A band put together specifically for this event by the Founder of Orange Street Lee Fletcher we see legends of all kinds come together for a cracking night of SKA with top notch support from SKA DOGS, LEVI and also SOUL BOOTS DJ Kev O’connell and hosted by guest host MC and former Orange Street frontman SAVO! !!!! Let’s first take a look at The HeadlinersBLUE BEAT
Lee Fletcher – Guitar – Founder/Guitarist Orange Street (Orange Street was formed in 1996 by 2 brothers Lee and Ryan Fletcher with some school friends and have become hugely popular all over the country since. They have supported Madness at Guilfest and have been joined on stage by various members of The Specials, and one of their original songs “Rough” topped the Ska charts.)
Ryan Fletcher – Drums – One of Best Ska Drummers you are likely to see (See Lee Fletcher above)
Danny Searle – Vocals – Local Legend and the former frontman of fantastic 90’s Southampton Ska Band Loonee Toons who entertained the masses for over a decade.
Mike Edwards on sax – Top drawer Orange Street Sax Player
Andy Melbourne – Trombone – Orange Street
Stewart Rennie (AKA Jock) – Trumpet – Long Term Manager and trumpet player of Orange Street.
Special Guest – Well you will have to wait to find out.. We may just throw a few clues in along the way !!!!!
Bob Pegg (drums / vox)
Mikey Brewer (guitar / vox)
Conan Elliott (bass guitar / vox)
Leeroy Brooks (Lead vox / Guitar )
An exciting twin guitar attacked band. Surfacing two years ago these guys have made a real mark on the scene playing highly charged sets of orignal reggae numbers, following fantastic appearances at many venues across the south and great sets at Blissfields, The Big One and many other top events these guys are really seeing their hard work pay off.
Portsmouth/Southampton based Ska band playing all your 2 tone classics. These guys have supported Bad Manners, played the BIG ONE and have continued to grow as one hell of a Ska Band and entertain the masses all over Hampshire and a lot of them play in the amazing Strumpet Town. No gig is to big or small for these guys! Great music and great memories coming at ya! Let’s meet them..
Rich Sharp – Guitar
Del Stevenson – Guitar
Wayne Kannesssaa – Energetic Lead Singer of this fantastic band and former Bang Bang Lulu Front man.
Steve Moody – Trumpet
Dan Stedman – Drums
Matt Carless – Trombone
SOUL BOOTS DJ KEVIN O’CONNELL
National Scooter Rally DJ Kevin O’Connell of Soul Boots tops the event off with some of the best tunes. This man knows his game and knows exactly what the crowd want and the place will be jumping.
FINALLY OUR GUEST HOST MC FOR THE NIGHT
We are pleased to announce Stuart “SAVO” Savage The Ex Frontman of Orange Street will be hosting/MCing the event. A great guy with bags of talent, well respected and a personality perfect for a night of SKAAAA.
As we say.. If you love Ska then you will love this event!.. Polish those boots.. Tighten them braces, shine them boots and let’s blow the roof of The 1865. A night of top quality Ska with some top people and great memories to be made. Much love and cheers for all your support SKA CENTRAL and The 1865!