The Skatalites: this show has been MOVED TO THE STATE ROOM

55th Anniversary Tour
The Gringos
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Doors 7 | Show 8
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The Skatalites Band show scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd at The Commonwealth Room HAS BEEN MOVED TO The State Room.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Please check your email used at the time of purchase for more information.

The show schedule will remain with the same with DOORS @ 7pm and SHOW @ 8PM.

Thank you for your understanding.


2019 marks the 55th Anniversary of The Skatalites. The original members had played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. They backed most of the vocalists in Jamaica at that time, including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis,Ken Boothe and many more. After disbanding in 1965 the individual members continued playing in various groups as the music evolved from ska to rocksteady to reggae. In the late 70's a resurgence of interest in the music began in the U.K. which caused the creation of many bands such as The Specials, The English Beat, Madness, The Selecter and Bad Manners. This became known as the "Two-Tone era" and these British musicians fused rock music with the ska and reggae. In The early 80's the music started to spread to The U.S.A and other parts of the world and bands began to emerge everywhere playing different flavors of ska and reggae fused with whatever else they wanted to throw in, including hard core , jazz and even punk. In 1983 The Skatalites reunited to play Reggae Sunsplash in Montego Bay and subsequently in London at The Crystal Palace for the U.K version of The Sunsplash event. A few years later they began emigrating to the U.S.A and in 1986 the first US shows began at The Village Gate in NYC. In 1989 the band supported Bunny Wailer on The Liberation Tour and in 1990 they embarked on their first headline tour of The U.S.A. and have not stopped touring the world ever since. The band is available for festivals and also plays in intimate club settings. Their unique infectious brand of real Jamaican ska pleases audiences of all ages across the globe year after year. "We hope you will enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoy performing it for you. "

Forever indebted to the inspiration and talent of: Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Tony DaCosta, Rupert Dillon , Don Drummond, Joseph " Lord Tanamo" Gordon, Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat Roy "Jackie" Mittoo, John " Dizzy Johnny" Moore, Jackie Opel, Doreen Shaffer, Lester Sterling.

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The Gringos


Fresh off tour with his new band The Gringos, veteran ska frontman Nate Robinson, formerly of Two and a half white guys is now gearing up to release his first full-length lp in over a decade. Ska fans are buzzing after seeing The Gringos unstoppable live show and hearing the pre-release track, Get Movin’ on radio shows and ska related podcasts.

Keep your live ska radar tuned for much to come from the new sound sensation in ska, The Gringos.