8 JUNE 21:00
Rotonda del Lungomare Vittorio Emanuele III TARANTO, TA
Opening act Liam Gallagher. Presales on


King Hammond (Nick Welsh)
King Hammond, winner in 2002 of a Grammy as Best Reggae Album in his capacity as Music Director for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s album “Jamaican ET”, began his career in 1977 as bassist and author with Bad Manners, Buster All Stars, The Selecter. He formed the Big Five and Skaville UK. He collaborates with Trojan Record. Among his most famous singles Skaville UK and This Is Ska, creating the skacid! He collaborates with some legends such as Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Dave Barker, Susan Cadogan, Judge Dread, Rico Rodriguez.
Attending a live performance by King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia means taking part in that special time in the history of music that has given rise to cultural movements that are still widespread today in the name of integration and anti-racism. Icon of the 2Tone, KH’s style today is a perfect mix of English aplomb and Caribbean groove. His live power, which in the 80s made him create a new genre renamed by the media “skacid”, has remained completely unchanged in its exuberance. Compact rhythm section, powerful organ, guitar traveling between reggae and rock’n’roll and a bursting wind section are the perfect recipe that brought the KH show to America, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Ireland and, of course, to the UK and to release with the Chicago Jump Up Records. Often his live shows make use of renowned guests, including reggae legends Dave Barker and Susan Cadogan Possible surprises in each of his shows…


King Hammond (Nick Welsh): Cantante Gaetano Grazioso: Organo Rufio Rodriguez: Chitarra/backing voice Faisal Rashid: Basso Malcom Elvis Bray: Batteria Wendy Jayne Bridger: Tromba/backing voice Dario Mr. Bogo Divella: Sax/backing voice
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