Saturday March 28th 2009

EVERSHOT Village Hall

Doors open 8.00pm BAR £6 on door

Diamond sound rocksteady ska and roots reggae.

Those charming purveyors of old skool Ska and Rocksteady Boy Le Monti are up to their usual brassy/dancey stuff, returning to Evershot village hall on Saturday 28th March.For this gig they are excited to be joined by the legendary Rico Rodriguez MBE on Trombone. Rico is one of the originals of Jamaican music. He was a pupil in the 1940’s at the Alpha Boys School, alongside many other future star names of Ska & Reggae. Rico was taught trombone by fellow pupil Don Drummond and was soon playing on early Ska recordings in Kingston. He came to live in England in the early 60’s along with Prince Buster and others, bringing the sounds of the Caribbean with them.

In the 70s and 80s he was a member of the Specials and The Selector playing seminal horn licks on hits including Message to you Rudi and Ghost Town Awarded the MBE in 2007 for “services to music” with a recording career spanning 50 years, he’s still playing with the likes of Jools Holland & Jerry Dammers. Rico’s enthusiastic reaction to Boy le Monti’s debut album last year …”you’re playing MY music”, has led to him visiting a hidden corner of North Dorset to play with the band. The gig at Evershot promises to be a cracker!

£6.00 on the Door