Duck Soup is a danish ska band. They play 2 tone ska, and are clearly inspired by bands as the Specials, The Selecter and The (English) Beat. The band kicked off back in 1982, during the punk- and mod revival movement in Denmark. The band broke up in 1984, but decided to reestablish it again 9 years after. Since then they have played a loadful of concerts, released one full-length album (Planet Ska, 1998) and starred on a couple of compilations as well. The band is still playing live, and a new album is said to be on it's way.
Born Dave Crooks in 1948, Dave Barker is most well known for his recordings under the name of Dave & Ansil Collins. He worked as both a singer and deejay.
The Holiday Plan are a London based rock band who had brief success on MTV2 and enjoyed singles and EPs on various major and indie record labels. They toured with many big acts including Reuben. The band split up in 2005 to reform under a different name to concerntrate on playing closer to London so they could afford to have jobs instead of expensive touring all the time. 2010 sees The Holiday Plan reforming and playing shows again! This is good news for everyone!
Apples For Everyone are a London based folk punk band whose sound takes the eclecticism of Arcade Fire, the passion of Bright Eyes and the playful melodic strength of Madness. Band influences range from indie to ska, blues to folk, motown to trance. Unwilling to succumb to the standard four-piece indie set up, instruments played include trumpet, violin, flute and bagpipes. Their 14 members occupy the stage, swapping instruments and dancing amongst the audience. No topic is out of bounds for the group’s 7 songwriters; love, sex, death and plate tectonics are all given airtime.
Junior Murvin (born Murvin Smith Jr. in Port Antonio, circa 1949) is a Jamaican reggae artist. He is best known for the classic single "Police and Thieves", produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1976. Murvin's soaring voice and the infectious rhythm made "Police and Thieves" into an international hit during the summer of 1976. The song was so influential that it was recorded by the punk rock pioneers The Clash on their debut album the following year.
There are two artists with the name Shoot The Moon; one a jazz influenced band from NJ, US, the other a seven piece ska-reggae unit from the South West of England. 1) Shoot the Moon - as featured in the picture. North Jersey's Shoot.The.Moon was formed in late 2004 by Dan Pomponio, Joe Mankin, and Alex Drach. Jake Egan and Matt Lott followed shortly after to complete the line-up. Blending elements of Jazz, Pop, and Electronic music, Shoot.The.Moon creates a flavorful, unique breed of Rock. With extensive touring of the eastern U.
Once upon a time, my roommates and myself spent a magical summer in Mississippi with these guys and we kept in touch for a short period of time and now I have no idea what happened to them... they were AWESOME though and anyone who has any info about what they're doing these days gets a cookie!