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Winter SKA Wipeout with Chris Murray, Los Furios, Heads Hang Heavy and Bone Daddies

22 January 2013 3 Comments

VanMusic and CiTR presents A Night of Ska Reggae with Chris Murray, one of the best rootsy singer-songwriters of the planet, Los Furios, Heads Hang Heavy and The Bone Daddies.

VanMusic and CiTR teamed with Vancouver´s best Ska band Los Furios to bring legendary Canadian Reggae singer Chris Murray to Vancouver. The show will be on January 25th at the Rickshaw Theatre 254 East Hastings Street. Opening the concert will be two of the most promising local bands that are already making waves in Canada Ska scene: The Bone Daddies and Heads Hang Heavy.

Advanced tickets: $15 Red Cat, Neptoon, Highlife and Zulu records.

Chris Murray is a unique force on today’s music scene. Born in Toronto, he earned a strong reputation as a dynamic performer and gifted songwriter as leader of influential Canadian Ska group King Apparatus. Entering LA’s ultra-purist rock steady scene armed only with an acoustic guitar, Chris has become a leading figure in the world’s foremost authentic Jamaican music community.

Life has led Chris down a musical path to the very roots of reggae music. From trading songs on acoustic guitar with boogie-ska pioneer Laurel Aitken and singing with famed bandleader Carlos Malcom, to jamming with The Specials in a basement club and recording with Jamaica’s original rhythm section, Lloyd Knibb and Lloyd Brevett, Chris has served his apprenticeship with the finest musicians associated with the genre. He has also performed with backing groups for such legendary Jamaican artists as Rico Rodriguez, Leonard Dillon (The Ethiopians), Eric Morris and Prince Buster.

Chris has toured on five continents, sometimes solo, sometimes with his LA band Chris Murray Combo, and sometimes backed by local groups like. His travels have taken him throughout the US, Canada, Europe, the UK, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. The one man Ska band have toured with such luminaries like Dr Ring Ding, King Django, Regatta 69, The Planet Smashers, Catch22 among others.

Official Video Love Flame

Los Furios

Los Furios is a high-energy Rock/Ska/Reggae indie band that is quickly rising to international fame. Since 2003 they have been committed to entertaining their live audiences. With a devoted fan following, Los Furios performs an intense mix of reggae and punk infused ska originals (complete with a horn section) sure to get you out on the floor!

Los Furios playing Urban Rush How the Mighty Fallen

Bone Daddies

The Bone Daddies formed from the reminisce of stagnation Taking influences from a wide variety of musical genre’s including Ska, reggae, swing, jazz, rockabilly and punk. The Band has created a sound that is familiar and yet distinctively unique. Forming in the summer of 2008, and with only a few months of writing and rehearsals under their belts, the boys hit the Vancouver Ska Scene with a force and show no signs of slowing down. Moving dance floors with their newly fused sound, The Bone Daddies present a musical momentum that is hard not to get swept up in.

Performing at the Grandview Legion on Commercial Dr.

Heads Hang Heavy

Brought together by a love for all things that make people move, HEADS HANG HEAVY is a collective of diverse musicians who share the common goal of making dance floors sweat. Combining the roots of Reggae, the meatiness of the Blues, and a splash of Ska – HHH complete their west coast blend with original music and tasty vocals that stir your thoughts and warm the soul.

While their sound is strongly rooted in Jamaican musical styles such as Reggae, Ska and Dancehall,  HEADS HANG HEAVY also draw ideas from other forms of dance music including Disco, Hip-hop, Funk and Rock.  HHH strive to bring an intelligent and conscious positivity to their lyrics while expressing the unique west coast culture of British Columbia.

Heads Hang Heavy – Collie Herb Man ( Katchafire – Cover)

Chris Murray Combo performing Ex Darlin’ at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood

Reggae TV appearance Time is the Master

Los Furios at Rickshaw theatre Ska in Mexico

Los Furios touring Mexico Together as one

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