QLD Ska & Reggae Festival + King Tide & Sunny Coast Rude Boys

Friday 3 April 7:30pm

QLD Ska & Reggae Festival + King Tide & Sunny Coast Rude Boys

Australian Rocksteady & Reggae Heavy-Hitters KING TIDE are coming to the Gold Coast for one night only! They are joined by Ska sensation
The Sunny Coast Rude Boys who will have the dance floor rocking with old skool Ska & 2Tone!
Kicking off the night are the legendary 4’20 Sound from Byron Bay.
If you are in for a big night out of great music & Good Vibes….. This is for you!

“King Tide” have appeared at just about every major music festival in the country. From Womadalaide to Sydney and Brisbane festival opening nights and all festival ports in between. They have released a high charting compilation album, leased tracks and albums in the UK and Japan and been one of the most played reggae bands on Australian radio. “King Tide” is also the the band that gets called upon to be the backing band for touring Jamaican legends. As they have done on several occasions for Jamaican studio one legend “Stranger Cole” Earlier this year they were J.A reggae great ‘Johnny Osborne’s’ band.

“There is much to marvel at when rock steady royalty King Tide take the stage”
BRETT WINTERFORD (Sydney Morning Herald)
*Infectious melody welded to sinuous rock-steady dance rhythms”
ANTHONY O’GRADY (The Australian)
“When the first song, the catchy ‘Atomised’ bounces into life, you know you are in safe rock steady hands’
MARTIN JONES (Rhythm Magazine)
“Simply… and I have written this before, King Tide is one of the best live acts in this country”
PAUL BUSCH (Faster Louder)
“King Tide’s third album ‘Roots pop Reggae’ is a wonderful reason to seek this band out in the flesh’

The Award winning ‘Sunny Coast Rude Boys’ are a 10 piece soundwave playing uplifting Ska & Reggae and drawing on musical influences that have shaped this genre from the Jamaican movement through to UK Two Tone.

The ‘Rudies’ have shared the stage with the likes of Bad Manners, Nicky Bomba, Strange Tenants, The Original Wailers as well as headlining at Island Vibe Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Blues on Broadbeach, Caloundra Music Festival & QLD Ska & Reggae Festival to name a few.

If you like a big fun night of dancing to music from The Specials, Madness, The Beat, UB40, Toots & The Maytals…. This is the band for you!

4’20 SOUND
Dedication, inspiration and collaboration are the terms that best describe The 4’20’ Sound. The ‘outernational’ collective consists of core members from Israel and France plus a team of enthusiasts who base themselves in Byron Bay, Australia through a mutual love for the area. Through all the challenges of migration policies they have left their mark on Australia and the global Reggae scene by developing one of the biggest sound system movements in the Southern hemisphere.

The artists that perform with The 4’20’ Sound would commonly collaborate on music productions whilst in town; recording and then releasing the music onto the global market. 4’20’ Sound’s musical output has received worldwide support by DJs and radio, especially since their productions featured on Mungos HiFi’s renowned Scotch Bonnet Recordings via Parly B’s Lyric Spree LP. Heavyweight, genre-spanning party anthems are the name of their game and on their own independent label have released four singles; Deadly Hunta & Gappy Ranks – Banton Bandits Riddim, Jinx In Dub – Trust Dem, SK Simeon – Ten Outta Ten and Parly B – It Saucy which was played by Sir David Rodigan on BBC1Xtra in the UK.
The 4’20’ Sound’s live show has been developed and refined over the years into what is a
multi-cultural team performance uniting three continents; Oren Selecta of Israel is DJ then we have Katia Demeester from Australia and SK Simeon from Uganda who are both on vocals This is a wonderful thing to see all three on stage performing together at each 4’20’ session.

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