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Monday, March 15th, 2021

The dancehalls of 70s Britain enjoyed it’s penchant for short, simple and loud guitar based tunes with anthem-like choruses, strongly prevalent in the glam rock hits of the day. It is those shouted choruses, like chants on the stadium terraces, cheering on the footy team, that resonate as a primal call to arms. The Glam scene acted as a proto punk movement sharing it’s unashamed desire to break fashion norms and push the boundaries of British society in the 70’s.

Blockbuster focus’s on the classic 1970’s era of Glam Rock. The album splits the style into a handful of scenes. The first rocknroll revival of Mud, Sweet and Mott the Hoople. The second generation of song writers like Roxy Music, T-Rex, Bowie, Elton John. The third generation of teen pop idols like ABBA, Bay City Rollers. We’ll also include American garage rock, Iggy Pop, New York Dolls, Lou Reed. Also, the sophisticated crossovers like Queen and Electric Light Orchestra.

Boss – Tribute to Original Sounds

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

BOSS a Tribute to Original Sounds’ celebrates an international love affair with Jamaican music. Since the early 60’s the sound of Jamaica’s distinct syncopated lilt has filled dancefloors and sold records across the globe. Boss pays tribute to the great music of the 60’s and 70’s that inspired 1000’s to follow.
Musicians from across the globe have contributed their time and skills to the creation of these 70 tracks for a 4 disc CD boxset. It includes tracks originally recorded by the pioneers of ska, reggae and rocksteady, including Laurel Aitken, The Skatalittes, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals and many more.

Our Way The Rat Pack Collection CD

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Ska and swing have enjoyed a close relationship ever since Jamaica opened its first recording studios. They were the toast of Hollywood, a group of actors who came together at the Los Angeles home of silver-screen stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But their effect on the popular culture would make them international stars. The Rat Pack was a supergroup of entertainment and comedy who often appeared together in concerts, on TV or in movies. They sang, they told jokes, they did comedy sketches — most of all, they had a blast. The official roster was Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and of course, Frank Sinatra. All five stars appeared in Ocean’s Eleven, which was filmed in Las Vegas, and frequently performed together at The Sands,
also in Las Vegas. Our Way The Rat Pack Collection will be a collection of the music popularised by The Rat Pack and includes many of the Jazz standards of the times. It will include material by other performers who were frequent guests at The Sands Club including Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Buddy Greco, Shirley MacLaine, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Dean Martin, Frankie Laine, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Jack Jones, Rita Reys, Steve Lawrence, Liza Minnelli and Cleo Laine.

VIVA! Songs of Freedom

Friday, November 12th, 2021

The connection between music and politics, particularly political expression in song, has been seen in many cultures. Protest writing predates both the recording and music industries. Oral tradition, or oral lore, is knowledge passed on through, art, ideas, and cultural material preserved and transmitted orally from one generation to another. Abolition, women’s suffrage, human rights civil rights, the anti-war movement and 1960s counterculture, the feminist movement, the sexual revolution, and environmentalism. ‘VIVA! The Freedom Songs’ contains 70 songs recorded by bands across the globe-spanning over 100 years of music history.