Folkestone Skabour Festival 2018

April 15th, 2018

FOLKESTONE SKABOUR FESTIVAL Sept 14, 15 & 16 of  2018 is looking to be one of our best festivals yet. The main venue is the Grand Burstin Hotel at Folkestone Harbour. The voluntary Ska Co-op present a great line that includes headliners: THE TENNORS with backing band INTENSIFIED, DENNIS ALCAPONE & WINSTON REEDY, NATTY BO & THE TOP CATS. + The Dekkertones, The Scorchers, The Statuesques from Dublin. + DJs Gladdy Wax, Oxman Dubvendor, Tiny T and many more. + A film matinee of BABYLON. Skabour classic Scooter Ride-Out.

Book now for a superb weekend package that includes 2 FREE meals each day, the longest bar in town and a massive ska party. The festival is also FREE and open to the community on Friday and Saturday afternoons only till 5pm subject to capacity. To book online visit:

The poster shown is all hand lettered by Teflon in recognition of one of Jamaicas great graphic designers back in the 70s of Denzil “Sassafras” Naar, a legend in Dancehall and Reggae history.


Teflon at Freedom Sounds Festival 2018 Køln Germany

April 15th, 2018

Teflon will be at the FREEDOM SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 April 20/21 with his exhibition showing of “This ART 2 Tone”.

Plus also giving a Q&A at a showing of the icon film “Dance Craze” on Wednesday April 18th at the Rex Am Ring in Køln.

Hope see new and old friends. All enquires on posters etc email:

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This ART 2 Tone at Create Festival, Ashford Kent

July 12th, 2017


1. 14th JULY till 13th AUGUST 2017. A new This ART 2 Tone exhibition by Teflon at Stag Coffee, 108-110 High Street, Ashford, Kent TN24 8SD. FREE!

2. Thursday JULY 20th 2017, 7pm till 11pm. TEFLON’S SKA TRAIN. With a Q&As session + skanking of the highest order with DJs Sir Ben Watson & King Nathan FUSS Atkins. Create Platform Event. Tickets £5 online: or OTD if any left.

3. Saturday 22nd JULY 2017. CREATE FESTIVAL at Victoria Park, Ashford, Kent. Teflon is in the marquee. Come and say hello. Headliners: THE SELECTER

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I’m wondering now…

August 12th, 2016

My Teflon website has been up for 7 years now since The Specials reformed and started touring again in 2009. It has been a celebration of all things 2 Tone and the small part of my involvement back in the day. I am pleased to have been at the start and concept of the  Folkestone Skabour Festival with it’s success each year although it did go through some stormy waters, but is now on an even keel, with a great team of local ska, rocksteady and reggae luvvers (the Ska Co-op) and at its home of the Grand Burstin Hotel at Folkestone Harbour and as a community not-for-profit event. I have met some great new friends on this new 2 Tone adventure and greatly honoured to have designed again artworks for The Selecter. It has brought me the opportunities of new album sleeves to design and artwork for some of the great Jamaican singers, musicians and producers ie Bunny Striker Lee, Lee Scratch Perry, Yabby You, Horace Andy, Dennis Bovell etc for Pressure Sounds. But with the intervention of a few things this website will change or move on. There will be a gallery of all the related Teflon 2 Tone works I was in involved with that bring happy memories for all us along this journey from ‘79. I will be pleased also to discuss those works with your enquires.


TA2T exhibition at Lime Bar & Cafe

August 12th, 2016

A small “This ART 2 Tone” exhibition can be seen at LIME Bar & Cafe, 42 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JU during September 1st till 30th.

Visiting or passing through Folkestone, Channel Tunnel or at SKABOUR drop in and don’t miss.

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