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The DESMOND DEKKER ACES band featuring DELROY WILLIAMS and WINSTON FRANCIS along with special guests DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS will perform in the UK this summer.

The big show takes place on 13 September at Kingsmeadow Live! in Kingston with tickets priced at £15 in advance.


BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS honoured in London with ‘blue plaque’

The BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS blue plaque unveiling ceremony finally took place on Saturday (8 September) in Neasden, North West London.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said how symbolic the ceremony was in recognising the African-Caribbean contribution to the economy. Michael Adeyeye, the mayor of Brent, added that he considered it an honour to be presiding over such a momentous event.


DAVE BARKER interviewed on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC 6 Music show

Dave “Double Barrel” Barker, of DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS fame, joined radio DJ Mark Radcliffe on Monday to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence.

The long interview included him playing classic track “Monkey Spanner” alongside “I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down” from the new PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS album Two Tone Gone Ska.


Newcastle date added to DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS tour

Legendary Jamaican duo DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS will be coming to Newcastle on their upcoming tour of the UK which kicks off later this month.

The tour includes:


New PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS album artwork revealed

Phoenix City Records has released the artwork for the upcoming PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS album 2 Tone Gone Ska which is out in August/September.

Unfortunately all three PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS July shows have been cancelled, but the band will be touring with DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS throughout August and September.

The dates are:


DAVE & ANSELL COLLINS line up UK tour dates; plus FISHBONE tickets on sale

Legendary Jamaican band DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS will return to the UK later this year for a run of shows across the country.

The “first dates” that have been announced by the London International Ska Festival include gigs in London, Manchester, Brighton and the Isle of Wight in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence.


DAVE BARKER added to London International Ska Fest 2012 line-up

The London International Ska Festival has revealed the latest addition to the 2012 line-up: reggae legend DAVE BARKER, the voice of DAVE & ANSELL COLLINS.

After reuniting with Collins to perform at last year’s festival with THE CAROLOREGIANS, Barker has agreed to perform for the second year running with the PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS.