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DANDY LIVINGSTONE and NEVILLE STAPLE kick off UK shows

Ska legends DANDY LIVINGSTONE and NEVILLE STAPLE will embark on a short UK tour taking in London, Wakefield and Blackpool.

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NEVILLE STAPLE lines up show with DANDY LIVINGSTONE

2Tone ska performer NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS has teamed up with Jamaican legend DANDY LIVINGSTONE for a show in London.

Adding to ‘Three generations of ska’ BUSTER SHUFFLE is the main support act on the night.

The show takes place on 22 April 2016 at Under The Bridge in Hammersmith.

Tickets cost £20 in advance.

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DANDY LIVINGSTONE & THE SELECTER for Skamouth 2015

The organisers of the Skamouth weekend have revealed DANDY LIVINGSTONE and THE SELECTER will perform at their 2015 event.

The festival takes place at the Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth on 27-30 March 2015.

Tickets are priced from around £90, secured with a £30 deposit. Call 01493 857 231 now to book!

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TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM selects ‘England playlist’

Daddy Ad and Earl Gateshead from TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM have selected their favourite Jamaican songs that have influenced English ska and reggae acts for The Guardian.

According to the feature, “From the Specials in Coventry to Massive Attack in Bristol, England has long had a love affair with Jamaican music.”

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London International Ska Festival closing speeches + DANDY LIVINGSTONE sound check

The closing speeches from the London International Ska Festival 2012 have been caught on video and provide further explanation as to DANDY LIVINGSTONE’s no-show on Friday night

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DANDY LIVINGSTONE hit with food poisoning: pulls out of 40yr comeback show

Jamaican reggae legend DANDY LIVINGSTONE was struck down with food poisoning last night forcing him to pull out of his 40-year comeback show at the London International Ska Festival.

The "Rudy A Message To You" singer was taken ill, however his no-show was announced just 25 minutes before the 10pm curfew at the Islington Academy.

According to the DJ that had to make the onstage announcement,  an "official announcement" will be made today.

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London gets ready for International Ska Festival 2012: DANDY LIVINGSTONE comeback show!

The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital this weekend and features 40 top ska acts from around the world.

Among the many highlights of the bank holiday weekend (3-6 May), DANDY LIVINGSTONE is set to play his world exclusive comeback show after 40 years on 4 May at the O2 Academy Islington.

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FISHBONE added to London International Ska Festival

The London International Ska Festival is shaping up to be one of the hottest events of 2012 with news of the latest line-up addition: FISHBONE.

The legendary Los Angeles ska/rock group will be joining THE PIONEERS, DANDY LIVINGSTONE and DAWN PENN, among many others.

The band is celebrating 25 years and is currently on the Controlled Substance Sound Labs record label. It's latest EP Crazy Glue came out last month, while a full-length album is reportedly being planned.

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THE PIONEERS added to London International Ska Festival

Legendary Jamaican band THE PIONEERS are the latest headline addition to the London International Ska Festival 2012.

The vocal trio, comprising of Sydney Crooks, Jackie Robinson and George Dekker, had an international breakthrough track with “Long Shot Kick De Bucket” (covered by THE SPECIALS), followed by “Give & Take” and JIMMY CLIFF cover “Let Your Yeah Be Yeah”.

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DAWN PENN & DANDY LIVINGSTONE added to London ska fest

Legendary Jamaican singers DANDY LIVINGSTONE and DAWN PENN have been added to the London International Ska Festival 2012 line-up.

DANDY LIVINGSTONE, real name Robert Thompson, is best known for the song “Rudy A Message To You” as well as “Reggae In Your Jeggae” and “People Get Ready”.

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