The revival is coming. If you're ready for thumping double bass, raucous four-part harmony and honking horns then it's time to dust off your boots and your sharpest gear and join us on the dance floor!
UPCOMING GIGS IN 2017
Upcoming gigs in 2017... 13 January - Arches Venue, Coventry, UK 22 February - Smokestack, Leeds, UK 28 February - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford, UK 6 April - The Grove, Leeds, UK 8 April - The Polar Bear, Hull, UK 13 May - Favestival, Doncaster, UK 28 May - Blues Bar, Harrogate, UK 2 June - Something To Smile About Festival, Doncaster, UK 4 June - The Lighthouse, Deal, UK 14 July - Cask Corner Dive Bar, Doncaster, UK 15 July - Bananallama Festival, Matlock, UK 16 July - The Donkey, Leicester, UK 18 July - The Old Barn, Portsmouth, UK 28 October - Skalloween Festival, Dumfries, UK
We're delighted to announce that King Zepha are supporting the legendary originators of ska & rocksteady The Skatalites on their 2016 UK tour. King Zepha will be appearing on the following dates:
17 November 2016 Hare & Hounds Birmingham Details/tickets: https://www.gigantic.com/the-skatalites-hare-and-hounds-2016-11-17-19-00
20 November 2016 The Wardrobe Leeds Details/tickets: http://www.thewardrobe.co.uk/event/the-skatalites-2/
It's a real honour to asked to support The Skatalites as they've been a huge influence on our sound and, due to another booking, we missed them last time they were in the UK. We really can't wait for this one!
Saturday 16th July sees the launch of our new all dayer, REVIVAL! The event is taking place at St. Bartholomew's Social Club, Wesley Road, Leeds 12, and will feature live music from King Zepha and guests, plus REVIVAL! DJs playing ska, jump jive, bluebeat, reggae, dub, afrobeat & dancehall. There will also be a jerk chicken BBQ and ridiculous drinks offers. Please visit: www.facebook.com/armleyrevival for more info
We're delighted to announce the following live shows in 2016. We hope to see you there!
8 January - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK 9 January - Hootananny Brixton, London, UK 9 February - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford, UK 11 February - Sela Bar, Leeds, UK 12 February - Coastival Festival, Scarborough, UK 18 February - 100 Wardour Street, London, UK 4 March - The Blind Pig, Halifax, UK 24 March - London International Ska Festival, London, UK 25 March - The Lifeboat Tavern, Tenby, UK 26 March - Murph's Bar, Tramore, IRE 27 March - Tramore Ska & Reggae Festival, Tramore, IRE 9 April - Official Trojan Records Club Night, London, UK 10 April - The Lighthouse, Deal, UK 11 April - The Anchor, Wingham, UK 12 April - Priory Hotel, Dover, UK 13 April - Poortgebouwer, Rotterdam, NL 14 April - Cafe Molotov, Gent, BE 15 April - ACU, Utrecht, NL 15 April - Nooderlicht Cafe, NDSM, NL 16 April - OT301, Amsterdam, NL 17 April - ADM, Amsterdam, NL 1 May - Beaver Works, Leeds, UK 1 June - Smokestack, Leeds, UK 1 July - Skagate Festival, Margate, UK 2 July - Ska & Vintage Reggae All Dayer, Bradford, UK 10 July - Doncaster Brewery & Tap, Doncaster, UK 16 July - St. Bartholomew's Social Club, Leeds, UK 23 July - Underneath The Stars Festival, Barnsley, UK 29 July - Y Not Festival, Matlock, UK 12 August - Boomtown Fair, Winchester, UK 14 August - Froddington Arms, Southampton, UK 15 August - The Anchor, Wingham, UK 16 August - Moulin de Mandassagne, Villereal, FR 17 August - Casa Irla, Sant Feliu de Guixols, ES 18 August - Taverna del Pirata, Llanca, ES 19 August - L'entonnoir, Prades, FR 21 August - ADM, Amsterdam, NL 22 August - Cafe Monumentje, Amsterdam, NL 23 August - Bajesdorp, Amsterdam, NL 24 August - Jan Van Gent, Gent, BE 25 August - Bedroom Bar, London, UK 26 August - Cask Corner Dive Bar, Doncaster, UK 27 August - Bridge Inn Beer Festival, Leeds, UK 28 August - Unity Works, Wakefield, UK 17 September - Skabour Festival, Folkestone, UK 8 October - The Polar Bear, Hull, UK 1 November - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK 12 November - Unity Works, Wakefield, UK 17 November - The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK (w/The Skatalites) 20 November - The Wardrobe, Leeds, UK (w/The Skatalites) 23 November - The Neptune, Chesterfield, UK 9 December - The Blind Pig, Halifax, UK 31 December - Sela Bar, Leeds, UK
We are delighted to announce that we're opening next year's London International Ska Festival (alongside Intensified and the legendary Stranger Cole) and performing a headline show at Tramore Ska & Reggae Festival in Ireland. Man, are we looking forward to next Easter! Then, in September we're heading to Skabour in Folkestone for some seaside ska times :)
The album is available as a limited edition double CD (in a double card wallet - like a miniature double vinyl sleeve) or as a digital download. Part 1, which is based on a '70s mixtape, features nine original tracks, two dubs and an instrumental reworking of Desmond Dekker's Israelites. Part 2 is a live recording of a night club gig in the band's native Leeds.
On behalf of the band and production team, I would like to thank everyone who came to watch us in 2014. We enjoyed every performance and we're really looking forward to seeing you at our 2015 shows. Onwards and upwards! KZ x
King Zepha is pleased to unveil his brand new live show, King Zepha & The Bluebeat Renaissance, featuring an all-star 7-piece band. Collectively, the band members have worked with East Park Reggae Collective, Utah Saints and UK chart-topper John Newman. You can expect to hear ska & rocksteady rhythms, red-hot rhythm & blues, dub delay and honking horns.
Dust off your boots and your sharpest gear, at a night club near you the revival is here! Live dates: