Flying Platane presents
Stranger Cole The Originator of REGGAE hosting and toasting The Judge Dread Memorial presented by The Steadytones bad!backing!
So you thought Judge Dread was dead?…well, not in our hearts, and probably not in yours either. In 2011 the Early Reggae band “The Upsessions” met Flo at one of their shows in Austria. After they had seen Flo’s marvellous imitation of Judge Dread the idea came up to pay tribute to the Judge. From March 2012 the Judge Dread Memorial will enter stages all over Europe and play Judge Dread’s biggest hits, from “Big Six”to “Big Eight” and from “When we were Skins” to “Ska Fever”. Are you a big Judge Dread fan and do you want to sing along with all Judge Dread’s biggest hits?
COME VISIT THE JUDGE DREAD MEMORIAL IN A TOWN NEAR YOU!!
The main act of the night is a superstar in traditional 60s SKA. An undisputed heavyweight of the genre outnumbering most of his colleagues with 12 Nr.1 Hits in Jamaica. The “Origininator of Reggae”, Mr. “Rough and Tough”: STRANGER COLE, if not the most charming performer among fellow pioneers of Jamaican music business is also known for releasing the first ever Reggae song called “Bangarang” recorded with the SKATALITES alto player Lester Sterling.
Next to presenting all his classic early reggae anthems the old school veteran will also be playing tunes from his new record “More Life”. This all original EP is released by Liquidator Music in Spain and is recorded with and by the hottest vintage reggae backing machine out of Germany: The Steadytones.
Don’t miss the chance to experience the journey from the very beginning of popular music in Jamaica with an original hit maker, the originator and Creator who’ll still convince you that he just turned 21 when he enters the stage!
Mr Cole was also the narrator and main character for the Movie “Rocksteady – The roots of reggae”
- The Steadytones\ Originals+ObscuRarities
- The Judge Dread Memorial (the prince of rudeness)
- Stranger Cole