“Well, they got me going in the studio, I can tell you… I think that is absolutely brilliant” - David Rodigan MBE on BBC Radio 2
“Chainska is one of the most impressive and promising upcoming acts in the Reggae/Ska genre that I have seen or heard in a while" - The Skatalites
CHAINSKA BRASSIKA are hitting the road this November for a UK headline tour.
Chainska Brassika are pleased to announce they will be heading out on a UK tour in November. The band will be visiting some of their favourite cities and bringing their trademark good time vibes with them.
London based 8-piece Chainska Brassika are firm party-starting favourites, rocking crowds from Glastonbury to Notting Hill Carnival and Rototom Sunplash to Outlook. Regularly found opening for 2-Tone legends Madness, Chainska are at the forefront of the new UK Ska movement. Their high-energy live show has taken the band to some of the Ska & Reggae world’s biggest stages, spreading their contagious horn driven anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and and even on a full blown tour of Jamaica.
Their latest album ‘Harry J Business’ was recorded at Harry J Studios in Kingston with double Grammy award winning producer Stephen Stewart. The album featured a rare guest performance from reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals, and has gained major airplay across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music & BBC Radio 1xtra. The album gained a 6-page review in the world's biggest Reggae magazine 'Festiville' and got them invited to showcase at SXSW Festival in Texas.
With their classic Ska sound backed up by a dynamite brass section, Chainska Brassika continue to win over new fans and delight their faithful following with their undeniable crowd pleasing formula.
Chainska Brassika, finish their November UK tour on a high with an extremely special home coming show at Islington's The Garage.
November 10th will see a celebration of the 21st century Ska and Reggae scene with a line up brimming full with todays stars. Alongside Chainska Brassika are Essex's own Death of Guitar Pop whose current single features none other than the original rude boy, Neville Staple. Kicking off the live performances will be the Chainska tour support and festival favourites, Bare Jams, with their "organic and freshly brewed party vibes".
It wouldn't be a Roots party without some mighty fine selectors playing the finest cuts and the deejays spinning are worthy headliners in their own right. Josh from London's own Reggae band The Skints will be joining the party. As will Island Records artist and yet another Londoner, KIKO BUN. Finishing the bill are Ska Beat Soul playing strictly original heavyweight Jamaican vinyl to make sure we all remember where it all started.
A celebration of 21st Century Ska & Reggae
Death of Guitar Pop
Josh fro The Skints
Ska Beat Soul
Saturday 10th November 8pm-2am
The Garage, Highbury & Islington - London
UK Tour Dates
01/11 - Newcastle Cluny
02/11 - Glasgow Hug & Pint
03/11 - Birmingham Castle & Falcon
04/11 - Manchester Deaf Institute
06/11 - Southampton Joiners
07/11 - Brighton Hope & Ruin
09/11 - Norwich Arts Centre
10/11 - London The Garage