academy to over 4000 on the main stage at Bestival, Camp Bestival and Kendal Calling.
Tickets are £12.50 (£15.00 on the door) and are available online and direct from OFS.