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44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton. BN1 1UN

Sat 15 Feb 2025

(Doors: 1:00 pm)

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Pama Int’l Perform The Trojan Songbook Pt.2

THE LONDON INT’L SKA FESTIVAL PRESENT: Pama Int’l Perform The Trojan Songbook Pt.2

 

Pama International’s connection to Trojan Records is a long one.  In 2006 they became the first new band to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years.  The, critically acclaimed, resulting album ‘Trojan Sessions’ featured original songs penned by band writer/producer/keyboardist – Sean Flowerdew for reggae royalty; Derrick Morgan, Dawn Penn, Dave & Ansel Collins, AJ Frankin (Chosen Few), Dennis Alcapone and Winston Francis.  In 2016 Pama International launched the official Trojan Records club night at Heavenly Records’ London venue – The Social.  And in 2018 they performed a highly popular two month ‘Trojan Records songbook’ UK tour, which culminated in two sold-out shows at the O2 Academy Islington.

We are now delighted to announce that spring 2025 see’s Pama International return with The Trojan Songbook part 2!  A brand new, two set show, that not only stars unique interpretations of Trojan Records’ iconic back catalogue, but also original material from the bands first reggae album in eight years – Return of the Unity Rockers, (a “superb disco reggae crossover inspired by the late 70’s/early 80’s dancefloors”).

 

Every customer attending the show will receive a free collectors Trojan songbook (only available at the shows), which features the lyrics and history of each song, interviews and more!

 

From its launch in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records enjoyed no less than 36 major UK hits between 1969 and 1975 and in so doing introducing the likes of Ken Boothe, Bob & Marcia, John Holt, Jimmy Cliff, Dave & Ansel Collins, The Pioneers and Toots & The Maytals to a global audience.

 

Since their formation in 2001 Pama International have released 18 albums, recorded 5 BBC sessions (for Radio One at Maida Vale, Radio 2/Janice Long, and BBC 6 music’s Craig Charles at Abbey Road). They’ve also been championed by BBC’s David Rodigan (who first played them back in 2001 on his Kiss show), Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, Don Letts, Huey Morgan, Chris Hawkins and xfm’s Jon Kennedy.

 

They have collaborated with the aforementioned reggae royalty, plus Ken Boothe, Mad Professor, Billy Bragg, Wrongtom, Snowboy and members from; The Specials, Madness, Galliano, Steel Pulse, Lee Perry’s Upsetters, the Style Council and the Paul Weller band!  Not content to keep his music to record alone, band founder/songwriter – Sean Flowerdew, has had his music included in over 20 film and television shows, the most successful being Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Hollywood blockbuster Fools Gold.

 

Live, the band built a huge following playing and touring with; The Specials, Madness, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals, Prince Buster, Lee Perry, Max Romeo, Georgie Fame, Bob Andy, Misty In Roots and The Clash’s Mick Jones. Their reputation was further cemented with performances at; Glastonbury, Womad, Boomtown, Beautiful Days, Big Chill, Wickerman, Kendal Calling and sell-out shows at London’s iconic 100 Club and Jazz Cafe, and in 2018, they launched their soul revue to 7000 people at Alexandra Palace.

 

Come join us for a truly unique celebration of the world’s iconic Trojan Records presented to you by Pama International.

 

‘premier rocksteady’  David Rodigan BBC1xtra

‘as ever, their productions & taste are faultless’  Craig Charles BBC6music

‘they’re right up there with the best soul & reggae bands in the UK’  Chris Hawkins BBC6music


THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE KOMEDIA BASEMENT

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AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)

 

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What people are saying...

Cracking little venue, intimate, great acoustics, friendly staff, middle of town, nice beer selection, fair prices.What more could you want?

Great place to see bands. Not too big . Not too small. Excellent views plus TV screens in all areas. Disabled parking in the street behind. Good eateries locally after gig.

Komedia continues to have club nights that suit all ages. It is a brighton institution that should be revered.

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