November 15th, 2013
Have these Nutty Dancer licensed rocket stools available soon and exclusive to order from www.2toneposters.co.uk and on the website revamp very soon. Ideal for every rude boy or rude girl Christmas pressie. The white side one is also available with a check band (not shown). Optional black or chrome legs. Not cheap (£159 inc P&P) but then a nice product and craftsman made … drop me a line for details or to order one in time for Christmas: email@example.com
October 2nd, 2013
A 2 Tone Posters Mini Exhibition will be at SKAMOUTH at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk 2013 October 18, 19, 20 & 21. It will be great to see old and new friends at this amazing event that showcases so much including performances by Neville Staple, The Uptown Collective of Winston Reedy & Pressure Tenants, Dave Barker, The Dualers. King Hammond & Spirit of 69, From The Jam & Bruce Foxton and many more.
See www.skamouth.co.uk for details
October 2nd, 2013
The Ska Co-op in association with Folkestone Festivals present the original and official Folkestone Ska Festival for 2014 of top bands and DJs. It takes place in the striking, fabulous venue of Leas Cliff Hall and Channel Suite and on The Leas. It connects with its community free Harbour roots with small stage and harbour pubs. Boss Shots Lawn, A Scooter Park, Ride Out and Ska Market.
it is the ONLY top ska, rock steady, reggae, northern soul. Mod R&B event to be at.
MAJOR LINE UP to be announced soon. Leas Cliff Hall tickets and box office opens very shortly. The Leas and Harbour will be a FREE community area.
PLUS! – TICKETS ON SALE SOON for the “SKA AID” benefit gig at Leas Cliff Hall on SATURDAY JANUARY 18th, 2014. The Dualers, TootNskamen, Hey Rudi and many other bands and DJs are giving their services free, in a groundswell of support for local small businesses and services that have suffered financial loss in the aftermath of 2013’s event … most know why.
August 31st, 2013
In the beginning the word was SKA. In 1979 I was called up to the offices of Chrysalis A&R to meet Jerry Dammers and Horace Panter… it was the beginning of 2 Tone… little did I know and probably any of us where this would lead to but over 30 odd years later one illustration I created of the “Nutty Dancer” for the first single by Madness, progressing from the cool standing label of Walt Jabsco created by Jerry (with a bit help from Horace) was to become iconic as the music itself.
In 2009 I had an art exhibition of the designs in Margate. This led to more exhibitions in Brighton, Coventry, London, New York and then to where I live now in Folkestone. The local sea food trader Tony Pye said I should get a few bands to play at the harbour. This led to SKABOUR of 22 bands and 30 DJs. It has progressed year by year to become Ska Splash. 2014 will see another new name or the return of SKABOUR as a co-operative of the ska followers and supporters that have made it and return the chariot it to its ethos of a community festival.
The iconic Teflon “Nutty Dancer” has evolved each year from the original black and white to different two tone tonic suits for each festival and permission granted for its usage of the illustration for each festival. So prepare to skank again Folkestone… swing low sweet chariot!
July 14th, 2013
SUNDAY BEST SCOOTERFEST 3 at Capel Manor, Enfield, Middlesex (near to THFC training ground off M25) is a must for enthusiasts of classic and modern scooters, vespa and lambrettas. There is a custom show, parts fair, live music, retro stalls etc.. a great day for all the family, re-live the 60s.
Event Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Event Time: 10.00am-4.00pm
BIG 10 ska covers band playing.
Admission: Adults £5.50. Concessions £4.50 (including senior citizens, disabled, students, benefit card holders). Children £2.50 (5s and under go free)
Family Ticket £13.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
PLUS see some of Lucy Rollston metal work art for sale of my 2 Tone graphics by permission. Lucy is a spray artist for scooter panels, so get along and see some of her works: