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Spring Heeled Jack

Spring Heeled Jack U.S.A. was a third wave ska band based out of New Haven, Connecticut. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Ron Ragona and drummer Dave Karcich in 1991. After a short breakup, Ragona and Karcich reformed the band with a new lineup. This lineup would record two albums before announcing a hiatus in 2000. While the band members moved on to new bands, their intention was to play the occasional reunion show. This idea was would never come to fruition due to Karcich's sudden death in 2002 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

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Midas

Midas is the name of several different artists. 1. Hailing from Manchester Joe Tarran a.k.a Midas is a Drum and Bass Producer who has seen Releases on Break 9 Recordings His style of dnb is the more Minimal, Ambient flow, but is working on different styles 2. Hailing from Stourbridge, Midas write fast-paced songs about teenage life in the West Midlands set against a powerful musical backdrop. www.myspace.com/midas

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First Degree Burns

Introducing First Degree Burns, founders of a ‘Ska-Hop’ revolution!
A live 8 –piece band with huge stage presence and BIG sound guaranteed to get the party well and truly started.
Since their formation in 2001 First Degree Burns have maintained a belief in creating a sound of invitingly innovative fusions, culminating in an exiting mix of live hip-hop, skank driven ska and rootsy reggae.
The ska-hop revolution has proved an intoxicating elixir...

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Rolf

ROLF are a third wave ska band from The Netherlands who've been writing their own songs since the beginning of 2003, striving to compose the catchiest tunes in the Netherlands. Influenced by a wide array of bands and artists, from The Planet Smashers to Coltrane and from Beef to Big D, the band create a sound that is so energetic that it’s hard to keep your feet from tapping, your butt from shaking and your mouth from smiling!

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Panama

5 artists hail the name Panama: 1. Underground Hip-Hop artist with recent EP titled, "The Weigh In." 2. Panama are a blues rock band from Perth, WA.
They have been described as prehistoric bozo rock and live up to that title by playing songs influenced by none then bands like The Raconteurs and Led Zeppelin. 3. A french hard-rock band influenced by Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. They released three albums between 1998 and 2000. 4. A punk band from Versailles, France active 1980-1984

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Nick Harrison

Nick Harrison is a singer songwriter, he enjoys nothing more that writing music, playin music and referring to himself in the third person.
He is managed by the wonderful Empire Artist Management Recently Nick Harrison signed to A&M Records. This was extremely enjoyable for him. He has currently been working with the Future Cut Productions Ltd, The Rural Productions Ltd, Blair Mackichan Ltd and also the extremely talented Phones corp.

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Idlers

Reggae from The Rock
Idlers are an eleven-piece reggae circus from St. John's, Newfoundland. Their unique sound comes from a love for reggae, ska, afro-beat, peppered with a little of their Atlantic influences. Ringmaster Mark Wilson fronts a solid rhythm section, heavy horns, and tight harmonies bringing audiences to frenzy since they began in April 2006.
Idlers have cultivated a loyal following and are consistently expanding their fan base.

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Dave & Ansell Collins

Dave Barker (born David John Crooks, 10 October 1947, Kingston, Jamaica), a session vocalist, and Ansell Collins (born 1949, Kingston, Jamaica) , a keyboards player, were working for producer Lee “Scratch” Perry in Kingston, Jamaica in the late 1960s, and joined forces in 1971, for the ska single “Double Barrel”. Released on Techniques Records, part of the Trojan Records label, it topped the Jamaican and UK charts in March of that year. It was the first record the celebrated drummer, Sly Dunbar, ever played on. He was aged fourteen at the time.

The follow-up release, the similarly styled “Monkey Spanner” enjoyed the same international success. Most of their recorded work was written by Winston Riley. After cutting an album, Collins and Barker parted company; Collins becoming a top class session player and Barker, now resident in the UK, singing with a number of undistinguished soul groups. They attempted a comeback in 1981 without success.

In 1986, Ansell appeared as one of Ernest Reed’s (Jimmy Cliff) back-up musicians in the reggae-themed comedy film, Club Paradise. He was billed as “Ansel (sic) “Double Barrel” Collins”[3].

Ansell Collins has played and worked with The Upsetters, Black Uhuru, The Mighty Diamonds, Barrington Levy, Gregory Isaacs, U-Roy, Pama International and Jimmy Cliff in a long career.

Dave & Ansell Collins (sometimes billed as Dave and Ansil Collins or Dave & Ansel Collins).

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