The Skatalites

GMBG Presents

The Skatalites

Rude King, Sally Majestic

Sun Nov 18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill

$14-$300

This event is 16 and over

$5 (GA) Pre Sale 6/18-6/22 from 10AM-11PM! On-sale Sat. 6/23 @ 10AM!

$14 Advance/ $16 Day of Show/ $25 Premier Balcony/ $125 Premier Tables/ $300 Premier Cabanas

The Skatalites
The Skatalites
“We hope you enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoy performing it for you!”
- TOMMY MCCOOK greeting the audience at every performance of The Skatalites he hosted.

The Skatalites began performing in Jamaica in May 1964. The group was so hot that their first rehearsal became a show. So many people had lined up outside the venue, they decided to just charge admission and let everybody in! They were the top musicians on the island at the time, having come together after playing in different bands and on various recording sessions. These records were made to be played at the many competing sound systems around the island. The band became legendary, backing all the developing artists of the day, such as Toots and The Maytals, Prince Buster and "The Wailing Wailers" featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. These groups were all recording on the new beat called ska, which had an infectious rhythm that was catching on like wildfire. Eventually, the beat slowed down into rocksteady, and then reggae. This wildfire spread unstoppably around the world, developing into a huge musical tree with many stylistic branches, including lovers rock, dub, dancehall/raggae, ska-punk, and others. Hugely popular groups like The Police, The Clash, The Specials, The English Beat, Sublime, and No Doubt all have their roots firmly planted in the music of The Skatalites.

Since reforming after an almost 20 year hiatus in 1983, and beginning regular touring as a unit in 1989, they have not stopped thrilling audiences in every corner of the globe. Even after 48 years, and various lineup changes as members leave one stage for another, the band continues to perform and record new music in the inimitable Jamaican style, like only they can. The road has been long and hard, and sadly, seen most of the original members pass on. Often asked "When will you stop?" and "How do you keep doing it after all these years?", the answer is simple: Never. It's the love of the music and the way our fans respond that keep us going forward!

Featuring original alto sax man Lester "Ska" Sterling and vocalist Doreen Shaffer, along with the current lineup of outstanding musicians they have chosen to accompany them, the band proudly presents live the music of Jamaican Ska.

Forever indebted to the inspiration and talent of Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Don Drummond, Jerome “jah jerry” Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat “Jackie” Mittoo, John “Dizzy Johnny”Moore, and Lester Sterling, collectively known as The Skatalites.

Visit www.skatalites.com for more history and info about the band. Connect with them at facebook.com/skatalites and twitter.com/skatalites.
Rude King
Rude King
When it comes to great Ska music in Dallas, look no further than Rude King. Formed in 2003 in Chicago and transplanted to Dallas in 2006, Rude King has taken the scene by storm with high energy live shows and a sound rooted in 2-tone Ska, but infused with an intensity and style all their own. This dual fronted, seven-piece ska act includes male and female singers, a tight and soulful rhythm section, blistering guitar leads and a scorching-hot horn section.

Rude King's new release "Ruder, Better, Faster, Stronger" has been a well received follow-up to their debut EP, "Rude To The Last Drop".

Known for putting on exciting live performances, Rude King enjoys success as a hot act in the Midwest, Southwest and along the West coast. Rude King is equally comfortable headlining or playing a supporting role for other regional and national touring bands. Rude King has shared the stage with many of the greats in Ska music like The Toasters, Mustard Plug, Deals Gone Bad, Big D and the Kids Table, Fishbone, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Bad Manners, Chris Murray, and more.

Locally, you'll find Rude King at every ska show actively promoting a growing Dallas Ska scene and playing local top notch venues like Trees, Liquid Lounge, Prophet Bar, and many more.

Through a steady touring schedule, Rude King is finding bigger and broader audiences; solidifying their place in the national Ska music scene. By continuing to write great songs performed by inspired musicians, they continue to impress fans and gain the respect of their peers and fans around the US and internationally.
Sally Majestic
Sally Majestic
Rather, Sally Majestic's music is a melodic and approachable blend of alternative pop/rock, punk, and reggae. Formed in 2001, Sally Majestic is hardly the only alterna-rock combo that has been inspired by Jamaican sounds. The music of Sally Majestic is at once both challenging and engaging, and can be described as The Police meets Weezer. And while The Police and Weezer have a more polished sound, Sally Majestic tends to favor a rawer, more rugged approach.
Venue Information:
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
10261 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX, 75220
http://gasmonkeybarngrill.com