Boss Sounds is back again from October 16th - 17th at the Cluny in Newcastle. Pama International will play one of their final concerts and will be mixed live by the Mad Professor!
Pama International will be joined by Dave "Double Barrel" Barker on a superb Saturday night bill. Ska'd for Life will be guest DJs ensuring a night of ska, reggae and dub. Pama Intl/Mad Professor will be promoting their new dub album, a reworking of PI's critically acclaimed Outernational album (**** Mojo, "an album of substance" Q, "seamless merging of old & new" Echoes), titled "Rewired! In Dub". Dave Barker is famous as part of Jamaican duo, Dave and Ansell Collins who hit the top of the UK and US charts in 1971 with "Double Barrel" and followed it up with "Monkey Spanner". A superb singer Dave was one of the stars of the Boss Sounds Festival in 2007 when he stole the show and joined Prince Buster on stage for a fantastic finale.
The legendary after show party will again be held at "World Headquarters" and will feature, "Ska'd for Life" DJs and the Pangaea Sound System.
Sunday is roots night with, direct from Jamaica, the Mighty Diamonds. One of the most famous vocal groups of the '70s and '80s the Diamonds consist of Donald "Tabby" Shaw (lead vocals) with Fitzroy "Bunny" Simpson and Lloyd "Judge" Ferguson providing harmonies and occaisional lead. Backed up by Sly and Robbie and drum and bass Diamond mania erupted across Jamaica and the across Europe when they signed for Virgin Records in the late '70s. Timeless classics like, "Right Time" and "I Need A Roof" formed the sound track to the era. There biggest hit was the original version of, "Pass The Dutchie" made famous by Musical Youth, originally entitled, "Pass the Kouchie". The Diamonds will be joined by the north east greatest rootsy party band, Diddley Squat, legends of the Green Festival a mighty ten piece joyous combo.www.jumpinhot.com
Boss Sounds Weekender
Saturday 16th Oct Pama International mixed live by Mad Professor with special guest Dave Barker
Sunday 17th Oct Mighty Diamonds, Didley Squat
The Cluny, Newcastle Tickets £15, £25 weekend, 0191 2304474 www.ticketweb.co.uk