Saturday, August 12, 2023 . 8PM
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The Ska-talites were formed in 1964 in Kingston, Jamaica by key studio musicians Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Knibb, Don Drummond, Jah Jerry Haynes, Jackie Mittoo, Johnny Moore, and Jackie Opel. Together they created a music called Ska.
The musicians had already been playing together in various studios and had played on many hit records of the time, backing groups including The Wailing Wailers (featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer), Toots and The Maytals, Jackie Opel, Doreen Shaffer, Ken Boothe and Alton Ellis. They performed together as the Ska-talites for the first time at the Hi-Hat club in Rae Town, Kingston.
The band’s debut album was released in 1964 on Studio One Records. Also in 1964 “Man in the Street”, written by Don Drummond, entered the UK Top 10. Between May 1964 and August 1965 they recorded hundreds of instrumentals and vocal tunes, but in 1965 they played their last show and disbanded to pursue their own individual careers.
In 1983 most of the members reunited and started playing shows in Jamaica and abroad. In the intervening years the music had spread around the world, and especially to England where the music had evolved into a genre known as 2Tone. White and black musicians were playing together, fusing a punk attitude with Ska rhythms and a strong social commentary. Bands like The Specials, The Selecter, Madness, The English Beat and Bad Manners were all paying homage to the music of The Ska-talites.
Meanwhile, members of the Ska-talites had emigrated to the USA, and by 1986 had started playing engagements there. In 1989 they embarked on their first tour of the USA as the support act for the legendary Bunny Wailer. Since then they have released eight studio albums, including the two Grammy nominated albums; “Hi-Bop Ska: The 30th Anniversary Recording”, and “Greetings from Skamania”.
In 1990 they did their first headline tour of the USA with 25 dates across the country. In 1991 they started touring Europe and the world and have been on the road ever since.
From Glastonbury to FujiRock, Montreux Jazz Festival, WOMAD, Reggae on The River, Reggae on The Rocks and every festival and club in most corners of the world, The Ska-talites continue to excite their audiences with their own infectious brand of original Jamaican ska.
Why is there a difference in price for available seats at The Music Room?
All seating at The Music Room is acquired with a first come, first served basis approach. The Music Room provides all patrons with a live musical experience above and beyond your average concert hall, and supporting this vision are the 4 tiers of available seats at The Music Room. With a nod to classic record sales certification, the 4 tiers are: Diamond, Double Platinum, Platinum, and Gold. Seats range in price based on several factors including artist availability and distance to the stage.
Do you have the same number of seats for each tier?
No. The Diamond tier of seats only has 12 seats available. These seats are 4 top rounds located right at the foot of the stage. You cannot get any closer to the artist than these 12 seats. These are considered premium seats and are usually purchased by the most ardent fans.
The Double Platinum sections features 4 top square tables and one special 2 top rectangle, and there are 14 seats available. Still very close to the stage, these seats provide an exceptional view and personal experience. Table no. 7 is a 2 top rectangle that sits just to the right of the stage and back approximately 6 feet. It is an extremely popular table.
The Platinum section of seats has a mixture of 4 top squares, two 3 high top rounds, and 9 drink rail seats that are bar height. The total number of seats in the Platinum section is 37. These are all excellent seats and reside in the main room. Depending on a viewer’s personal taste, a table, a high top, or a drink rail might be the right choice, but they are all fabulous and unobstructed.
Gold seating is available in the bar area and can be considered first come, first serve general admission. Most of the seats are unobstructed but depending how patrons sit at the bar or high tops, there might be a slight obstruction. Standing room is permitted in the Gold section. The sound is excellent and most Gold level tickets are purchased by patrons that want to be near the bar specifically or by patrons wanting to be further away from the stage by design. Please refer to our pictures to determine if this area is what you are looking for. There are 24 Gold seats available and or Standing Room.
*TICKET DISCLAIMER: The Music Room has a NO REFUND POLICY. In the event of a cancellation/reschedule, The Music Room will always honor the purchased ticket for the same seat and same artist at the original price. If a show is cancelled and not rebooked, ticket holder will be issued a credit towards any future show/event at The Music Room. Ticket holder assumes all risks, hazards, and dangers. Event subject to change. No ticket required for entry. Please bring I.D*